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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 28, 2016

In this interview I talked to Bernhard Scully, horn player of Canadian Brass.  We dove into his unique career as the horn player of the renowned group, as well as his orchestral experiences and most recently, his new position as professor of horn at University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.  As the conversation unfolded, it was fascinating to see how Bernhard's intentional choices in his career and education led him down the path to his unique and unconventional career.

Nov 23, 2016

In this episode I interview Suzy Perelman, violinist in New York City, who left her position in an orchestra for the instability and risk of freelance life in the big city.  She knew that her lifelong obsession to live in New York just had to be realized, and she took her chance and moved there.  We talk about what that career move was like in this fun interview.

Nov 17, 2016

Jason Heath hosts a well-known bass podcast, Contrabass Conversations, where he talks with bass players and other musicians about anything from topics to do with the bass to what it takes to build a creative career in this industry.  Today we talk about how he created his podcast and what it's like to have this be a big part of his music career.  Check out his podcast Contrabass Conversations and his blog http://doublebassblog.org/

Oct 24, 2016

On this podcast I interview Chris Grymes, founder of Open-G records.  Chris left freelancing and a job as a professor at a university for life in New York City as a record producer and innovative project creator.  Today we get to hear about this drastic career move and what it was like for Chris.

http://www.opengrecords.com/

 

Oct 10, 2016

In this episode, I interview Jacomo Bairos, a dynamic young conductor who is taking the world by storm with his new music ensemble Nu Deco.  Jacomo is also the music director of the Amarillo Symphony and a guest conductor in orchestras this season such as National Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony, and more! I just had to interview Jacomo and find out HOW he went from the back of the orchestra on the tuba to the podium.  We get to the bottom of it in this inspiring interview!

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