134 episodes

Crushing Classical podcast is an ongoing series of provocative interviews with musicians who are pioneering a new path in the classical music genre. I dig into musician's lives who have made an often risky move towards forging a unique path and creating a different kind of music career for themselves. This is particularly challenging in a field where the conventional approach is seeking employment in an orchestra. Join me and learn how others are redefining a thriving classical music career.

Crushing Classical Tracy Friedlander

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Crushing Classical podcast is an ongoing series of provocative interviews with musicians who are pioneering a new path in the classical music genre. I dig into musician's lives who have made an often risky move towards forging a unique path and creating a different kind of music career for themselves. This is particularly challenging in a field where the conventional approach is seeking employment in an orchestra. Join me and learn how others are redefining a thriving classical music career.

    Jennifer Williams, Opera Director: Revolutionizing The Art Of Opera

    Jennifer Williams, Opera Director: Revolutionizing The Art Of Opera

    What you'll hear:
    The place of opera in today’s world - where does it fit in? The treatment of women in traditional opera: how Jennifer feels about this and how she directs to deal with this The artistry that is possible in directing and how you can alter the story - she’s got one coming up for opera’s most popular piece How she makes opera more modern with the use of technology The LENGTH of opera… what do we do with that in our world today? We explore. And MORE! To learn more about Jennifer Williams, visit: https://www.jenniferwilliamsdirector.com/
    Follow on FB @jenniferwilliamsdirector and IG @jwdirector
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    https://calendly.com/tracyfriedlander/30min 

    • 42 min
    Christopher Still: Crushing The Audition AND The Audition Coaching Business

    Christopher Still: Crushing The Audition AND The Audition Coaching Business

    What you'll hear:
    The concept of “failing UP” - what that means “Don’t quit your day job” - WHAT? Chris’ advice on how to make your dream of getting an orchestra job come true as a musician The best advice about managing your day for your work - and what Chris suggests you consider when managing a freelance career AND preparing for an audition The concept of a Practice Buddy - and how to find a good one - and some tangible ideas you can do right now in your practice And much more! For more about Chris and Honesty Pill, check him out @honestypill on Facebook and Instagram, and on his website at https://honestypill.com/
    JUST for CC listeners, you'll receive 30% off by using the discount code CRUSHINGSTRATEGY30 for Chris' primer course on organization, productivity and mindset, The Strategy Session: ($217 down to $147) Find the course at https://honestypill.com/
    AND are you tired of trading hours for dollars when you teach? And the only way to make more money is to take on MORE students? If this sounds like you, check out a NEW PROGRAM, Package Your Brillance, where you'll learn how to create new coaching or teaching packages and the skills to sell it. Click HERE for more information and to sign up. This 6-week program starts MONDAY 1/13/20, so you MUST sign up before then to join. 
     
     

    • 45 min
    Nathan Cole: Making A Bigger Impact On Students AND Your Income: Designing A NEW Way To Teach For 2020 And Beyond

    Nathan Cole: Making A Bigger Impact On Students AND Your Income: Designing A NEW Way To Teach For 2020 And Beyond

    What you'll hear:
    The benefit of being an *early adopter* Audience research… how Nathan adjusted to suit what he discovered while growing his audience What it looks like to be CHOOSY in your career - the fear most people feel and how it really works The power of getting a coach for your business - something that’s *really* different from having a private teacher for your instrument Zeroing on the exact student you’d like to teach - and how that impacts your business The power of the group camaraderie and support when you join (or create) an online coaching program How to deal with “competition” when you start doing work online And so much more! For more information about Nathan and his course, The Virtuoso Mastercourse, go to https://www.natesviolin.com/
    Mentioned in the show: Jennifer Rosenfeld, coach for musicians: https://www.facebook.com/jenniferrosenfeldmusic/
    SIGN UP for the Crushing Classical mailing list for exclusive audience building tips and podcast updates!
    Sign up now and receive the free PDF download, Three Ways Becoming Visible Can Revolutionize Your Music Career:
    https://mailchi.mp/809d9dfaa1e3/crushingclassical
    I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than FICKS! 
    https://www.ficksmusic.com/discount/CRUSH
    Use the link above to get 10% off your first order!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Joe Basile: The Power Of The Self-Employed Mindset As A Classical Musician

