With the expanse of opportunity presented on the internet, it is rapidly becoming apparent that any dream can be realised.
And if that dream is to conduct one of the world's great orchestras then you may be in luck.
For one night only, one lucky bidder will be given the chance to conduct the CBSO under the expert tuition of its internationally acclaimed music director Sakari Oramo.
For ten days, eBay users from across the world can bid for this once in a lifetime opportunity to conduct the orchestra in a rehearsal at a date to be set.
However, if your dream includes the buzz of conducting with the presence of an audience, The Worcester Three Choirs Festival may be more to your satisfaction.
This auction, also on eBay, provides the chance to conduct a public performance of the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah.
The CBSO auction, which will raise money for CBSO education and community projects, goes live tomorrow which coincides with the day of CBSO's BBC prom at the Royal Albert Hall.
Oramo said: "I like this quirky concept to raise money for our education and community work, and I am delighted that CBSO have chosen to use my services." This opportunity is not just open to those with conducting knowledge, anybody will be able to take up the baton, providing they place the highest bid.
The winning bidder will receive a conducting masterclass with the Finnish maestro, after which they will be in full command of a 90-piece orchestra in the rehearsal at the symphony hall. The day will be concluded by a meal with the orchestra and its management and a night's accommodation in a top Birmingham hotel.
The performance at the Worcester Three Choirs Festival is part of the penultimate event, the Bring and Sing Messiah, which takes place in Worcester Cathedral on Saturday August 13.
This lot also includes photographic evidence of their achievement, along with entry to the Bring and Sing Messiah rehearsals and concert along with their family, and free tickets for themselves and their family for the concert finale on Sunday. The winner will also be provided with a tour of the cathedral and accommodation at one of Worcester's finest hotels.
Esther Blaine, from the Three Choirs Festival, said: "If it looks like they don't know what they are doing, they can follow the lead musician and they'll be alright."