What other jobs might you be interested in if you weren’t so busy writing music? Michael Daugherty

What other jobs might you be interested in if you weren’t so busy writing music? Michael Daugherty



Michael Daugherty
Photo courtesy 21st Century Music Management

If I was not a composer I would either run a used book store or be a lounge cocktail pianist. I have always loved the smell of old books and enjoyed rummaging through the stacks never knowing what I might come across.

For years I was a lounge pianist and enjoyed playing all over the globe during my student years. One meets many interesting and strange people at the gigs. My most unmemorable lounge gig: Ramada Inn, New Jersey Turnpike, Exit One.