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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 29, 2022

Recently I’ve started sharing little short stories and advices and ideas on social media each week. I think they might be enjoyable, and I hope they might be helpful! 

This week: What do gloves, oboe reeds, and your own pet peeves have in common? 

Answer: The more clearly you identify the problem, the easier it is to solve! 

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

Nov 23, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving 2022 to my listeners in the US! I am grateful for you.

On today’s episode you’ll hear my interview with my brother, singer songwriter James Hearne, who recently sold his house and left his job and moved across the country to go all in on his music career as an adult. This interview is full of gems for the working musician. 

  • how do you START trying to get work in a new place?
  • how do you not get discouraged when your emails are ignored?
  • how do you balance what the venue needs, what the audience wants, and what YOU care about artistically?
  • can you really make it as a performing musician in this day and age? 

I want to admit here that James is not in a classical music niche, nor is he doing innovative entrepreneurial work that pushes the boundaries of what creatives can be in the world. BUT I share this conversation with you because I feel like there’s value in hearing about the hustle, and about the business side of creating the artistic life you want to lead.

You know from my book that I’m not interested in pushing  musicians to make their living exclusively through their art. But I AM strongly on the side of creative people choosing the way they want to live and finding ways to make that happen for themselves, and that’s why I find James’s story so inspiring and I hope you will too. 

Check out James and listen to his music at his website, his instagram, his twitter, his Patreon.

 

Building a creative business? You need to check out the Ultimate Music Business Summit this January! I'll be presenting, and so will over two dozen other musicpreneurs! 

Thinking of trying FONS to streamline scheduling and payment for your music studio? Click HERE for my affiliate link and a free two week trial! 

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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!

 

Nov 10, 2022

 

Award winning pianist Donna Weng Friedman enjoys a varied career as a soloist, chamber musician, educator, curator, producer and app developer.   Her album Heritage and Harmony: Silver Linings, featuring exclusively AAPI/BIPOC artists, aims to promote understanding and tolerance and combat racism, with all proceeds donated to an organization that supports the AAPI community and fights against racism.  Recorded and released during the pandemic, the album was presented with two Silver Medals at the 2022 Global Music Awards. 

 

In collaboration with WQXR, Donna created and produced Heritage and Harmony, a virtual concert series in celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month.  As an American of Chinese descent, her work with Friends of Thirteen on  Asian Americans of New York & New Jersey | WLIW21 - expanding the story-sharing website, highlighting first-person stories about the Asian American experience in our region- was not only meaningful to her, but to her family, friends and community as well.

 

She is the co-creator and co-host of HER/MUSIC;HER/STORY, a mini-series on WQXR as well as a concert series that shines a light on women composers, past and present.  Donna was awarded a New York Women Composers grant for 2022. She was the guest speaker on TEDx Santa Barbara’s series Making Waves: Conversations with Influencers and Disruptors. Donna is the Artistic Advisor of Ariel Rivka Dance, an all-female dance company. Together they will share stories of heritage and harmony through music and dance.

 

In January and April 2021, Donna was the featured guest artist on the National Women’s History Museum’s series NWHM Presents: Sundays@Home, honoring women whose activism and talents serve to inspire others.  On March 8th, 2022, she launched a new education program in collaboration with the National Women’s History Museum called Heritage and Harmony: Her Art, Her Voice, featuring leading female BIPOC role models in the arts who share their stories of heritage, their challenges and their triumphs, as they seek to inspire and empower future generations of groundbreaking young women. 

 

Donna has performed in concert halls worldwide, and appeared as soloist with major symphony orchestras, including the Atlanta, Philadelphia and Shanghai Symphony Orchestras. 

The curator of the Donna Weng Friedman '80 Master Class Series at Princeton University, she is also a member of Princeton University Music Department’s Advisory Council.  Donna received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University where she was a University Scholar and a Master of Music Degree from the Juilliard School. She had the honor of studying with the great pedagogue Nadia Boulanger, as well as the incomparable pianist Radu Lupu.

