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Crushing Classical

Crushing Classical podcast is an ongoing series of provocative interviews with musicians who are pioneering a new path in the classical music genre. I dig into musician's lives who have made an often risky move towards forging a unique path and creating a different kind of music career for themselves. This is particularly challenging in a field where the conventional approach is seeking employment in an orchestra. Join me and learn how others are redefining a thriving classical music career.
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Crushing Classical: Redefining A Thriving Music Career

Jun 13, 2019

Thank you for joining me on the season finale episode of Crushing Classical! Stay tuned for Season 4, launching at the beginning of September.

What you'll hear:

  • The VALUE of building your audience online - the WHY from Lucas
  • How a karaoke night fast-tracked his career in the US
  • The importance of being in the right place at the right time… and being PREPARED for when you are
  • Some solid advice about school and student loan debt
  • How Lucas negotiated his tuition - and his point of view about school. This one is SUPER valuable!
  • And much more!

Follow Lucas on Instagram: @lucasmeachem

Lucas' blog: https://lucasmeachem.com/

I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than FICKS! 

https://www.ficksmusic.com/discount/CRUSH

Use the link above to get 10% off your first order!

May 23, 2019

What you'll hear:

  • How learning how to tell better stories is crucial for musicians
  • In today’s world with so much going on - what draws people to concerts? We discuss
  • On being a freelancer: the mindset and strategy that keeps you fulfilled and energized
  • The fringe benefits of your jobs outside of the repertoire and playing experience; this one is valuable and often forgotten about
  • The deeper way to find and show your humanity as a musician - and how that can grow and cultivate your audience
  • The steps to creating a summer chamber music festival and education program - how she did it!
  • Feeding your money-making side with your creative side: why feeding yourself is so important for your life
  • And much more!

Carrie's website: https://www.cjanework.com/

Mentioned on the show: Carrie’s upcoming book launch: Black Tie Optional is available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2HMsHwb

 

Her other books are also on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=carrie+knowles&ref=nb_sb_noss_2

 

The play adaptation of her short story - the performance is in RALEIGH soon! Sunday, May 26th at Burning Coal Theater in Raleigh!

http://burningcoal.org/

Information about Six: https://www.womenstheatrefestival.com/six

I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than FICKS! 

https://www.ficksmusic.com/discount/CRUSH

Use the link above to get 10% off your first order!

May 9, 2019

Today on the show I have Aubrey Bergauer, Executive Director of the California Symphony. What you'll hear:

  • Allowing concert goers to use their PHONES ON SILENT… the reaction from people inside the orchestra business and how people handle it in real life
  • The shocking marketing figure about social media… and what orchestras are MISSING when it comes to marketing. This one surprised me!
  • The phenomenon true for all humans that is extremely detrimental to arts organizations - and what to do about it
  • The surprising discoveries she found from a UNIQUE survey she conducted and the changes she made because of it
  • Orchestras: The problem you think you have (we need to build a new/younger audience) is not your actual problem. What it really is and what to do about it
  • And SO much more - this is a must-listen for all musicians, orchestra managements, festivals and opera companies who care about the future of classical music and the success of their own institutions!

Book recommendation: The Marketing Rebellion by Mark Schaefer

Southwest Magazine article about Aubrey:https://www.southwestmag.com/aubrey-bergauer/

Aubrey’s blog on Medium.com: https://medium.com/@AubreyBergauer

California Symphony website and social media pages: https://www.californiasymphony.org/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/californiasymphony/

Instagram: @californiasymphony 

I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than FICKS! 

https://www.ficksmusic.com/discount/CRUSH

Use the link above to get 10% off your first order!

Apr 25, 2019

What you'll hear:

  • How Amy Beth grew hers/her daughter’s Instagram account to over 28,000 followers
  • How she self-created her own career as a soloist
  • How she navigated an extremely difficult time in her life that put her solo career on hold - and how she jump-started it again
  • How being TRUE to YOURSELF, while sometimes scary - WORKS in creating a career you love
  • Some great ideas for creating MORE than a just a teaching studio
  • The BIG career move she just made, the process and the advice she has for musicians who think they might want to make a change

I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than FICKS! 

https://www.ficksmusic.com/discount/CRUSH

Use the link above to get 10% off your first order!

