Tales From The Pit: John Miller on Getting into NY Pit Playing

January 12, 2011

When I run across pages with interviews about being a pit musician, I try and pass them along. This page is terrific and sobering if you’re trying to get into the Pit business at the top level. Long, but great.  (warning: there’s a little language here and there)

Thanks to Sax On The Web for pointing it out.




  1. Interesting. The main points seem to be, know how to do your job, be reliable, and don’t be an asshole. Pretty much the same rules as any other line of work.

  2. John Miller is always a great mentor, and a great story-teller, for those interested in theatre gigs. He’s a real gift to the theatre community in NYC.

  3. […] came across a collection of videos tonight (thanks to The Collaborative Piano Blog and Tales from the Pit) of Broadway music contractor John Miller discussing how to get a gig on […]

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