For those of you who are musically talented, you may wish to consider becoming a professional performer. Professional musicians pursue careers with orchestras, local and nationally touring ensembles, and in popular, jazz, rock, and even liturgical styles. Whatever niche you pursue, you will need many hours of practice and training in order to compete at that level. Music performers often struggle for a long time before making it big; very few musicians are as fortunate as the young stars we hear on the radio or see on TV. Be prepared to make compromises along the way in order to pursue your art.