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Crushing Classical

Crushing Classical is a series of interviews with classical musicians who are forging unique paths with their talent, creating their own artistic fulfillment and financial comfort, and finding ways to thrive. I celebrate these brave people who are taking routes outside of traditional orchestral or academic employment! As always, I invite you to listen for your own sparks and breadcrumbs, and use these interviews to find the possibilities that exist in your own life.
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The Happiest Musician: Creating A Career You Love With All The Things You Love Doing

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
 
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 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 

 
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 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
Use the link above to get 10% off your order!
 
Dec 17, 2017
- The risk you take when you say yes to everything in order to "gain experience" and "get your foot in the door"
 
- How compliments and praise can seduce you into a career you never wanted
 
- The myth that is "working your way up"
 
- Why keeping up on technology and trends actually matters
 
...and more
 
Mentioned in the podcast:
Audition Mode: horn auditions workshop
http://auditionmode.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!
Dec 10, 2017

What you'll hear:

 

- The most immediate way to breathe new energy and life into your work, your playing and your projects

 

- Why it's okay to want more than you have now AND admit that you're not totally satisfied with your career (especially if you're pretending you are)

 

- The thing that will surprise you MOST about the classical musician community at large (that we've discovered through leading multiple challenges)

 

...and so much more

 

Join the Starting Line Challenge! It starts Monday 12/11

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ccstartinglinechallenge/ 

 

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!
Dec 7, 2017

What you'll hear:

  • Why and how a career in classical music doesn’t have to be as narrow and limited as Choice A or Choice B

 

  • The most effective and powerful way to work through a personal or professional crisis

 

  • How putting so much emphasis and effort on the “big” events and moments of your life actually *creates* failure

 

  • The precarious spot you put yourself in when the only definition you have of yourself is “I’m a guy/gal who plays _______ (instrument)” (hint: you are so much more!)

 

… and much more

More about Mark and 21CM.org:

http://21cm.org/ 

https://music.depauw.edu/faculty-staff/ 

Mentioned on the show:

http://project440.org/ 

http://www.mikeblockmusic.com/

http://www.awadagin.com/biography.htm 

http://www.yo-yoma.com/

http://artofthepiano.org/ 

https://www.silkroad.org/posts/gmw-2017 

Join the STARTING LINE CHALLENGE that starts Monday 12/11!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ccstartinglinechallenge/ 

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!
 
Dec 3, 2017

What you'll hear:

- The pitfalls of creating a public persona of peacocking, perfection and "having it all together"
 
- Dialogue on using social to entice more of your friends and colleagues to show up at your performances
 
- Digging into the elusive word "success" and how classical musicians define it uniquely
 
- Approaching social media in an easier and far more achievable way
 
...and much more
 
Join our upcoming Crushing Classical Starting Line Challenge!
The 4-Day Challenge starts on 12/11/17
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ccstartinglinechallenge/ 
 
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 26, 2017
- How being one of the "chosen few" to attend Juilliard doesn't match the REALITY of how life works (Hint: You don't get to escape the need to meet people, build relationships and show up - even when you're broke)
 
- Why she ultimately stopped auditioning, the question she asked herself that turned out to be the deciding factor...and what she pursued instead
 
- How self imposed "rules" caused her to stop writing music for a period of time (something she loved deeply) in an attempt to "be practical"...and the mistake it was
 
- The danger of doing what you think you "should be" doing vs. what you WANT to be doing (the price is steep)
 
...and much more
 
Check out more about Jessica Meyer on her website and Facebook page:
 
https://www.facebook.com/jessicameyermusic/ 
http://jessicameyermusic.com/ 
 
Join our upcoming 4-Day Audience & Impact Challenge!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ccaichallenge/ 
 
I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. Check out their Cyber Monday deals!
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Nov 22, 2017

What you'll hear:

- Why you need to purposefully seek out the people who will support you and what that looks like in reality

- How getting rejected from the Hollywood round of American Idol turned into a pivotal moment of clarity

- Why convincing people that what you want to do never works (and what actually DOES work)

- How the notion of "changing things" in any niche is counterproductive (and what intention to have your eye on instead)

...and much more

Links for Steve Hackman, mentioned during the show:

http://bit.ly/2zZBZkd - Quartz Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmO4TG3iiV8 TED Talk

Check out more videos:

https://www.facebook.com/stereohideoutmusic/

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! Check out their BLACK FRIDAY and CYBER MONDAY deals this holiday weekend! https://www.ficksmusic.com/ 
 
 
Nov 19, 2017

What you'll hear:

- The type of training business owners consistently engage in that multiplies their results (and ultimately their income)
 
- Why "I just need to practice more" isn't solving all your problems (and never will)
 
- The difference between a thinking problem and a money problem (this is why money always seems scarce)
 
- Why you seem to end up repeating patterns and situations no matter how hard you try NOT to
 
- How to change people's perception of you when you want to change directions, careers, habits and anything else in your life
 
... 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!
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