It’s hard living as a musician, especially if you’re a student fresh out of school and looking to land that first big gig. Such was the case with Phillip Glass, now one of the 20th-century’s most celebrated composers. When he began his studies at the famed Juilliard School in New York City, Glass, like many of the other music students, had to find a way to support himself while going to school in a very expensive city. He took on a whole array of odd jobs, including work as a plumber and, most notably, as a taxi driver. In fact, he didn’t earn a single penny off of his compositions until the ripe age of 41! His studies (and perseverance) paid off, though, and he has since enjoyed a very celebrated career as a composer. He has composed for a wide variety of forms, including symphonies, operas, chamber music, electronic music, and film scores, like this score that he composed to accompany the classic 1931 film version of Dracula.