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Is Classical Music Elitist?

Photo by Patrick Schneider on Unsplash

As someone who plays in a symphony orchestra, I often get a wide variety of reactions when I tell people about my job.

When I was young, many kids at my elementary and high schools thought classical music was stupid and couldn’t comprehend my level of dedication to practicing my instrument. They thought it was weird that I would put Brahms symphonies on my iPod when…



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Viola Geena

Formerly Viola Altiste. Canadian writer who happens to be a violist in a symphony orchestra. All opinions are my own. Twitter: @violageena