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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: November, 2018

Crushing Classical: Redefining A Thriving Music Career

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/ 

 

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