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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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Now displaying: December, 2018

The Happiest Musician: Creating A Career you Love With All The Things You Love Doing

Dec 20, 2018

What you'll hear:

  • Negotiating a job for yourself that may not be offered - the things Suzanne noticed that made it a “win-win” for everyone
  • How her job gave her a *new* way of performing in addition to playing flute
  • Unusual performing opportunities through radio stations that you may not have thought of yourself
  • The enthusiasm that inherently exists in the public radio audience - and ways she contributes to them in live events
  • A program that she has started to provide opportunities to Baroque musicians in communities
  • Suzanne’s great advice to any musician about the definition of the word “musician”

http://sundaybaroque.org/

Contact Suzanne through the website with your questions or collaboration ideas

Follow Sunday Baroque on social media:

Instagram and Twitter: @sunday_baroque

Facebook: @sundaybaroque

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

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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!

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