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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: October, 2023

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

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!

 

Oct 17, 2023

I was startled to learn this weekend that musical improvising is not as scary as I thought - but that it maps onto normal life and communication more than I had ever expected! 

 

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 12, 2023

Today on the podcast, you'll hear from Mary Lou Falcone, Founder and owner of M.L. Falcone, Public Relations

Mary Lou Falcone is internationally known as a classical music publicist/strategist who for 50 years has helped guide the careers of celebrated artists – Van Cliburn, Gustavo Dudamel, Renée Fleming, Sir Georg Solti, James Taylor – and advised many institutions including Carnegie Hall, Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic.  Combining communication skills with her background as a performer and educator, she now adds another layer: advocate for Lewy body dementia (LBD) awareness.  Her late husband, the illustrator Nicky Zann who died from LBD in 2020, was the catalyst for this her first book.

This conversation was so inspiring to me - Mary Lou has SO MUCH wisdom to share for musicians today about seeing opportunities, about learning on the job, about taking agency, about integrity and kindness and paying it forward. She has such beautiful words about caregiving, and she relates it so beautifully to what we do in so many realms of our lives. I wanted her to keep talking forever.  

The book, I Didn't See it Coming, came out October 3 and I recommend it highly, but first please listen to this beautiful conversation.

Mary Lou's website is https://maryloufalcone.com/

 

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!

 

Oct 4, 2023

Sometimes as musicians - heck, as PEOPLE, we hesitate to start new things. We shy away from what we are meant to do in the world because we aren't sure how it will go or what will happen or what other people will think. What if you were allowed to treat something new as an EXPERIMENT? 

 

I want to let you know that I have a new program starting this October.  The Happiest Musician Accelerator is a three month group program for musicians who want to have an impact in the world. 

It’s to encourage musicians to step outside the narrowest version of their career, to expand the box, and to create for themselves the life they want to live from a place of alignment and love.. It’s to give them the practical tools to start new income streams or launch programs. And it’s to give them the confidence to try! 

Check it out at the link above, and reach out to me if you have any questions. I’d love to chat with 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!

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

 

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