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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: August, 2022

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

Aug 18, 2022
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Dr. Heidi Kay Begay is a self-employed flutist, educator, podcaster, and non-profit organizer. Heidi is the creator and host of the Flute 360 podcast, which delivers educational content (to the modern-day flutist) through various platforms. Since 2018, the podcast has produced over 210 episodes, and has obtained thirty corporate sponsorships. Heidi’s mission is to help musicians reach new heights, so they can feel empowered, confident, and have a life they love on and off the stage! 
 

Find out more at Heidi's website, instagram and Facebook @heidikaybegay. Follow her podcast on facebook and apple podcasts

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Aug 4, 2022

Asher began classical violin training at the tender age of 2 and had already performed with the Buffalo philharmonic by age 13. 

 

Asher’s expertise in improvisation across multiple genres has led him to a career as a soloist in demand, performing at venues such as Madison Square Garden, Hammerstein Hall, Lincoln Center, the Carnegie Hall and across four continents.  Asher has also been featured on PBS, and has made headlines on CNN, WABC, NBC, and the New York Post among many other major news sources.  He has been booked to perform at special events for Google, Nickelodeon, TNT, National Geographic, Citigroup and a list of notables including George W. Bush, Ivana Trump and many others.

 

In 2014 Asher lived a musician’s nightmare when he lost the strength to play his violin for a number of years. Refusing to accept conventional advice he found a way to heal, building his strength to an unprecedented level.  He used this experience as fuel to reinvent his live concerts as a high-energy contemporary violinist. In only a few months, Asher learned to merge popular tunes and breakdancing choreography into his performances. 

 

Asher also uniquely performs as a DJ violinist bringing his experience as a live performer and technical prowess as an audio editing and mixing guru to countless clubs and stages.

 

Asher has been privileged to teach children and adolescents from under resourced neighborhoods in the Bronx for almost 4 years. This has fostered his drive to make a positive impact on others.  

With a growing fan base, Asher is working to influence societal norms and conventional thinking about musical performance, helping to break down social and physical barriers for his fans and beyond.

 

If you are a classical musician who maybe leans a little bit more pop or electronic  than your colleagues? If you are someone who is never quite satisfied JUST playing in the middle of the orchestra, but who also wants to CREATE your own sounds, your own compositions, your own stye of audience interaction??  I want you to listen to the way Asher has made  a career around figuring out what people want, and how to give it to them in a way that is his very own. The money is all well and good, but he’s found ways to show up with his skills and talents  and make music and sound and art that fits within his own artistic integrity and still SELLS.  That’s really what we’re all looking for, right?

 

 

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