She was the music supervisor and recording artist for the award-winning film documentary “Frames of Life” as well as for the documentaries “Living Liberty” and “Morris Engle: The Independent”.  Ms. Weng Friedman created “The Music Bee Club” interactive classical music app series for children ages 2-8 featuring world class musicians, such as principal cellist of the NY Philharmonic Carter Brey and flutist Elizabeth Mann, produced by twentyone-time Grammy Award winner David Frost.

 

 

I really admire in her story the instinct to take action, the willingness to use her strengths to create change in the world. How can you imagine doing something similar? 

Find Donna at her website, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Building a creative business? You need to check out the Ultimate Music Business Summit this January! I'll be presenting, and so will over two dozen other musicpreneurs! 

Thinking of trying FONS to streamline scheduling and payment for your music studio? Click HERE for my affiliate link and a free two week trial! 

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 1, 2022

Recently I've started sharing little short stories and advices and ideas on social media each week. I think they might be enjoyable, and I hope they might be helpful! 

This week: What do running, the oboe, and online business have in common? 

Answer: They're all easier if you allow them to be! 

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 27, 2022

Bill Lueth is a San Francisco Radio Hall of Fame inductee and currently the president of KDFC and vice president of USC Radio Group. During his 30 year career in both public and commercial radio, Bill has left a meaningful impact on the classical music community. 

We talk about 

- How his passion for classical music led to three decades in the radio industry

- What the future of classical radio looks like

- What the institutions of classical music, including radio, need to be doing to move forward

 - What it takes for a self-produced artist to get radio play

and more! 

 

Take a look at what Classical California is about! 

Building a creative business? You need to check out the Ultimate Music Business Summit this January! I'll be presenting, but so will over two dozen other musicpreneurs! Early bird pricing available through October 31.

Thinking of trying FONS to streamline scheduling and payment for your music studio? Click HERE for my affiliate link and a free two week trial! 

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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 13, 2022

em2CONNECT is Emily Martin and Elizabeth McDonald. As ideators and performers, the two have sung and taught all over the world as solo opera singers and as members of the performing trio, Women on the Verge (WOV) — an international group of women dedicated to advocating for women- centered stories.

em2CONNECT is also a small creative facilitation practice made up of the high- energy and ideas-driven duo raising collaboration to “the power of two”.

em2CONNECT specializes in rebranding, repositioning, and promoting flexible thinking around artistic careers. Their work is centered on THE PROCESS - a collaborative support program where artists (re)define their artistic philosophy as a foundation for strategic career thinking.

 

I found Emily and Elizabeth's framework for helping artists to lead with their values so inspiring!  This is also something that has helped me - the more I get in touch with my vision for the oboe community, for the musical community, for my own life, the clearer the action steps seem to become. See what sparks you get from this great conversation!

 

Follow em2CONNECT at their website or on instagram @_fromthevoiceof

Building a creative business? You need to check out the Ultimate Music Business Summit this January! I'll be presenting, but so will over two dozen other musicpreneurs! Early bird pricing available through October 31.

Thinking of trying FONS to streamline scheduling and payment for your music studio? Click HERE for my affiliate link and a free two week trial! 

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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!

 

Sep 29, 2022

Today you’ll hear my interview with Deb Stevenson: Oboist, teacher, musician contractor, and founding member of Rendezvous Arts.  The organization she created hosts events that offer  something for EVERYONE and is a triumph of win win for musicians, visual artists, and audiences alike. 


Deb has had a career in music for 35 years. She has  seen all sides of the music profession - from orchestra to Broadway shows and even playing with rock bands!  She teaches  at the high school and college level and contracts musicians for concerts. “I love to play the oboe, but even more than that - I love to create work for music and visual artists - and to make connections between these people and their audiences.” 

It is not EASY to start up a new organization that has legs, that quickly gains support from everywhere. Deb makes it seem easy. Enjoy this episode, enjoy hearing the backstory - and listen for the GEMS of advice and magic that she shares! 

Follow Rendezvous Arts at their gorgeous website, or email them at info@rendezvousarts.org.

