SKF NOTE: Rita Moreno’s words of wisdom apply also to musicians.
Rita Moreno sends off grads at Berklee commencement
By June Wulff GLOBE CORRESPONDENT MAY 07, 2016
Q. With your seven decades in show business, young performers should hang on your every word. When you give a speech to graduates and aspiring performers, what advice do you give them?
A. The most important [piece of advice] is to get yourself educated and be tough enough to get knocked down, brush yourself off, and keep moving. The tough thing for people in the arts is that you have to hang on to your sensitivity and tender side. Every job is hard to get, but in our profession, there’s a preponderance of rejection.