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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 28, 2023

Dr. Tonya Lawson is a musician, blogger, and SEO specialist whose mission is to empower musicians and other creatives to build out passive income streams so they have the financial freedom to live the life they want to live. 

She works part time at Middle Tennessee State University, runs a private music studio of 50+ students, has 3 blogs, and through her membership, helps musicians get their websites found on google so they can book more gigs, get more students, and earn passive income along the way!

We talked about 

1. Why musicians should be diversifying their income and how to set up passive income streams without sacrificing your music career. 

2. How to use a blog to bring new people to your website (without having to constantly promote it on social media).

3. How to add additional monetization to your private studio with affiliate income.

And this was SOO deliciously geeky for me. I loved our conversation and I know you will too! 

Find Tonya at her website, instagram, or Youtube.  Sign up for her free new year SEO challenge, Five Days of Ranking!! 

Thanks for joining me on Crushing Classical! 

Theme music and audio editing by DreamVance.

You can join my email list HERE, so you never miss an episode!

Or you could hop on a short call with me to brainstorm your next plan. 

I'm your host, Jennet Ingle. I love you all. Stay safe out there!

 

 

Dec 20, 2023

The holiday season is a boon for musicians - and also SUCH a bane. How are you feeling about it? And is there any way you could feel BETTER?

This episode is brought to you today by Happiest Musician Coaching. You are amazing, and I believe in you. What are you trying to create?  What do you need your career to be and do for you? What are you not seeing that you need to do and work on?  I love these conversations and supporting musicians like you. For a limited time, I'm offering a free 30-minute call to get you some clarity around your next steps, and see how I might help you get unstuck! 

 

Pick up a copy of my book, the Happiest Musician

Make sure you SUBSCRIBE to Crushing Classical, and maybe even leave a nice review! 

You can join my email list HERE, so you never miss an episode!

Or you could hop on a short call with me to brainstorm your next plan. 

I'm your host, Jennet Ingle. I love you all. Stay safe out there!

 

Dec 14, 2023

Tim Corpus is an internationally performed composer, sound designer, and arts manager who calls Chicago home. Highlights include performances at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and features on CNN Money, BBC Radio3, and 98.7 WFMT among others. His album, “MMXX”, was shortlisted for the 2022 Grammy awards and hailed as “a striking disc” by critic Robert Hugill. 

Also a composer for film and games, his music has received awards from festivals around the country. Beyond his own compositions, Tim is an active orchestrator and arranger having worked with Andrea Bocelli, Placido Domingo, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony, Third Coast Percussion, and others.

His diverse career in the arts has also included leading arts organizations as an Executive Director and board member, and teaching at Loyola University Chicago and Chicago City Colleges. 

I loved talking portfolio careers with Tim - he’s right down in the weeds of how you build a thriving life as a creator, a performer, an arts manager - how you take care of yourself both inside and out, and how you get things done when there are a million things pulling at you.

I know you will love this conversation! 

Find Tim at his website or on instagram @timcorpus!

 

Grab my UNRELEASED Happiest Musician chapter, Managing the Money!  

Of course, you might want to read the rest of the book, too...

 

Thanks for joining me on Crushing Classical! 

Theme music and audio editing by DreamVance.

You can join my email list HERE, so you never miss an episode!

Or you could hop on a short call with me to brainstorm your next plan. 

I'm your host, Jennet Ingle. I love you all. Stay safe out there!

Dec 5, 2023

This month, I'm thinking about REFINEMENT in my playing, my business, and my career. Might this idea help you? 

Make sure you SUBSCRIBE to Crushing Classical, and maybe even leave a nice review! 

You can join my email list HERE, so you never miss an episode!

Or you could hop on a short call with me to brainstorm your next plan. 

I'm your host, Jennet Ingle. I love you all. Stay safe out there!

 

Nov 30, 2023

Kincaid Rabb is a writer and composer. They like dinosaurs, roller coasters, romance bookstores, craft cocktails, and houseplants. Kincaid writes about childhood memories, fantasy worlds, and little epiphanies that inspire the everyday extraordinary. 

Kincaid identifies as queer, transgender, nonbinary, neurodivergent, and autistic, and uses they/them pronouns. 

 

I’ve been working with Kincaid for a while - they wrote a fantastic piece for the oboists in my FLOW program and I have such admiration for their talent - but this conversation was not about that.  

 

Many people aspire to a creative life - the magical idea of working from home, as a composer or writer, all the time sounds just heavenly. Kincaid speaks eloquently about the difficulties that come along with this life, and I’ve not heard anyone speak so specifically and helpfully about burnout and creative recovery.  

I know you will hear some ideas and truths that you can take away into your own practice! 


You can find Kincaid at their website or on instagram.

 

Grab my UNRELEASED chapter, Managing the Money!  

Of course, you might want to read the rest of the book, too...

 

Thanks for joining me on Crushing Classical! 

Theme music and audio editing by DreamVance.

You can join my email list HERE, so you never miss an episode!

Or you could hop on a short call with me to brainstorm your next plan. 

I'm your host, Jennet Ingle. I love you all. Stay safe out there!

 

Nov 21, 2023

My relationship with Black Friday has evolved a TON over my lifetime. Lately, it's become a PLAYGROUND of creativity and learning! 

How are you feeling about it this year?

