The Teton Valley in Jackson Wyoming is my summer home. Playing in the Grand Teton Music Festival is something I look forward to each summer. Some of the finest orchestra musicians across the country collaborate in excellent concerts and exciting hiking. Musicians compare jobs, past seasons, and catch up on who is doing what and recent trends throughout the field.
“I want to do that. How hard can it be anyway? Besides it looks like so much fun. I can’t believe they get paid to do something that fun! I wonder if I could go do it for free?”
So as I prepared for the concert this week, I figured it would be a good time to redirect attention to an old article I wrote a couple years back. It seems relevant now, more than ever.