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is an artist
An artist is a person engaged in one or more of any of a broad spectrum of activities related to creating art, practicing the arts and/or demonstrating an art. The common usage in both everyday speech and academic discourse is a practitioner in the visual arts only...
who plays a musical instrument. It may or may not be the person's profession. Musicians can be classified by their roles in performing music and writing music.
- A person who makes music a profession.
- Anyone, professional or not, who is skilled in making music or performing music creatively.
- One who composes, conducts, or performs music, especially instrumental music.