 

My offers for oboists 

A two hour consult call with me

Consider EARLY EARLY bird access to my Happiest Musician Accelerator program

 

Make sure you SUBSCRIBE to Crushing Classical, and maybe even leave a nice review! 

You can join my email list HERE, so you never miss an episode!

I'm your host, Jennet Ingle. I love you all. Stay safe out there!

 

Nov 16, 2023

Grab my UNRELEASED chapter, Managing the Money!  

Of course, you might want to read the rest of the book, too...

Today you’ll hear my interview with Dr. Meredith Hite Estevez.  She's an Oboist, Author, Coach, and Podcaster, which might lead you to believe that I only ever interview people who are exactly like me. You’d be wrong, though. Meredith is uniquely herself - and so wise and interesting! You’ll hear me speechless over and over at the ideas and frameworks that come out of her mouth.  I’ve long been listening to her podcast, Artists for Joy, admiringly, but with full awareness of how differently we approach our work. And this is what makes humanity so wonderful!

 An active freelancer and sought-after recitalist, oboist Dr. Merideth Hite Estevez has performed and taught throughout North and South America, Asia, and Europe.  She has performed with top orchestras in the US and abroad, including the Met Opera Orchestra and PhillyPops, and is currently the English hornist/Second Oboe of the Chamber Orchestra of NY. She has served on faculties of numerous universities and schools of music, most recently as Associate Professor of Oboe at University of Delaware. 

As the founder and director of "Artists for Joy," she invites artists into community to unleash joy in the creation of art and to consider creativity as a spiritual practice. Her podcast of the same name was a winner of the Award of Excellence in 2022 Communicator Awards. She has degrees from The Juilliard School, Yale School of Music, and Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Her first book, “The Artist’s Joy: A Guide to Getting Unstuck, Embracing Imperfection, and Loving Your Creative Life,” debuts in Spring 2024 through Broadleaf Books.

Find Merideth at her website, her instagram, or follow her podcast

Thanks for joining me on Crushing Classical! 

Theme music and audio editing by DreamVance.

You can join my email list HERE, so you never miss an episode!

I'm your host, Jennet Ingle. I love you all. Stay safe out there!

 

Nov 7, 2023

Grab my UNRELEASED chapter, Managing the Money!  

Of course, you might want to read the rest of the book, too...

 

Today, we talk about how my week of TIRED led to a wholesale BREAKING of my schedule - and why I don't mind at all!  How do you treat the schedules and structures in your life? 

 

Make sure you SUBSCRIBE to Crushing Classical, and maybe even leave a nice review! 

You can join my email list HERE, so you never miss an episode!

I'm your host, Jennet Ingle. I love you all. Stay safe out there!

 

Oct 31, 2023

In our Happiest Musician Accelerator class last week, we talked about the MISSION, and why it's important to HAVE ONE. 

This applies if you are starting a new income stream, leaning into an older one, or just trying to make it in our musical industry! 

I reference THIS Ted Talk in this minisode.

And I invite you to tell me what YOUR why is! 

 

Make sure you SUBSCRIBE to Crushing Classical, and maybe even leave a nice review! 

You can join my email list HERE, so you never miss an episode!

Or you could hop on a short call with me to brainstorm your next plan. 

I'm your host, Jennet Ingle. I love you all. Stay safe out there!

Oct 26, 2023

Dr. Kristin Leitterman, a solo artist of oboe and voice, defies modern convention, bringing exciting and unusual programs to audiences. She has performed compositions employing both oboe and voice that she commissioned from Michael-Thomas Foumai, Jason Coleman, Whitney George, and Lyle Davidson in major concert venues around the world, taking her to Spain, Brazil, and Canada, as well as throughout the United States, including Carnegie Hall and Jordan Hall.

As Assistant Professor of Oboe at Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, since 2018, Dr. Leitterman teaches oboe and bassoon and double reed techniques, coaches chamber ensembles, and acts as the woodwind area coordinator. For many years she has served as director of the Lucarelli Oboe Master Class, a weeklong immersive oboe workshop founded by Humbert Lucarelli. As a guest artist, she has presented master classes at many institutions, including Manhattan School of Music and New York University, both in New York City, and the Hartt School, West Hartford, Connecticut.  

Dr. Leitterman has presented her research on the life and works of composers Mary Chandler and Marie de Grandval, as well as the musical autograph album of oboist and composer Gustave Vogt, at The Juilliard School, New York, Music by Women Festival, the International Double Reed Society conferences, and the conference of the Associação Brasileira de Palhetas Duplas (ABPD) in João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil. 

She holds degrees from the City University of New York’s Graduate Center, the Hartt School, University of Hartford, the New England Conservatory of Music, and the University of Missouri–Kansas City Conservatory. Besides her long association with Humbert Lucarelli, her teachers include Mark McEwen, Barbara Bishop, and Amy Burton (voice).

We spoke about her new book, "Relax and Take a Deep Breath: The Lucarelli Approach to Oboe Playing", which is available from Carl Fischer.

Follow Kristin at her website or on Instagram

 

Thanks for joining me on Crushing Classical! 

Theme music and audio editing by DreamVance.

You can join my email list HERE, so you never miss an episode!

Or you could hop on a short call with me to see how I might support you. 

I'm your host, Jennet Ingle. I love you all. Stay safe out there!

 

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