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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: December, 2022

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

Dec 22, 2022

David Krauss is the prodigious host of Speaking Soundly, Co-Founder of ANM (Artful Narratives Media), and Principal Trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. As a soloist, he has performed with the All-Star Orchestra on their Emmy Award-winning PBS broadcast and was praised by the American Record Guide for his "singing tone, which is luxurious and inviting." He has performed as guest Principal Trumpet with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and New York Philharmonic, as well as recorded for film and television, and played on several Broadway shows. David is a highly sought-after instructor at the Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes School of Music, Aspen Music Festival and School, and other top conservatories and music festivals throughout the United States.

In this conversation, we started early in David’s story and explored the realities of life for a freelance musician - the ways the work comes and goes, the risks and the magic. We talked about the complicated and fulfilling life of a parent playing in a major opera orchestra. 

And we talked about how podcasting - for both of us! - has been a portal into conversations with other artists. How David’’s fascination with the CRAFT of other high-level musicians and creatives is leading to inspiration for him and for his audience.  I loved hearing him light up around his curiosity, his guests, and his experiences having these conversations. 

I know you’ll love hearing his story.

Follow Speaking Soundly on apple, spotify, instagram, and facebook.  Connect with David on Instagram, @DavidKrausstrumpet.

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! 

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

Dec 13, 2022

"Sometimes, the cheapest way to pay is with money."  I did not originate this quote, and a quick google does not illuminate it- but I USE this quote all the time, and talk about it in my business mastermind group and in my life FREQUENTLY. I wonder if it might be useful to you today, too! 

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! 

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Dec 8, 2022

My conversation with Eunbi Kim was absolutely fascinating.

We talked about mentorship and motherhood and artistry, all of which things feel so closely related.

There’s a myth out there about the self-centeredness of artists, about a certain kind of creator who reserves all of their best energy for their MUSIC, letting personal relationships fall by the wayside. I look at a work like Sunday in the Park - the Sondheim musical - which is all about an artist so selfish he ruins the chance of happiness for himself and for the people around him.

But in my conversation with Eunbi, we looked at what it means to have ACCEPTED mentoring and help, and to GIVE BACK by mentoring others.  We considered the sacrifices our own mothers have made and what we have done and continue to do for our children. We looked at how it’s possible to be artists AND nurturing, loving humans. 

"Creating performances expressing dreamlike “liquid elegance," pianist Eunbi Kim curates programs compelling audiences to meditate on the parts of themselves that are deeply buried. Her intimate performances draw from collaborations with composers, filmmakers, and theater directors to create experiences beyond the boundaries of the piano recital format.

Guided by personal experiences, her recently released album “It Feels Like” (which debuted at #2 on Billboard's Traditional Classical Charts) confronts the multiplicity of truths behind memories, language, and identity and includes world premiere recordings of new works by Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), Pauchi Sasaki, Angélica Negrón, and Sophia Jani. Last spring, she was an Artist-in-Residence at WNYC’s The Greene Space to work on a 4-night series inspired by the album that explores rituals of healing and disparate identities through music, performance, conversations, and food.

Kim holds a Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where she also held a fellowship in the institution’s Center for Music Entrepreneurship. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for New York Foundation for the Arts and is co-founder of bespoken, a mentorship program for women in music. "

Find Eunbi at her website, bespoken's website, or catch her socials @EunbiKimPiano and @letsbespoken.

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!

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