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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: September, 2019

Crushing Classical: Redefining A Thriving Music Career

Sep 19, 2019

What you'll hear:

  • Being a child prodigy and his very advanced view on how to deal with success at an early age
  • How Conrad figured out his NICHE - great advice for EVERY musician
  • The question every music org should ask themselves about programming - this one is so spot on!
  • The audience-building misunderstandings currently in the classical music marketplace - a new way of looking at it
  • What presenting classical music is *really* about - his down-to earth philosophy that could revolutionize the classical music world

For more about Conrad: https://www.conradtao.com/

Follow him on Instagram @conradtao

Conrad's trio: Junction Trio: https://www.jcttrio.com/

Also mentioned on the show:

Pianists Martha Argerich and Grigory Sokolov 

Barbara Hannigan, conductor and soprano

Alexi Kenny, violin: http://www.alexikenney.com/

Tyshawn Sorey: @dr.szechuan.soiree https://tyshawnsorey.com/

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Sep 5, 2019

What you'll hear:

  • The delicate dance of raising money and writing grants - 
  • The income story - what everyone wants to know about self-founded ensembles
  • Band Mindset vs. Business Mindset: Navigating the transition to making the ensemble a business
  • The surprising things about grant writing and the learning curves involved
  • Managing their own finances… and what they learned from their mistakes

To learn more about JACK and their projects, check them out at their website: http://jackquartet.com/

SIGN UP for the Crushing Classical mailing list and never miss a beat! I'll only send podcast and Crushing Classical news, never spam, and I would NEVER share your email.

Sign up now and receive the free PDF download, Three Ways Becoming Visible Can Revolutionize Your Music Career:

https://mailchi.mp/809d9dfaa1e3/crushingclassical

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!

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