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PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN: Divides Time Between Touring And Developing Database

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Christy, a professional musician and the first woman conductor on the national tour of "Wicked," has made a career from doing what she loves best, which now includes developing an international music credits database.

Degree: Communication and Media Studies - Performance Art
Job Title: Professional Musician, Founder, Promusicdb.com

Job Summary: Musicians and Singers

Job Description

Musicians and singers play instruments or sing for live audiences and in recording studios. They perform in a variety of styles, such as classical, jazz, opera, rap, or rock.

On-the-Job Training

None

Additional Info

Musicians and singers need extensive and prolonged training and practice to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to interpret music at a professional level.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$20,000 - $60,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
5 to 15 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Part-time, Full-time, Long hours, Flexible, Irregular, Varies Widely
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Travel, Remote, Outdoor, Indoor, Home, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Patience, Creativity, Verbal communication skills, Artistic, Strength/stamina, People skills, Public speaking ability, Networking, Adventurous

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Recommended majors
Recommended Majors
Music
Performing Arts
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m='16079'>for</span> <span m='16340'>Mannheim</span> <span m='16810'>Steamroller,</span> <span m='17730'>I've</span> <span m='18050'>sung</span> <span m='18385'>on about</span> <span m='18720'>30</span> <span m='19010'>films,</span> <span m='19275'>I</span> <span m='19540'>was</span> <span m='20020'>the first</span> <span m='20980'>woman conductor</span> <span m='21460'>for</span> <span m='21940'>the</span> <span m='22420'>national tour</span> <span m='22900'>of</span> <span m='23380'>Wicked.</span> </p><p><span m='23860'>Well,</span> <span m='24340'>as</span> <span m='24820'>anybody</span> <span m='25300'>knows,</span> <span m='25780'>the</span> <span m='26260'>music business</span> <span m='26740'>is changing</span> <span m='27220'>drastically.</span> <span m='27700'>Technology's</span> <span m='28180'>brought big</span> <span m='28660'>changes to</span> <span m='29140'>what we do.</span> <span m='29620'>Hence,</span> <span m='30600'>I'm</span> <span m='31230'>creating</span> <span m='31680'>a</span> <span m='33516'>music-based</span> <span m='34434'>site</span> <span m='34893'>on</span> <span m='35352'>musician</span> <span m='35811'>credits,</span> <span m='36729'>basically</span> <span m='37780'>archiving</span> <span m='38330'>what</span> <span m='38560'>I've</span> <span m='38790'>done</span> <span m='39030'>in</span> <span m='39120'>my</span> <span m='39290'>life</span> <span m='39540'>as</span> <span m='39770'>well as</span> <span m='40000'>millions of other</span> <span m='40490'>people.</span> </p><p><span m='41388'>Do</span> <span m='41826'>I</span> <span m='42264'>play</span> <span m='42702'>as much</span> <span m='43140'>as</span> <span m='43578'>I used</span> <span m='44016'>to?</span> <span m='44460'>Probably</span> <span m='44740'>not,</span> <span m='45622'>but</span> <span m='47038'>there are</span> <span m='47510'>times when</span> <span m='47982'>I</span> <span m='48454'>tour and</span> <span m='48926'>I'm</span> <span m='49398'>on</span> <span m='49870'>the road</span> <span m='50350'>for</span> <span m='50600'>a</span> <span m='50880'>couple</span> <span m='51250'>months</span> <span m='51610'>of the year,</span> <span m='51890'>and</span> <span m='52000'>then</span> <span m='52130'>I</span> <span m='52190'>come</span> <span m='52400'>home</span> <span m='52670'>and</span> <span m='52770'>I</span> <span m='52860'>don't</span> <span m='53610'>have</span> <span m='53690'>much</span> <span m='54120'>to do.