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Life after the Assembly Line

Are U.S. conservatories turning out too many musicians? PHILIP KENNICOTT wonders where all those conservatory graduates will find work once their school days are over.

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Illustrations: Janusz Kapusta
© CBS Television/Photofest 2013/© Janusz Kapusta 2013
There is a worst-case scenario for a singer who dreams of a big opera career — failure, after years of study, tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars of investment and the emotional manipulation...

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