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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

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 
Apr 16, 2018

What you'll hear:

  • How Robert’s characteristic spirit - or ETHOS - guided him, and what people thought of that kind of thinking in music school
  • How his “Plan B” after not getting into any summer festivals ended up showing him a whole other world
  • The conversation that changed Robert’s point of view about his career in music
  • How a DIY move toward the unknown changed the course of his career
  • The realization he had about his career that applies to ALL careers - a very simple truth you have to hear.
  • How Robert is bringing his long-loved idea of collaboration into his career now
  • What most classical musicians are not seeing - but everyone has

 

Find out more about French Horn Rebellion and their current tour on their website: https://www.frenchhornrebellion.com/ 

Mentioned on the show:

Pathways horn podcast:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pathways/id1215168842?mt=2

Rock Horn Project:

https://www.rockhornproject.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!
 
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 
Mar 29, 2018

What you'll hear:

  • A great idea for keeping adult students excited and motivated to take lessons
  • The seemingly obvious barriers that would stop anyone - solved in real time
  • The true reason parents bail on programs for their kids. Hint: It’s not cost
  • The secret to getting an audience right NOW - you’ll be surprised you didn’t think of it
  • AND… The way to KEEP that audience. This one gets forgotten about all the time.

Check out Margaret's program at https://www.facebook.com/hornsquad/

 
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 
Mar 15, 2018

What you’ll hear:

  • The most important thing you need to succeed as a film composer
  • What NOT to do when networking with film industry people
  • His formula for getting work in the film music business (this formula is tried and true!)
  • Specific tips on what and how to share your music when looking for work - keeping your AUDIENCE in mind (AKA the producers/directors/people that hire you)
  • The big difference in contracts and unions between the US and other countries - how this causes work in the film recording industry to go overseas… and what you can do about it

… and SO much more

 

Mentioned in the episode - Larry Groupé's film composer workshop, coming up this summer. For more information go to: http://www.palomarworkshops.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!
 
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://apple.co/2pe4NBe 

 

Feb 22, 2018

What you’ll hear:

  • The epiphany Cliff had TWICE about his career that launched him in the direction of his career as an arranger
  • The bold way he learned the ins-and-outs of the commercial music business
  • Why you SHOULD NOT do what he did if you are interested in arranging for commercial music
  • How the commercial music business has changed
  • Two things you should do (and one thing you should NOT do) if you are thinking of diversifying the genres you play

Mentioned on the episode:

CONTACT CLIFF with any questions. He is happy to get your messages:

cliffccm@aol.com

Cliff's arranging projects mentioned in the episode:

David Bloom & Cliff Colnot CD: Contender: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/contender/1300774452

Ellington tribute CD with Daniel Barenboim:

https://www.amazon.com/Tribute-Ellington-Duke/dp/B00001SICY 

For the CSO ensemble Civitas: http://www.civitasensemble.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 
 
 
Feb 5, 2018

What you'll hear:

- How and why Amir ultimately chose jazz over classical after studying both through college

- What he did after college to seek out a specific sound he was craving... and it didn't even exist yet

- The unique learning style that has been lost over generations, the human connection it creates and how this style greatly impacted his trumpet playing

- What he realized about combining musical styles and what that actually means for the preservation and evolution of a musical tradition

... and much more.

More about Amir:

http://www.amirelsaffar.com/music/projects/rivers-of-sound/

https://newamsterdamrecords.bandcamp.com/album/not-two

Purchase on iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/not-two/1236925789 

Upcoming Concerts: Iowa City, Chicago and New York
 
Thursday, February 8th at 7:30 pm in Iowa City, IA at the Hancher Auditorium:
https://hancher.uiowa.edu/2017-18/AmirElSaffar 
Friday, February 9th at 8:00 pm in Chicago at Symphony Center
https://cso.org/ticketsandevents/production-details-2017-18/scp-jazz/mike-reed-amir-elsaffar/
Saturday, February 10th at 7:30 pm at NYU Skirball
http://as.nyu.edu/neareaststudies/events/spring-2018/rivers-of-sound-with-amir-elsaffar.html
 
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 
 
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 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

 

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 

 

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 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
 
Check out the amazing DRONE TUNER app for iOS on iTunes and iPhone: http://dronetunerapp.com/ 
 
Purchase here at the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/drone-tuner/id1326016622?ls=1&mt=8 
 
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 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
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Dec 31, 2017

What you'll hear:

- What worked, what didn't and some important lessons from this year
 
- The biggest game changer for Crushing Classical and how we capitalized on it
 
- Where we got our best ideas from (and you should too!)
 
- What propelled Tracy (and by extension Crushing Classical) forward this year 
 
...and much more
 
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Dec 24, 2017

- How deductions are changing in 2018 and what it means for you specifically

- The biggest differences between the old and NEW rules for W2 wage earners

- What is *actually* happening with health insurance premiums moving forward

- Why you should strongly consider incorporating in 2018

...and much more

 

To contact David Bartasavich for your tax needs or to ask any questions, contact him here:

http://www.bandrcpas.com/ 

david@bandrcpas.com 

 
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Dec 21, 2017

What you'll hear:

 

- The unfortunate stigma and silence around injury and illness that currently exists in classical music

 

- Why you actually ARE the most qualified person to start the thing you want to start (this will surprise you)

 

- How losing an ability can be your greatest opportunity

 

- The MOST important element to include in ANY money making venture you start today (everyone wants it)

 

...and so 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
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