By Siyuan Du
The classical music industry is facing finance and marketing challenges. Chicago Symphony Orchestra, one of the top orchestras in the world, ran a small deficit in fiscal year 2014. The situation makes it more difficult for students who graduate with a music major to find a job.
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Now usually thousands candidates compete for one seat in an orchestra based in the Chicago area. Jennifer Colgan, the marketing manager of Chicago Symphony Orchestra, suggests music majors pursue a diverse background to prepare for different opportunities.