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Sep 15, 2022

Daisy Press was raised on the buses, planes, hotels, and stages of a large-scale international rock ’n’ roll tour, on which both her parents performed for over 40 years. Since then, she has become a ferocious and ardent interpreter and creator of experimental classical (and non-classical) music in the United States and Europe. 

In the modern classical genre, Daisy regularly performs as a soloist with Vienna-based ensembles Klangforum Wien and Phace, and with them has sung the work of composers Bernard Lang, Martin Smolka, Rebecca Saunders, and Fausto Romitelli at the Wiener Konzerthaus and the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg.

In the world of nightlife and pop music, for several years Daisy served as the lead backing singer/dancer for the band Chromeo. On Broadway, she originated the Horned Goddess role in The Devouring, where she sang her feminine-vibes arrangement of Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer” every night. At Brooklyn’s noted and notorious House of Yes, Daisy has served as singer-in-residence, and regularly collaborates with its truly astounding in-house aerialists, dancers, and circus performers, composing, improvising, and performing works which embody virtuosity, ecstasy, holiness, humor, and necessary stings of irreverence.

On her own, over the last 20 years, Daisy has become a specialist in the music of 12th-century mystic and polymath Hildegard of Bingen. Not a  traditionalist, Press incorporates elements of North Indian (Hindustani) ragas into her unusual and extraordinary interpretations of the original Medieval chants.

 

In our conversation, we looked at the path of Daisy's creativity - from discovering Hildegard to releasing this stunning new album of her works.  The non-linearity of the path stands out, as does Daisy's insistence on leaning into what feels good, what she WANTS to work on in the moment. What would it be like for YOU to make your creative and artistic choices in this way? 

You can visit Daisy's website or follow her on Instagram

The album is You Are the Flower - Music from Hildegard von Bingen - Vol. 1; from StorySound Records. 

Thinking of trying FONS to streamline scheduling and payment for your music studio? Click HERE for my affiliate link and a free two week trial! 

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Sep 1, 2022

Reach out to me to schedule a quick deep dive conversation so I can keep this podcast relevant! 

Ellen is a Professional Certified Coach, who has coached everyone from CEOs of multimillion dollar companies, to world renowned singers, to healthcare workers, to aspiring business owners — but what unites them all is their thought leadership and creative entrepreneurship. She works with people who seek to write their own story of success and to shake up their industry along the way. Having sung on such famed stages as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, as well as with opera companies in America and Europe, Ellen found fulfillment after becoming a coach because she realized how many “shoulds” she was living — instead of aligning with what she deeply desired. Having founded two multi-six-figure businesses, delved into original songwriting, created a bicoastal lifestyle in New York and Phoenix, and now begun a family with her husband Matt, Ellen models the courageous and unpredictable path of pursuing her dreams, while supporting her clients in doing the same.

Find out more at Ellen's website, follow her instagram at @ellen_broen and check out her new YouTube channel.

Thinking of trying FONS to streamline scheduling and payment for your music studio? Click HERE for my affiliate link and a free two week trial! 

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Aug 18, 2022
Reach out to me to schedule a quick deep dive conversation so I can keep this podcast relevant! 
 
Dr. Heidi Kay Begay is a self-employed flutist, educator, podcaster, and non-profit organizer. Heidi is the creator and host of the Flute 360 podcast, which delivers educational content (to the modern-day flutist) through various platforms. Since 2018, the podcast has produced over 210 episodes, and has obtained thirty corporate sponsorships. Heidi’s mission is to help musicians reach new heights, so they can feel empowered, confident, and have a life they love on and off the stage! 
 

Find out more at Heidi's website, instagram and Facebook @heidikaybegay. Follow her podcast on facebook and apple podcasts

The Pivoting Musician's Remote Class with Dr. Garrett Hope and Dr. Heidi Kay Begay Class Starts on September 01, 2022 Go to the website to enroll!

Thinking of trying FONS to streamline scheduling and payment for your music studio? Click HERE for my affiliate link and a free two week trial! 

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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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