Let’s assume you’ve got your session date, venue, supervising orchestrator, score proofreader, supervising copyist, conductor, contractor/ supervisor and engineer lined up. Unless you are an “A-lister” already, chances are you will be fulfilling one or more of these jobs yourself, once the score is written. You might be conducting or contracting the orchestra or possibly doing nothing but trying to stay awake in the booth. Whichever way, you’ll still need a score supervisor, and if you’re going to hire one, you might as well get your money’s worth by finding a good one.
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