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Classical 101

You do What for a Living? 5 Unique Classical Jobs

Michael Sowden sorting horsehair

It's a common question at cocktail parties and cookouts.  "So what do you do?"  It's a great ice breaker and can open up some great conversations.  I've always found being in the radio business makes for some great questions about how an airshift works, ("what do you do while the music's playing?"), and some odd requests, ("say something in your radio voice.")  Hmmm...I thought I just did.


Next to some people in the classical music business, my job seems a bit, well, common.  Below are some of the strange ways people earn a living in classical music as compiled by Sinfinimusic.com.

It makes me feel almost normal.

5 of the weirdest jobs in classical music