What Were They Thinking?
For most music students the transition to the professional world does not usually happen abruptly. A switch is not thrown and voila, you’re a pro. The normal course of events involves a period of time when some gigs are well paid , some not-so-well and some not-at-all. It’s these not-so-well and not-at-all gigs that Laura Brownell writes about in this article from 2010. She offers good advice to students in, or approaching, this gray area.