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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: March, 2019

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

Mar 28, 2019

What you'll hear:

  • Choosing a college to support YOU, who you are and putting your unique self and needs first in that choice
  • How doing a different major led Ingrid back to music
  • The importance of independence in creating your own career
  • How she found a full-ride to music - something to consider!
  • The benefits of *not* going to a big name conservatory
  • How Ingrid realized she *could* make singing a part of her career
  • Designing your own major - yes, this is a thing
  • Why worrying on “focusing on one thing” in school may not be the best advice all the time
  • The MAIN THING to look at when you’re seeking out a music school

A HUGE THANK YOU to GABY CASTRO of FOURPLAY CLARINET for composing my new theme music! Thank you! Check out Gaby and her ensemble @fourplayclarinet on IG, FB and YouTube and subscribe to their channel!!!

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 in the episode:

Follow Ingrid on Instagram: @violingrid

Azusa Pacific: https://www.apu.edu/

University North Texas String Institute: https://ssi.music.unt.edu/

Axiom Camp: https://www.axiomquartet.com/camp

https://www.afatexas.org/summer/

Mar 8, 2019

What you'll hear:

  • What his first job in the record industry taught him
  • How the dark period after Tower Records closed led him to creating his own business
  • The biggest mistakes people make in PR
  • How much does it cost? Real talk about WHEN you need a PR firm
  • The importance of STORYTELLING and how you do it
  • The best time to hire a publicist

To find out more about Andrew, Unison Media, Crypt and Catacombs concert series and his Burger project:

https://www.unison.media/

https://www.deathofclassical.com/cryptsessions

http://www.brgrclub.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!

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