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Article Published: 11 Jul 2023

The Vocal Economy: Hidden costs of an operatic career

There are careers that have fairly pre­dictable costs and trajectories. Lawyers attend college and law school and then begin to practice. Doctors attend medi­cal school, which often leads directly to residencies and post-graduate employ­ment. Likewise, financial analysts and engineers tend to move immediately from study to internship to the workforce. College training for such pro­fessions is expensive, but the increased earning potential offsets the cost of attending university.

This article was published in the Summer 2023 issue of Opera America Magazine.

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