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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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Now displaying: January, 2018

Crushing Classical: Redefining A Thriving Music Career

Jan 18, 2018

What you'll hear:

- Why he turned down an offer to return for another season with New World Symphony, how he handled the criticism...and how it fueled a larger vision

 

- The best way to hire and enroll the caliber of musicians you need to establish a top performing ensemble

 

- How to turn an audience into true FANS in an orchestral setting (a key ingredient if you are fundraising)

 

- The unusual approach he took to raise money for Nu Deco at the starting line

 

...and much more

 

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Jan 14, 2018
On the show today:
 
- A significant difference between how the classical world and the business world approaches mentorship
 
- What you need most in order to build an audience, make an impact and lead any endeavor you want to create or expand this year
 
- The #1 reason why books, courses and programs you buy rarely cause any significant or lasting change for you
 
...and more
 
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Jan 7, 2018

- The #1 question you need to ask (and answer) when you are first setting up a social media presence


- How to identify your audience (Hint: your content should do TWO things at all times to ensure you actually HAVE an audience)

 

- A conversation about naming whatever your thing is (and why it matters)

 

- How to avoid reinventing the wheel when you are starting something new


...and much more

Gaby's YouTube Channel and Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/musiciansprime/ 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO7piQyGIOj4W40NWKDTLng 

 

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Jan 4, 2018

- Why he wasn't sold on the traditional orchestra path and the ONE question he asked himself to know for sure (critical if you are considering an orchestral position)

- The top 3 traits The Brass Project ensemble has that enabled them to start a group AND keep it going (if you want to start an ensemble, you don't want to miss this)

- WHO you should choose to be in your ensemble (Hint: it's not "only the best players")

- How they managed to get 32 commissioned works without breaking the bank (this is a must listen!)

...and much more

Mentioned in the show:

https://www.thebrassproject.com/ 

https://www.facebook.com/thebrassproject/

Nick DiBerardino

http://www.nickdiberardino.com/ 

https://www.facebook.com/nickdiberardinocomposer/ 

Artist Year: https://artistyear.org/

Music From Angel Fire: https://musicfromangelfire.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!
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