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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

Nov 1, 2018

What you'll hear:

  • The importance of being proactive and speaking up for what you want in your career - no matter what your age.
  • The value of going for a career in your youth - and not believing or listening to that “you’re too young”
  • The value of *mentorship* and having a mentor you trust in the professional field you aim for guiding you in your next career move
  • The mindset about success that Mike thinks everyone should drop like a hot potato
  • There’s being in the right place - and PUTTING yourself in the right place - Mike goes into this distinction
  • The value of a mentor who *isn’t* another musician
  • Why it’s never too early to give back to people even if you’re just starting out
  • New music - the expectation you need to drop if you’re ever going to give new music a chance (I had to hear this one for myself!)
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Mentioned on the show:

The New York Youth Symphony:

https://www.nyys.org/ 

The Northern Neck Symphony Orchestra:

https://www.northernneckorchestra.org/

Michael's website:

www.mikerepper.com

Michael's mentor, Conductor Marin Alsop:

https://www.marinalsop.com/ 

 

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