Being part of an ensemble that possesses and regularly uses talent such that, as a entity, we are an instrument of personal change and motivation surpassed by none other than divinity, is the most rewarding experience of my professional life second only to witnessing said instrumentation amidst tears of inexpressible joy.
Composer-based compositions and performances, any musical endeavors that strive to merely entertain the "enlightened" and educated, have no business with the name "music." Music, unadulterated and profound, can bring even the least educated man a glimpse of Einstein, the greatest sinner a breath of Eden. Music is not about an equation or a process; emotion far out weighs how intellectually superior the compositional technique might be.
Elitist music is a contradiction in terms.