I had a very short life as a professional musician. I quit school, (big mistake) and went on the road with a band. I played in nice hotels and got about 200.00 a week plus room and board. I didn't really care for the people in the band. There wasn't really much to do during the day. Eventually I quit and went home, got married and a day job. I was still playing and teaching. It slowly slipped away as I started making more money and it became a hobby. Recently I went on an audition. They had two days of auditions just for the first round. A while back, I played with a big band. The guy sitting next to me playing lead was a killer player. We talked and he told me that he was a full time musician. He told me that last year he had a good year. 20,000.00. This was a couple of years ago but it shows how hard it can be and how little return you can get. When I was in school, I was required to play in a number of groups. They were all 1 or 2 credits. You're playing all the time just to be a full time student. I can't imagine having another major too. All that being said, someone has to get the jobs, it could be you. A job in a symphony and teaching at a college can be a good living.