The music editor of the New York Times surveys the field of music for career possibilities, and his findings make a worthwhile contribution to the vocational shelf. From opera, concert, solo and ensemble work to popular music, he covers all the ramifications of the type of work that a young musician might seek. Voice, instrument, teachers, managers, publicity needed and what kind, prodigies, possibilities that are not overworked, patrons, schools, community work, etc., etc. -- all interspersed with tidbits about topranking stars. Emphasizing the fact that the highest rungs are not crowded, that it is the little man who is hard pushed to earn a living in music, he warns off those who are not ready to work -- take setbacks, knocks and delays in their stride, and who have not imagination and patience to overcome the obstacles to be encountered in this hazardous, but worthwhile, profession. A library must and a good reference book for musical centers, schools, etc.