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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: April, 2023

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

Apr 27, 2023

Christine Smith is co-founder and co-owner of Frosted Lens Entertainment, an entertainment and informational content development company.  Prior to her work at Frosted Lens, she held the position of Music & Sound Director/Composer-in-Residence for RPR Studios for 10 years. Her work has been heard in award-winning films, commercials, and promotional videos. She is currently the host and editor of the podcast "Musicians vs the World" where she explores the many aspects of Musician life. 

A classically trained pianist, Christine studied with concert pianists Adelina Krivoshena and Asya Markova in her youth.  She continued her studies in Piano Performance at Brigham Young University studying with Dr. Jeffrey Shumway and Dr. Scott Holden.  

Since then Christine has enjoyed performing in solo recitals and in collaboration with various musicians, bands, and ensembles across the country. Though her first love is classical music, she has had the pleasure of working and learning from great musicians of all genres. She has performed as soloist, collaborator, and conductor. And because she loves teaching almost as much as she loves performing, she coaches a few favorite piano students in her home-town studio.

 

What I loved about this interview was Christine’s openness to sharing all of the vulnerable details of her story, her pivot from full-time performing due to a chronic illness, AND the effortless-seeming way she used her strengths and her skills to step into a whole new way of working.

 

What I also really noticed was the idea that you can only do what you can do! Even if you aren’t battling a chronic illness, you only get so many spoons per day, and maybe the key to a fulfilling life in music is to look for the intersection of what you are great at, what people will pay you for, AND what you can sustainably do in a day, a week, a month. It’s worth being conscious of your energy, not just because you can break yourself with overwork - I’m looking at you, 29 year old Jennet - but also because you can do your BEST work when you are taking the BEST care of yourself.  Quality over quantity, because YOUR ARTISTRY MATTERS. 

I know you will love this interview with Christine Smith of Musicians vs the World and Frosted Lens Entertainment!

Follow Christine and Musicians Vs the World at her website, instagram, facebook, and Twitter.

Thanks for joining me on Crushing Classical! 

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

 

Apr 13, 2023

You are not going to want to miss this one. Helida is an amazing example of an evolving creative career in action, and she's also SUCH a beautiful and inspiring conversationalist. I could have talked to her all day!

Helida Dodd is a Perfumer for lovers of beautiful fragrances who can’t tolerate traditional perfumes. Through her carefully curated ingredients, she shows you how luxury + nature mix perfectly in a bottle. 


Helida is a speaker for organizations and groups and uses perfume as a sensorial component to teach critical thinking, create new habits, and form cohesive teams. 


She’s a former Industrial Engineer who spent many years in healthcare, logistics & supply chain management. Now she uses her engineering and chemistry background to create intricate perfumes and showcase the relationship between art & science.

You can visit Helida's website, check out her ebook, or follow her on instagram @marbellaperfumes!

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!

 

Apr 4, 2023

I found myself musing today about timeframes and focus and how PRODUCTIVITY interacts with CREATIVITY. There are ways to PUSH your projects forward, but perhaps there are also benefits to letting them EVOLVE and allowing yourself to be the whole rich being that you are. 

It's going to sound at first like I'm just talking about oboe reeds- but there is more in this musing than that! 

Thanks for joining me.

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

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

 

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