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3.11: Persistence, agility, optimism - the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2021

3.11: Persistence, agility, optimism - the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2021

June 25, 2021

James Hardie, Music Programmer for May’s Norfolk and Norwich live festival, on how their bold economic model for 2021 encouraged a new audience sector to engage with two weeks of diverse arts events.

You can find information about the festival at: nnfestival.org.uk

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MWM 19: Realising your dream project – five top tips.

MWM 19: Realising your dream project – five top tips.

June 22, 2021

Katie gives her top five tips for identifying your ideal project and how to see it through to fruition.

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3.10: Cheltenham 2021- making the music happen.

3.10: Cheltenham 2021- making the music happen.

June 18, 2021

Camilla King, Head of Programming at Cheltenham Music Festival talks about their spectacular varied programme, and why she believes this year’s festival conference theme – “Failure” – is so important for how we grow as musicians, and for the wider industry.

You can find out more about the festival at: www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/music where you can also sign up to receive programme news.

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MWM 18: Cancellation trauma: the mental load of living on the edge.

MWM 18: Cancellation trauma: the mental load of living on the edge.

June 15, 2021

Katie confronts the insecurity musicians have endured under Covid, identifies cancellation trauma as a major factor in undermining our mental health, and explains why it needs to end for us all to thrive.

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3.9: Music therapy and healing from global trauma

3.9: Music therapy and healing from global trauma

June 11, 2021

Music therapist Marianne Rizkallah has worked with clients from ages 1 to 100. She describes how music can prove a powerful tool in helping people with a range of conditions from stress to dementia, and how she helped created guidance for therapy protocols under lockdown that have been adapted for use around the world.

You can find information about Marianne and details of November’s “Music and Therapy – Recovery” conference at northlondonmusictherapy.com and northlondonmusictherapy.com/recovery

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MWM 17: How can we keep from singing?

MWM 17: How can we keep from singing?

June 8, 2021

Tom Appleton of the Come and Sing Company makes an impassioned plea on behalf of the country’s amateur choirs for the return of communal singing.

You can find out more about Tom and the Come and Sing Company at www.comeandsingcompany.co.uk

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3.8: Normalising trans bodies in opera with tenor, Patricia Yates.

3.8: Normalising trans bodies in opera with tenor, Patricia Yates.

June 4, 2021

“As a young transgender opera singer, at the start of her career, I want to wear my transness on my sleeve and claim it a key part of my artistic identity.”

Classical music, especially opera, is one of the last bastions of gender stereotypes. Patricia Yates, who is a trans singer performing as a tenor, makes the case for greater flexibility and willingness to embrace what trans performers bring to their art.

Patricia’s article Normalising Trans Bodies in Opera can be found here: https://musiciansunion.org.uk/news/normalising-trans-bodies-in-opera.

You can also follow Patricia on social media with the Twitter and Facebook handle: @msyatestenor

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MWM 16:  Toxic Relationships and the Imbalance of Power

MWM 16:  Toxic Relationships and the Imbalance of Power

June 1, 2021

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where an imbalance of power was affecting your professional relationships? Katie looks at how to identify those toxic power structures and find the strength to stop them holding back your career.

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3.7: Moving fearlessly back into live music with the InsideOut Musician

3.7: Moving fearlessly back into live music with the InsideOut Musician

May 28, 2021

Ruth Phillips, founder of The Breathing Bow and the InsideOut Musician, talks about self-care, compassion and how, by overcoming our obsession with control and letting go, we can find healing from the kinds of anxiety and physical stress that so often afflict us as musicians.

You can find information about coaching with Ruth at www.thebreathingbow.com and her online course “From Café Zoom to the Concert Hall” for string players wanting to ease the transition back from screen to stage at www.insideoutmusician.com/course/from-cafe-zoom-to-the-concert-hall/2021-06-28/

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MWM 15: If they don’t know you, they should know you!

MWM 15: If they don’t know you, they should know you!

May 25, 2021

Katie explores her three top tips to help you understand why networking matters, why you need to embrace it to develop your career right now, and how you can embrace your right to put your best foot forward with your fellow music professionals.

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