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Go teach or pursue Master's first?

I am currently debating going to teach for a few years before I begin my master's work on a conducting degree. Any thoughts? Should I go try my hand at teaching first or go ahead and get the Master's of Music in Choral Condcuting??? Thoughts? Your advicve would be appreciated.
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on May 2, 2013 9:38am
I tend to agree with Michael. Because of the experiences I gained obtaining a MM, I was able to get a better quality job. Additionally, I think there is a lot to be said for doing grad work while you are still in "scholar mode" as the transition back could be a challenge. This also gives you an opportunity to firm up your fundamentals in methods and conducting before putting them to use.
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