A HUGE thanks to Gaby Castro of Fourplay Clarinet and composer of the NEW Crushing Classical theme music! Check her out at @fourplayclarinet on Facebook and Instagram!

Apr 12, 2019

What you'll hear:

  • The realization that Kate had about her career that caused her to immediately begin pursuing a solo concert career
  • The actual steps she did to start
  • The game-changer that people don’t realize makes this career path much more palatable
  • Management: the pros and cons
  • Keeping it all organized… her solid and do-able method
  • The key to managing yourself and your organization
  • Great tip for traveling for cellists!

Check out Kate’s website for where she’s performing, and my favorite post of hers on her blog:

https://katekayaian.com/

https://talesfromthelane.com/2018/11/12/5-steps-to-turning-a-funk-into-your-next-breakthrough/

Kate’s planner:

https://inkandvolt.com/

I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than FICKS MUSIC!

https://www.ficksmusic.com/discount/CRUSH

Use the link above to get 10% off your first order!

A big thank you to GABY CASTRO for our new THEME MUSIC! Check out Gaby at her clarinet quartet Fourplay Clarinet at @fourplayclarinet on Facebook and Instagram

Mar 28, 2019

What you'll hear:

  • Choosing a college to support YOU, who you are and putting your unique self and needs first in that choice
  • How doing a different major led Ingrid back to music
  • The importance of independence in creating your own career
  • How she found a full-ride to music - something to consider!
  • The benefits of *not* going to a big name conservatory
  • How Ingrid realized she *could* make singing a part of her career
  • Designing your own major - yes, this is a thing
  • Why worrying on “focusing on one thing” in school may not be the best advice all the time
  • The MAIN THING to look at when you’re seeking out a music school

A HUGE THANK YOU to GABY CASTRO of FOURPLAY CLARINET for composing my new theme music! Thank you! Check out Gaby and her ensemble @fourplayclarinet on IG, FB and YouTube and subscribe to their channel!!!

I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than  https://www.ficksmusic.com/discount/CRUSH

Use the link above to get 10% off your order!

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Follow Ingrid on Instagram: @violingrid

Azusa Pacific: https://www.apu.edu/

University North Texas String Institute: https://ssi.music.unt.edu/

Axiom Camp: https://www.axiomquartet.com/camp

https://www.afatexas.org/summer/

Mar 8, 2019

What you'll hear:

  • What his first job in the record industry taught him
  • How the dark period after Tower Records closed led him to creating his own business
  • The biggest mistakes people make in PR
  • How much does it cost? Real talk about WHEN you need a PR firm
  • The importance of STORYTELLING and how you do it
  • The best time to hire a publicist

To find out more about Andrew, Unison Media, Crypt and Catacombs concert series and his Burger project:

https://www.unison.media/

https://www.deathofclassical.com/cryptsessions

http://www.brgrclub.com/

I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than  https://www.ficksmusic.com/discount/CRUSH

Use the link above to get 10% off your order!

Feb 21, 2019
  • How a hobby can become a big part of what you do… and a potential career facet and income stream
  • How Sarah grew her Instagram following from a personal page with some posts about violin to a 13,000 following connected to her food blog
  • How her large following on Instagram led to *delicious* brand partnerships
  • A look outside the box on this podcast showed Sarah some other options for her food facet of her career she hasn’t thought of yet…
  • Talking through monetizing a hobby… the pros and cons
  • Getting started building your audience WHILE you’re still in school… the reasons you’ll be glad you did
  • Some great advice about Instagram…

 

Sarah's blog: http://thehungrymusician.com/

I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than  https://www.ficksmusic.com/discount/CRUSH

Use the link above to get 10% off your order!

Feb 7, 2019

What you'll hear:

  • The benefits and challenges of being in a category on ONE
  • How to navigate a music education when you have more than one musical interest and focus
  • How to forge relationships for collaboration
  • The project he did which showed him a whole world with regards for what creating your own musical business can look like

To hear Jodie with WildUP Friday, 2/8 at 8:00

https://www.carolinaperformingarts.org/ros_perf_series/wild-up-2/ 

To learn more about Jodie:

http://jodielandau.com/ 

I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than  https://www.ficksmusic.com/discount/CRUSH

Use the link above to get 10% off your order!

