Crushing Classical

Crushing Classical podcast is an ongoing series of provocative interviews with musicians who are pioneering a new path in the classical music genre...
What you'll hear: What his first job in the record industry taught him How the dark period after Tower Records closed led him to creating his own business The biggest mistakes people make in PR How much does it cost? Real talk about WHEN you need a PR firm The importance of STORYTELLING and...
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How a hobby can become a big part of what you do… and a potential career facet and income stream How Sarah grew her Instagram following from a personal page with some posts about violin to a 13,000 following connected to her food blog How her large following on Instagram led to *delicious* br...
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What you'll hear: The benefits and challenges of being in a category on ONE How to navigate a music education when you have more than one musical interest and focus How to forge relationships for collaboration The project he did which showed him a whole world with regards for what creating y...
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What you'll hear: The UNIQUE programs Cory found that led him to finding his voice The benefits of repeat performances - how doing something a lot transforms what you’re doing The benefactor who changed Cory’s path - and led him to creating the business model he has today How Cory found his ...
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What you'll hear: Coming of age with streaming - how Spotify influenced his entrepreneurial venture The true mindset needed for *actual* entrepreneurship (hint: it’s likely not taught in any class) The reactions from the publishing industry - this answer surprised me How a digital music app ...
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What you'll hear: Negotiating a job for yourself that may not be offered - the things Suzanne noticed that made it a “win-win” for everyone How her job gave her a *new* way of performing in addition to playing flute Unusual performing opportunities through radio stations that you may not have...
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What you'll hear: Real talk on how difficult AND JOYFUL it can be to start your own ensemble The classical musician dilemma: JOB SECURITY and how Patrick redefines it The importance in finding prestige and status through partnering with an established, well-known organization The importan...
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What you'll hear: A youth orchestra contributing to students’ music skills - and life skills. Hear how Kevin creates this learning opportunity The difference between the audience for a normal youth orchestra and a rock orchestra - and what that does for the students’ confidence The typical re...
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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 ...
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What you'll hear: How to use artist residencies to travel and explore the world while exploring your own creativity How this duo created a remote lifestyle as a musical duo - saving money on rent, seeing the world and building a career all at once The motivation behind Chris and Nicoletta’s c...
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What you'll hear: “Branding” and “Marketing” and what that all MEANS ANYWAY Why branding matters even to the Joe Schmoe Average Classical Musician. Hear a *real life* example of a musician and the platform they built using social media What building your online presence *actually* is - it’s ...
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What you'll hear: The experiment that led to more performing opportunities What classical music audiences are ACTUALLY craving - *hint* - it’s not what people think How growth can lead to hiring more help - and how help can help you grow: hear how Jacomo has been navigating a growing team and...
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Welcome back to Season 3 of Crushing Classical! I'm starting this season out with a highlights episode of some moments that really stood out in my mind in the last 2 years of Crushing Classical. It was hard to narrow it down to just a few - I chose excerpts from several episodes that stood out t...
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What you'll hear: The commonly given advice she DID NOT take - and why that was the best decision she ever made What she learned from the start-up orchestras she worked with and how that shaped her vision for her own orchestra start-up The most important thing she looks at when choosing perso...
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What you'll hear: How Sarah reverse-engineered the method of figuring out her career possibilities while still in college The notion that you’re selling out by doing covers or other genres? Sarah’s answer to that commonly held belief The excuse she hears often that DOES NOT fly in her book r...
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What you'll hear on this episode: His NOT well-thought-out first plan, and the best tip he got about how to do it right the next time The advice he got that revolutionized how he ultimately set up this business side of his ensemble Why the RIGHT space for your concert is so important. How he...
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What you'll hear: Starting your own concert series: where do you find the concept, adding your own touches The MOST important thing to consider and the FIRST place you should start when designing your concert series The fundraising dilemma - Laura’s plan for fundraising for the first season ...
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What you'll hear: The fork in the road after music school - and the unusual choice Murray made after all those years studying music His personal story of tragedy, an unconventional method of deep healing and the way he figured out how to share it on a large scale His drastic career change aft...
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What you’ll hear: Drew tells the KEY to great Instagramming Find out what it takes to grow to over 160,000 followers His opinion on current social media marketing for orchestras - and what’s missing on those teams and his ideas for how they could change What he thinks is the reason people g...
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What you'll hear: How Robert’s characteristic spirit - or ETHOS - guided him, and what people thought of that kind of thinking in music school How his “Plan B” after not getting into any summer festivals ended up showing him a whole other world The conversation that changed Robert’s point of ...
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