In addition those who want to work in Broadway must also have some formal education such as a degree or attend a music program. To be accepted into a music or degree program you often are required to submit a recording of your abilities, audition in person, or do both. Singers work a variety of hours but usually includes a lot of weekends and nights. They also spend numerous hours rehearsing and usually only have intermittent work. Most work part-time and have other jobs to compensate times that are not getting paid to sing. It can take many years to get signed on by an agent or recording studio therefore it can be very competitive in nature.