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June 24, 2017

Our music education system is broken. As I wrote about last week, we have a glut of very talented musicians being trained for a very small subset of the work available in the larger music industry. We’re stuck in the 20th century by assuming that the best way to prepar...

June 20, 2017

After the recent viral post The Orchestral Dream is Dead, Tigran from the Off The Podium podcast invited Matt Waters, founder of Phantom Brass, to discuss music education, pursuing an orchestral career, and his approach to finding a path through the music scene in Sout...

June 14, 2017

The orchestral dream is dead. The times in which young musicians could apply to the top-tier schools, work their butts off in a practice room for four years and have a reasonable shot at winning some sort of sustainable playing job is long gone. I'm not the first music...

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