</span> <span m='54980'>So</span> <span m='55410'>that's</span> <span m='55630'>kind</span> <span m='55850'>of</span> <span m='55990'>my</span> <span m='56390'>model</span> <span m='56900'>in life.</span> <span m='57890'>I</span> <span m='58385'>find something</span> <span m='58880'>else to</span> <span m='59375'>do in</span> <span m='59870'>that down time,</span> <span m='60365'>and</span> <span m='60860'>I love</span> <span m='61355'>music,</span> <span m='61850'>and</span> <span m='62345'>it's</span> <span m='62840'>what my purpose</span> <span m='63335'>is.</span> <span m='63830'>So</span> <span m='64325'>yeah,</span> <span m='66800'>just</span> <span m='67295'>change with</span> <span m='67790'>the times</span> <span m='68285'>and find</span> <span m='68780'>your love,</span> <span m='69275'>and</span> <span m='69770'>your</span> <span m='70265'>path</span> <span m='70760'>will be</span> <span m='71255'>there</span> <span m='71750'>for</span> <span m='72245'>you.</span> </p><p><span m='73260'>How</span> <span m='73460'>did I</span> <span m='73860'>get into</span> <span m='74100'>this?</span> <span m='74210'>I started</span> <span m='74590'>playing</span> <span m='74870'>piano when I</span> <span m='75150'>was three.</span> <span m='77980'>I went</span> <span m='78475'>to college</span> <span m='78970'>for piano,</span> <span m='79465'>and then</span> <span m='79960'>I went</span> <span m='80455'>into composition</span> <span m='80950'>for my</span> <span m='81445'>master's</span> <span m='81940'>degree.</span> <span m='83920'>Then I</span> <span m='84415'>moved Los Angeles.</span> <span m='84910'>I</span> <span m='85130'>went to</span> <span m='85340'>school in</span> <span m='85685'>Florida at</span> <span m='86030'>University of</span> <span m='86385'>Miami,</span> <span m='86740'>and then</span> <span m='87193'>I moved</span> <span m='87646'>to Los</span> <span m='88099'>Angeles</span> <span m='88552'>and</span> <span m='90820'>answered</span> <span m='91210'>every</span> <span m='91480'>ad,</span> <span m='93150'>started</span> <span m='93500'>making</span> <span m='94030'>phone</span> <span m='94250'>calls</span> <span m='94740'>to</span> <span m='95130'>connections</span> <span m='95596'>of</span> <span m='96062'>people</span> <span m='96528'>I had</span> <span m='96994'>networked</span> <span m='97460'>with,</span> <span m='97800'>or I'd</span> <span m='98090'>asked their</span> <span m='98410'>names</span> <span m='98730'>and gotten</span> <span m='98980'>referrals,</span> <span m='99455'>and</span> <span m='99930'>just called</span> <span m='100405'>and started</span> <span m='100880'>hitting</span> <span m='101355'>the</span> <span m='101830'>pavement.</span> </p><p><span m='102305'>I'm</span> <span m='102780'>still</span> <span m='103430'>figuring</span> <span m='103820'>it</span> <span m='103920'>out.</span> <span m='105260'>I</span> <span m='105754'>think</span> <span m='106248'>when you</span> <span m='106742'>get out</span> <span m='107236'>of school,</span> <span m='107730'>or when you graduate,</span> <span m='108224'>you</span> <span m='108718'>think that there's</span> <span m='109212'>a plan to</span> <span m='109706'>follow.</span> <span m='110200'>And</span> <span m='110694'>what I've</span> <span m='111188'>learned is</span> <span m='111682'>that</span> <span m='112176'>there really isn't,</span> <span m='112670'>other than the</span> <span m='113164'>one that's in</span> <span m='113658'>your heart.</span> 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m='128009'>love</span> <span m='128310'>doing,</span> <span m='128880'>and go</span> <span m='129185'>do that.</span> <span m='129490'>And</span> <span m='129669'>do</span> <span m='129789'>everything</span> <span m='130410'>you can</span> <span m='130872'>to</span> <span m='132720'>have</span> <span m='133060'>joy</span> <span m='133690'>doing</span> <span m='133990'>that.</span> </p>","file":{"id":195492,"video_id":"2707684697001","name":"60123508","duration":134187,"thumbnail_url":null}});