Jan 25, 2019

What you'll hear:

  • The UNIQUE programs Cory found that led him to finding his voice
  • The benefits of repeat performances - how doing something a lot transforms what you’re doing
  • The benefactor who changed Cory’s path - and led him to creating the business model he has today
  • How Cory found his true audience - the gut feeling and the actions he took to follow that knowingness
  • How the happenstance of not having a professor at grad school gave him a head-start on his future
  • The one thing musicians say that Cory strongly disagrees with

Find Cory at and his books and CDs at:

http://splatboombang.com/percussive-storytelling/ 

YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUeSTBu3HOtUDNkrmZjnbPw 

I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than  https://www.ficksmusic.com/discount/CRUSH

Jan 10, 2019

What you'll hear:

  • Coming of age with streaming - how Spotify influenced his entrepreneurial venture
  • The true mindset needed for *actual* entrepreneurship (hint: it’s likely not taught in any class)
  • The reactions from the publishing industry - this answer surprised me
  • How a digital music app can actually help the paper music publishing companies - something I hadn’t thought of
  • The most important part of partnership-based businesses - the key to creating long-term relationships
  • Dealing with rejection when raising money - Lorenzo gives the real talk about this - and the parallels to raising money for a nonprofit
  • ... And much more!

I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than  https://www.ficksmusic.com/discount/CRUSH

Use the link above to get 10% off your order!

Mentioned on the show:

https://www.nkoda.com/

https://www.facebook.com/nkodamusic/ 

https://www.instagram.com/nkodamusic/?hl=en 

https://twitter.com/nkoda?lang=en 

https://www.modacity.co/ 

Dec 20, 2018

What you'll hear:

  • Negotiating a job for yourself that may not be offered - the things Suzanne noticed that made it a “win-win” for everyone
  • How her job gave her a *new* way of performing in addition to playing flute
  • Unusual performing opportunities through radio stations that you may not have thought of yourself
  • The enthusiasm that inherently exists in the public radio audience - and ways she contributes to them in live events
  • A program that she has started to provide opportunities to Baroque musicians in communities
  • Suzanne’s great advice to any musician about the definition of the word “musician”

http://sundaybaroque.org/

Contact Suzanne through the website with your questions or collaboration ideas

Follow Sunday Baroque on social media:

Instagram and Twitter: @sunday_baroque

Facebook: @sundaybaroque

I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than Ficks!  https://www.ficksmusic.com/discount/CRUSH

Use the link above to get 10% off your order!

Dec 6, 2018

What you'll hear:

  • Real talk on how difficult AND JOYFUL it can be to start your own ensemble
  • The classical musician dilemma: JOB SECURITY and how Patrick redefines it
  • The importance in finding prestige and status through partnering with an established, well-known organization
  • The importance of MATH (and the trade-offs) in figuring out when to say YES to gigs
  • The key to developing an audience… a new way of thinking about it
  • A great tip Patrick uses to bond and connect with someone in conversation when mingling and building your community
  • The unexpected venue they play in that brings a ton of value to their quartet
  • Ins and Outs of starting your own nonprofit - and how to make it work best for YOU

Find Axiom Quartet:

https://www.axiomquartet.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/axiomquartet  

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/axiomquartet/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/axiomquartet 

 

I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than  https://www.ficksmusic.com/discount/CRUSH

Use the link above to get 10% off your order!

Nov 15, 2018

What you'll hear:

  • A youth orchestra contributing to students’ music skills - and life skills. Hear how Kevin creates this learning opportunity
  • The difference between the audience for a normal youth orchestra and a rock orchestra - and what that does for the students’ confidence
  • The typical reaction from the classical community toward musicians who go into other genres - and how Kevin sees this point of view changing
  • Starting a nonprofit - what Kevin did to speed up the process of launching his idea
  • The hard truth about raising money
  • How Kevin views failure - a unique point of view that could help you deal with those moments

Check out MYRO at:

https://rockorchestras.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rockorchestras/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rockorchestras/

Podcast: Redefine Rock:https://apple.co/2PWR9Be 

I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than  https://www.ficksmusic.com/discount/CRUSH

Use the link above to get 10% off your order!

Use the #crushingclassical on your most beautiful IG posts sharing about your tour, album, founded orchestra or chamber ensemble for a chance to be featured on my Instagram feed!

