Musicians are talented and skilled in playing one or several musical instruments. They prepare for auditions, attend rehearsals, and learn new pieces of music to extend their repertoire. A musician’s talents can also include performing, singing, composing, conducting, and arranging among a wide range of styles and genres such as alternative, blues, rock, classical, jazz, R&B, indie, hip-hop, country, and many more. A musician’s passion is to play music. They spend a significant amount of time learning, practicing, and perfecting their musical abilities so as to become professionals within the music world, or to teach music to others. Musicians may perform as solo artists, in bands, ensembles, choirs, and orchestras either in front of live audiences, or in recording studios.