Amberly Madayag
Amberly Madayag voted up Walt O'Reagun's answer

If you mean "classical" music as a piece written for an orchestra ... There still are.  However, most of them are engaged in writing music for movies or games.  Other than that, there really isn't a market for new orchestral pieces ... No market = no money = VERY little incentive to spend the … Read more

Amberly Madayag
Amberly Madayag voted up Anonymous' answer

The definition for classical music is as follows:

serious or conventional music following long-established principles rather than a folk, jazz, or popular tradition.

  • (more specifically) music written in the European tradition during a period lasting approximately from 1750 to 1830, when forms such as the symphony, concerto, and sonata were standardized.

So that's why they're kind of unapproachable.  … Read more