Nov 1, 2018

What you'll hear:

  • The importance of being proactive and speaking up for what you want in your career - no matter what your age.
  • The value of going for a career in your youth - and not believing or listening to that “you’re too young”
  • The value of *mentorship* and having a mentor you trust in the professional field you aim for guiding you in your next career move
  • The mindset about success that Mike thinks everyone should drop like a hot potato
  • There’s being in the right place - and PUTTING yourself in the right place - Mike goes into this distinction
  • The value of a mentor who *isn’t* another musician
  • Why it’s never too early to give back to people even if you’re just starting out
  • New music - the expectation you need to drop if you’re ever going to give new music a chance (I had to hear this one for myself!)
I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than  https://www.ficksmusic.com/discount/CRUSH
Use the link above to get 10% off your order!

Mentioned on the show:

The New York Youth Symphony:

https://www.nyys.org/ 

The Northern Neck Symphony Orchestra:

https://www.northernneckorchestra.org/

Michael's website:

www.mikerepper.com

Michael's mentor, Conductor Marin Alsop:

https://www.marinalsop.com/ 

 

Oct 18, 2018

What you'll hear:

  • How to use artist residencies to travel and explore the world while exploring your own creativity
  • How this duo created a remote lifestyle as a musical duo - saving money on rent, seeing the world and building a career all at once
  • The motivation behind Chris and Nicoletta’s choice to opt for a non-traditional career… and the key component in your mindset necessary to do it
  • What they do when they don’t have a residency on the calendar - this idea is so smart
  • How they actually *built in* within the way they live through these residencies ways to create more opportunities for themselves - they share their tips on this podcast!
  • A different point of view on handling student loans… and the truth about considering school in Europe - this one shocked me!
  • The key to knowing if a traditional career or an unconventional one is right for you
  • … and much more!
I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than  https://www.ficksmusic.com/discount/CRUSH
Use the link above to get 10% off your order!

Resources from the show:

https://www.transartists.org/activities/database

http://www.artistcommunities.org/

http://www.resartis.org/en/

 

For more about Passepartout Duo:

https://passepartoutduo.com/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/passepartoutpianopercussion/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/passepartoutduo/

 

Oct 4, 2018

What you'll hear:

  • “Branding” and “Marketing” and what that all MEANS ANYWAY
  • Why branding matters even to the Joe Schmoe Average Classical Musician.
  • Hear a *real life* example of a musician and the platform they built using social media
  • What building your online presence *actually* is - it’s pretty old school actually…
  • The unfortunate truth about orchestras’ budgets where social media marketing is concerned…
  • Groundbreaking ideas for marketing for arts organizations - and what it would take to implement
  • The big piece of advice on your own approach to social media that you have to hear → hint *you can’t get this answer on google*

 

Follow Jonathan on Instagram @jonathaneifert and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JonathanEifertPublicRelations/ 

Other mentions in the show:

Pianist Stephen Hough:

https://www.facebook.com/houghhough/

Tenor Michael Fabiano: Instagram: @michaelfabiano

https://adaptistration.com/ - musician blog mentioned in the show: Drew McManus

I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than  https://www.ficksmusic.com/discount/CRUSH
Use the link above to get 10% off your order!
Sep 20, 2018

What you'll hear:

  • The experiment that led to more performing opportunities
  • What classical music audiences are ACTUALLY craving - *hint* - it’s not what people think
  • How growth can lead to hiring more help - and how help can help you grow: hear how Jacomo has been navigating a growing team and some great tips on accepting help
  • REAL talk on the hard work of running your own orchestra day to day
  • The unfortunate and REAL vibe classical music gives off… and his answer for the remedy
  • TRUTH talk that EVERY musician AND administrator of an orchestra should hear that no one ever talks about
  • And so much more!

https://www.nu-deco.org/ 

Follow the group and Jacomo on Instagram:

@jacomobairos

@nu_deco_ensemble

And Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/JacomoRafaelBairos/ 

https://www.facebook.com/NDEnsemble/ 

I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than  https://www.ficksmusic.com/discount/CRUSH
Use the link above to get 10% off your order!
 
