What the hell is an orchestra job?

Allstate, the biggest of the American insurers, has laid off more than 1,400 orchestra members over the past few months, according to The Associated Press.The orchestra is one of several large insurers that have recently announced cuts, including Cigna, UnitedHealthcare and Aetna.As of Oct. 10, Cignus had more than 8,000 employees, including orchestra directors, in […]

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How to get into orchestered music in the USA

Orchestral music is a booming business in the United States, but not for the reasons some might assume.A study by the Pew Research Center shows that in the last decade, the number of orchestras performing concerts and festivals has exploded, from fewer than 400 in 2000 to more than 500 now.And that’s just in the […]

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How to find the best concert halls in Melbourne

When you’re a budding concert pianist, it can be difficult to know where to start.But now there are many more options in Melbourne for aspiring composers to discover.The National Symphony Orchestra is one of them.“It’s pretty easy to get started, because you can get started at a local music venue, a music academy or an […]

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