Monday, October 27, 2008

Every Classical Musician Should Read This Book!

Jason Heath has written an excellent and very candid account of the life of a free-lance musician. Jason is a highly respected bassist in the Chicago area and a colleague of mine. This book should be on the recommendation list of any private instructor who has students interested in pursuing performance degrees in college. Road Warrior Without an Expense Account is not just an account of the difficulties of making a living as a professional musician. It is a treatise on ways to reform the current system of music schools in the United States. In my title to this blog entry, I used the term classical musician. Although many of the topics covered can apply to other types of professional musicians.

Buy It Here

Or From Amazon

Jason also has a very informative blog and podcast series.

Just today, I ran across a great article entitled Top 7 Considerations for Music School Applicants. Check it out!

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