Check out the new revolutionary tuner app DRONE TUNER on iOS. Available NOW for iPhone and iPad. Tune to REAL recorded instrument tones instead of machine-like sounds to work on intonation, sound concept and blend. The visual component of this tuner is also incredible, with a super-fast reaction time, it allows you to tune while playing a musical passage or using vibrato. It even allows you to tune chords!
Get yours today: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/drone-tuner/id1326016622?ls=1&mt=8 
Sep 6, 2018

Welcome back to Season 3 of Crushing Classical!

I'm starting this season out with a highlights episode of some moments that really stood out in my mind in the last 2 years of Crushing Classical. It was hard to narrow it down to just a few - I chose excerpts from several episodes that stood out to me such as:

- Good solid career and LIFE advice

- Great money advice in a nutshell

- Clips from musician founders about their ensemble model and the secret to great fundraising

- The #1 trait or QUALITY that I've seen in musicians I've had on the show that is the REAL reason WHY they've been able to do what they do. Although there are many examples of this in the entire history of this show, I chose two especially "mic-dropping" moments to share on this episode

I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than  https://www.ficksmusic.com/discount/CRUSH
Use the link above to get 10% off your order!

 

 

Jul 12, 2018

What you'll hear:

  • The commonly given advice she DID NOT take - and why that was the best decision she ever made
  • What she learned from the start-up orchestras she worked with and how that shaped her vision for her own orchestra start-up
  • The most important thing she looks at when choosing personnel for her orchestra - it’s actually *not* based entirely on how you play
  • Her unique point of view on the MONEY conversation… asking for money and the role you have as a fundraiser in a founded group
  • How her mission has evolved - her revolutionary view on what is important and what matters in growing a classical music organization TODAY

To find out more about ROCO:

http://roco.org/ 

https://www.facebook.com/rocohouston/

I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than  https://www.ficksmusic.com/discount/CRUSH
Use the link above to get 10% off your order!
 
Check out the new revolutionary tuner app DRONE TUNER on iOS. Available NOW for iPhone and iPad. Tune to REAL recorded instrument tones instead of machine-like sounds to work on intonation, sound concept and blend. The visual component of this tuner is also incredible, with a super-fast reaction time, it allows you to tune while playing a musical passage or using vibrato. It even allows you to tune chords!
Get yours today: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/drone-tuner/id1326016622?ls=1&mt=8 
Jun 29, 2018

What you'll hear:

  • How Sarah reverse-engineered the method of figuring out her career possibilities while still in college
  • The notion that you’re selling out by doing covers or other genres? Sarah’s answer to that commonly held belief
  • The excuse she hears often that DOES NOT fly in her book regarding networking… hear what she has to say about that
  • Her career "funk" - even when she was "living the dream" - and what she did to get out of it
  • The secret to great fundraising… hint… it’s old-fashioned and fabulous

Sarah’s blog: http://www.sarahwhitney.com/theproductivemusician/

Sybarite 5: https://www.sybarite5.org/

Beyond The Notes: http://www.sarahwhitney.com/beyond-the-notes/

Also mentioned in the show:

https://www.hojoonkimimages.com/

Productivity tools: https://bestself.co/

I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than  https://www.ficksmusic.com/discount/CRUSH
Use the link above to get 10% off your order!
 
Check out the new revolutionary tuner app DRONE TUNER on iOS. Available NOW for iPhone and iPad. Tune to REAL recorded instrument tones instead of machine-like sounds to work on intonation, sound concept and blend. The visual component of this tuner is also incredible, with a super-fast reaction time, it allows you to tune while playing a musical passage or using vibrato. It even allows you to tune chords!
Get yours today: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/drone-tuner/id1326016622?ls=1&mt=8 

 

Jun 7, 2018

What you'll hear on this episode:

  • His NOT well-thought-out first plan, and the best tip he got about how to do it right the next time
  • The advice he got that revolutionized how he ultimately set up this business side of his ensemble
  • Why the RIGHT space for your concert is so important.
  • How he reframes his mindset for the necessary - but less enjoyable tasks to keep himself working joyfully
  • His recent collaboration and the crucial ingredient it contained for growth and success

Learn more about Christopher Rountree and his projects:

http://rountreemusic.com/

http://wildup.la/profile/chris-rountree/

One Festival: https://onefestivalomaha.org/

 

Also mentioned on the podcast:

Missy Mizzoli: http://www.missymazzoli.com/

ICE: https://www.iceorg.org/

 

I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than  https://www.ficksmusic.com/discount/CRUSH
Use the link above to get 10% off your order!
 
