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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: June, 2023

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

Jun 27, 2023

As I come up toward the publication of the AUDIOBOOK (stay tuned) of The Happiest Musician, I find myself revisiting its concepts too. 

Today I consider the lessons of the 2008 recession for musicians of today! 

 

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!

 

Jun 22, 2023

Today on the podcast, you’ll hear  violinist Kerstin Tenney talk about her upcoming debut album, LIGHT. We spent a lot of time talking about the long arc of her project - and if you have a project, a concept, an album in your heart that is not yet in the world, you will love this conversation. 

Kerstin Tenney is a professional violinist based in Salt Lake City, Utah. As an active freelance musician, Kerstin works frequently on recording projects, does solo work, and performs regularly with the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square. She has toured with the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra on stages across the world, including Carnegie Hall, the Berlin Philharmonie and the Vienna Musikverein. Kerstin was the featured violin soloist on the soundtrack for the award-winning documentary, Bears of Durango, currently playing on PBS.

LIGHT is Kerstin's debut album, for which she commissioned 4 new works and 8 new arrangements. The album was produced by award-winning classical producer and sound engineer, Simon Kiln, and British Award winning composer, Donald Fraser.

I really loved talking to Kerstin and hearing how much her heart and her vision led the way throughout the ten year process of bringing this album into the world. She was patient with the project, she let new ideas in to guide her as it developed, and she took the actions to make it happen. 

Follow Kerstin at her website and @kerstintenney on Instagram!

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! 

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!

Jun 18, 2023

I hosted a conversation on this topic a week or two ago - and now I'm offering my thoughts again, for you! 

Our pace changes in the summer. Things slow down, stretch out. We can catch up on our rest, we can disappear into a haze of sunscreen and tequila - AND we can maybe move the needle on our creative projects and practices! 

Grab your notebook and dream with me! 

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!

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! 

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

 

Jun 8, 2023

Peg Luke has been Emmy and Grammy nominated, and is an 11 time Carnegie Hall solo artist. She’s the creator of "Psalm Space".  She currently has over 200 thousand Spotify streams, and has professional distribution, radio promotion,has professional producers around the country and is professionally media managed and sync licensed. Peg  Is a Christian Meditative Classical Pioneer who battles a rare autoimmune disease and has not been able to perform or present in person since the start of the pandemic because of this.  She does everything from in house.

When her publicist first reached out to me, I looked at her website and listened to some of her work, and thought, oh, this is not for me. And it isn’t!  A meditative christian music video is 100% not my jam! But my next thought was, WOW, this is obviously for someone. And whenever I see a classically trained musician doing something that clearly lights THEM up, and having found THEIR audience, and oh let’s see, having over 200K Spotify streams and professional distribution and a really PUT TOGETHER website and media kit, I get interested.

The amazing thing about a creative career is that you don’t have to appeal to everyone, you just have to find your people and create what they need and want. And clearly Peg is doing that, and with such joy in her work and her social media, and all of this makes her an amazing fit for this podcast.  Listen for the moment where I just about fall over in discovering that this is her THIRD ACt - something she started surprisingly late in life, too. She’s an inspiration and I know you will love this conversation. 

You can follow Peg at her website or her Linktree.

This episode is brought to you 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! 

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!

 

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