    Joe Basile: The Power Of The Self-Employed Mindset As A Classical Musician

    What you'll hear:
    Getting an internship… the gutsy way Joe did it The embarrassing thing Joe and I both admit… but it’s a smart move after college! Getting started as a commercial composer - what that looks like The value of getting a “real” job after undergrad The self-employment conundrum… how do you get clients? Joe shares his secret (hint: it’s connected to visibility!) Self employment and your personality type - what works, what doesn’t The most important part of your website - this is KEY info for composers and all musicians To follow Joe and find out more about his work, check him out on Instagram at @thechickensound, Facebook at The Chicken, LLC and Joe's website: https://www.thechicken.net/
    SIGN UP for the Crushing Classical mailing list for exclusive audience building tips and podcast updates! I'll only send podcast and Crushing Classical news, never spam, and I would NEVER share your email.
    Sign up now and receive the free PDF download, Three Ways Becoming Visible Can Revolutionize Your Music Career:
    https://mailchi.mp/809d9dfaa1e3/crushingclassical
     
    I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than FICKS! 
    https://www.ficksmusic.com/discount/CRUSH
    Use the link above to get 10% off your first order!

    • 56 min
    Hunter Noack: In A Landscape: Impacting The Classical World In A New Way And Making Your Dreams Come True As A Musician

    Hunter Noack: In A Landscape: Impacting The Classical World In A New Way And Making Your Dreams Come True As A Musician

    What you'll hear:
    The incredible, daring project of taking a 9’ Steinway OUTSIDE to play concerts in nature… THE logistics around THAT! Sharing your new ideas with friends and colleagues… the advice you need to hear How to make your vision for what you’re creating super CLEAR Why Hunter loves grants - and his advice on doing better at applying for them… this one is SO important! One way to tell if your project is a good idea… I love this! The experience of hearing *feedback* from your audience about what you’re doing - the impact it had on Hunter… this one is so powerful, you don’t want to miss this! Learn more about In A Landscape and subscribe to their mailing list here: https://www.inalandscape.org/
    Follow Hunter and the happenings of In A Landscape on social media:
    https://www.facebook.com/hunternoackpiano/ 
    https://www.instagram.com/inalandscape/
    Do you want to find out if The Visibility Workshop is right for you?
    Click here to book a call!
    I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than FICKS! 
    https://www.ficksmusic.com/discount/CRUSH
    Use the link above to get 10% off your first order!
     

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Audience Building FEARS: What You Need To Know

    Audience Building FEARS: What You Need To Know

    Thank you for joining me on my first SOLO podcast episode, a follow up to the free training, Find Your Boss Self - where I explore the reasons why people are resisting becoming visible and growing their audience.
    What you'll hear:
    Does audience building have to take up all of your time? My philosophy on this What about what your colleagues think? I share the reason you feel this pressure, what they see and how to remedy your feeling self-conscious around your new project and visibility in front of colleagues who see you a certain way What do you *really* get from growing an audience - this one is the best part Income streams - yes, you have the power to create a new income stream in your life, and audience building is where it starts. I share my views on what this looks like now and what is possible Book a call with me to find out if The Visibility Workshop is right for you!
    Join my Facebook Group, Classical Cats HERE.
    Email me at crushingclassical@gmail.com with questions!

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

Jkyhskpo ,

A gem for musicians!

So thankful to have found crushing classical! Tracy has honest conversations with people of different musical (and other) backgrounds to help musicians in this day and age have new perspective on their careers. Even things that seem obvious (but aren’t) are discussed, and Tracy and this podcast have given me valuable information to propel me forward in my musical career! Thank you!

Vict•ria ,

Truly Inspiring! Especially for Young Musicians!

I discovered Crushing Classical recently and I only wish I had found it sooner! As a high school senior, it has transformed the way I view pursuing a music major and introduced me to so many new ideas. This has been an eye opening podcast for me. Crushing Classical is for everyone, but if you’re a young musician you should definitely to listen to this!

azcello ,

What they didn’t tell you in music school

These episodes should be required listening for every conservatory. The interviews are a gold mine of valuable insight from people who are breaking the mold in classical music. A real contrast from the boring profiles you read in most magazines about why the latest superstar is playing this concerto or singing that role. If you are a musician who is searching for a more meaningful way to engage with your art and your audience, this podcast will help you do that by exploring the tough questions. A legit resource tool for people who use it that way. I plan to revisit some of the eps more than once.

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