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I teach band and general music to very rural southern kids. My school is the only one in the county and we have 600 kids 4-12. The county seat has less than 1,000 people and the entire county is around 10,000.

At night and on weekends I play trombone and euphonium with our community band, varoius big bands, combos, quartets, quintets and a pro wind ensemble out of Nashville. I do pit work and copywork and teach private lessons, as well. I make as much money outside of my school setting as I do in.

I like to think I am a professional...
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I was a Systems Specialist (hardware / software) for the FAA for 30 years. Been retired now for 7 years.

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Along the same topic, what is it that you Bachelor's and/or Master's in Music Performance people do, who realized they needed a full time gig after the reality of the music business set in?

(Of which I am one)
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Retired high school mathematics teacher. (2020)
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High schooler mooching off parents hoping to get into a good college.
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What is YOUR profession!
Yes
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After posting this in May of 2004:
Todd S. Malicoate wrote:I sell auto parts for a living. I knew those three degrees would come in handy someday...
I'm pleased to report I'm now an adjunct music professor for the local university (not tuba...mostly jazz). I make about 1/2 as much which is challenging, but I wouldn't have it any other way.
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the elephant wrote:
Todd S. Malicoate wrote:After posting this in May of 2004:
Todd S. Malicoate wrote:I sell auto parts for a living. I knew those three degrees would come in handy someday...
I'm pleased to report I'm now an adjunct music professor for the local university (not tuba...mostly jazz). I make about 1/2 as much which is challenging, but I wouldn't have it any other way.
I am pleased to hear this, officially. Excellent!
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-tuba player in a rather busy Army reserve band; kinda bleh
-volleyball and basketball leagues and tournaments for a sports company, about 4-5 days a week; I view this as my actual job and make a decent buck off of it

Back in Indiana I played "semipro" stuff fairly often, usually 2 rehearsals a week. I also worked in a hospital cafeteria washing dishes for as many hours as I could grab. So, now I'm playing almost as much (though really not at all on the civilian side anymore) and work on the beach instead of in a cafeteria. :D
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Information Security and Business Continuity consultant is how I make my living.

Any income from tuba playing, or selling is a welcome supplement now I have a wife to support!
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Mostly semi-retired finish carpenter, retired band director, working musician: I guess that about sums it up. 8)
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Mojo workin' wrote:Along the same topic, what is it that you Bachelor's and/or Master's in Music Performance people do, who realized they needed a full time gig after the reality of the music business set in?
After graduating I did some free-lancing for a few years, had a full time gig for a year (2nd french horn in an orchestra in Portugal), then decided I didn't like it.

Music, apart from the absolute rock-bottom basics, is not taught in "normal" school in most of Europe. If you want to learn an instrument, there are separate institutes for that, that teach after school hours. I work for such a school in Bruges. Half-time as a music librarian, the other half in administration and school-related ict.
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I am a pastor of a Lutheran Church in south central Montana.
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I pick things up and put them down
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Doc, I don't play the upright bass, so I gotta ask: what's the deal with the f-holes on that gorgeous blonde?

That sounds like the set-up to an off-color joke, but I'm also legitimately curious. Congratulations on your new position!
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In exchange for money, I teach students about Sam Adams, Frederick Douglass, and other fine folks.
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Biggs wrote:Doc, I don't play the upright bass, so I gotta ask: what's the deal with the f-holes on that gorgeous blonde?

That sounds like the set-up to an off-color joke, but I'm also legitimately curious. Congratulations on your new position!
Yeah, I was curious about those white F holes too. Could it be beer suds leaking out of Doc's instrument. Naw, probably not. Doc doesn't like beer. LOL

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Love that picture of the kid getting a ticket; that'll show him!! :D
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