 
Check out the new revolutionary tuner app DRONE TUNER on iOS. Available NOW for iPhone and iPad. Tune to REAL recorded instrument tones instead of machine-like sounds to work on intonation, sound concept and blend. Beautiful visuals! Get it today:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/drone-tuner/id1326016622?ls=1&mt=8 
May 24, 2018

What you'll hear:

  • Starting your own concert series: where do you find the concept, adding your own touches
  • The MOST important thing to consider and the FIRST place you should start when designing your concert series
  • The fundraising dilemma - Laura’s plan for fundraising for the first season
  • The importance of relationships and how they play a role in building a concert series
  • The biggest challenge in NYC producing this concert series
  • A unique promotional partnership opportunity with a big company… something you need to know if you put on concerts!
  • Laura’s advice for breaking into the scene in NYC or any big city

Find out more about Laura, her groups and Gather NYC:

http://gathernyc.org/ 

https://www.facebook.com/GatherNewYork/

https://www.fracturedatlas.org/

https://www.facebook.com/Laurametcalfcellist/

https://www.facebook.com/BoydMeetsGirlDuo/

https://www.facebook.com/SybariteFive/

Also mentioned:

https://www.chatterabq.org/

I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than  https://www.ficksmusic.com/discount/CRUSH
Use the link above to get 10% off your order!
 
Check out the new revolutionary tuner app DRONE TUNER on iOS. Available NOW for iPhone and iPad. Tune to REAL recorded instrument tones instead of machine-like sounds to work on intonation, sound concept and blend. The visual component of this tuner is also incredible, with a super-fast reaction time, it allows you to tune while playing a musical passage or using vibrato. It even allows you to tune chords!
Get yours today: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/drone-tuner/id1326016622?ls=1&mt=8 
May 3, 2018

What you'll hear:

  • The fork in the road after music school - and the unusual choice Murray made after all those years studying music
  • His personal story of tragedy, an unconventional method of deep healing and the way he figured out how to share it on a large scale
  • His drastic career change after age 40 - and the bold steps he took to navigate the change
  • The unconventional way he thinks about audience and what his concert-goers have to say about it
  • … And much more

Find out more about Murray Hidary at https://www.murrayhidary.com/ 

Learn all about Mind Travel at https://www.mindtravel.com/#home 

Upcoming shows including his May 10th Central Park concert in NYC

https://www.mindtravel.com/experiences/ 

I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than  https://www.ficksmusic.com/discount/CRUSH
Use the link above to get 10% off your order!
 
Check out the new revolutionary tuner app DRONE TUNER on iOS. Available NOW for iPhone and iPad. Tune to REAL recorded instrument tones instead of machine-like sounds to work on intonation, sound concept and blend. The visual component of this tuner is also incredible, with a super-fast reaction time, it allows you to tune while playing a musical passage or using vibrato. It even allows you to tune chords!
Get yours today: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/drone-tuner/id1326016622?ls=1&mt=8 

 

Apr 26, 2018

What you’ll hear:

  • Drew tells the KEY to great Instagramming
  • Find out what it takes to grow to over 160,000 followers
  • His opinion on current social media marketing for orchestras - and what’s missing on those teams and his ideas for how they could change
  • What he thinks is the reason people go to concerts… hint: it’s not only for the music
  • What he understands that makes him understand this platform so well

Find Drew on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatviolakid/?hl=en

For more about the Holland America/Lincoln Center partnership and to audition:

https://www.rwsnyc.com/lincolncenterstage/ 

Mentioned on the show - Drew's favorites:

Donald Glover: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2255973/

https://childishgambino.com/

Redbone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp7eSUU9oy8

I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than  https://www.ficksmusic.com/discount/CRUSH
Use the link above to get 10% off your order!
 
Check out the new revolutionary tuner app DRONE TUNER on iOS. Available NOW for iPhone and iPad. Tune to REAL recorded instrument tones instead of machine-like sounds to work on intonation, sound concept and blend. The visual component of this tuner is also incredible, with a super-fast reaction time, it allows you to tune while playing a musical passage or using vibrato. It even allows you to tune chords!
Get yours today: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/drone-tuner/id1326016622?ls=1&mt=8 
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