The assessment of the reasons for choosing their professions of State Opera and Ballet Orchestra artists

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Zeynep Unver
Ayse Cakir İlhan


In this study, it is aimed to lay out the factors which lead to the choice of profession of State Opera and Ballet (SOB) artists. In the survey developed to serve this end, 120 out of a total of 493 orchestra artists working at SOB orchestras in Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir, Mersin, Antalya and Samsun have participated. The data obtained were formatted as tables according to frequency and percentage and analysed with descriptive analysis method. It is understood that, when choosing their profession, orchestra artists do not take into consideration of social and economic factors but rather their ability and interests.

Keywords: Choice of profession, musician, musical instrument training, orchestra artist, music education.


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