The orchestra of 'Bright Star' at The Cort Theatre on March 24, 2016. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
New York University has launched a Broadway Orchestra initiative aimed at training the next generation of pit musicians. The initiative, which will launch with the school’s fall semester, will be led by Ted Sperling, a longtime Broadway music director, and John Miller, who has been the music coordinator on more than 130 Broadway shows and will serve as the program’s artistic advisor. The program is meant to teach the technical aspects of the job, as well as the realities of how to break into the industry.  Being in the pit of a Broadway show requires several specific skills sets, including…

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