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Nicholas Pallesen

Finding Solid Ground and Thriving in Uncertainty


Marianne Rizkallah

Music Therapy

Marianne Rizkallah MA GSMD is a qualified music therapist and Director of North London Music Therapy. She has worked with clients aged from 1 to 100, with conditions as varied as psychosis, autism, learning disabilities and dementia.  Marianne will define what music therapy is, how you can get it and how you can train as one.  An add-on masterclass is also available.

Nicholas Pallesen is a Transformative Coach and Peak Performance Specialist. A former Metropolitan Opera baritone, he understands firsthand the unique challenges performers face both onstage and off. In addition to working with clients at all levels and all areas of the performing arts, Nicholas serves on faculty for mental wellness and performance psychology at the New World Symphony in Miami

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Career paths for musicians


Morgan Pappas

8 Successful ways to build your Instagram account and reach a large audience 

Trained in both Australia and the US, Texas based saxophonist, Jessica Voigt-Page has been described by her colleagues as a “tour de force”. Inspired by the careers and lifestyles of colleagues both in and outside of music, Jessica has dedicated the latest part of her career to exploring ways in which young musicians can establish themselves in the world around them, and can maximise their impact while leading fulfilling, sustainable lives.

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Four Play Clarinet

Finding Your Sound

Become your own agent

Katie Beardsworth

Katie has worked in the arts since 2005, and is the founder and director of the Polyphony Arts agency representing classical musicians and composers. She is also an experienced project manager and has worked with a wide range of venues, festivals and organisations such as the Sage Gateshead, Cheltenham Music Festival, and Hull City of Culture 2017. Katie runs a series of online courses to help musicians develop and promote their professional careers including how to “Become Your Own Agent ” from which she will be sharing her insights for Virtual Sounds.

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Infusing a fresh, hip spirit with multicultural roots into a classic clarinet ensemble, Four Play Clarinet. The band of four fuses the classical culture of clarinet with modern musical genres. Join them for a Q&A to discuss their current clarinet setups and how you can find your desired sound.


​Morgan works with internationally acclaimed artists and businesses in the music world to help them reach their maximum potential through social engagement. Her social media marketing expertise and artist management experience has supported the careers of musicians by developing their social platforms, arranging unique performance and teaching opportunities, and producing high caliber concerts at venues such as Carnegie Hall.  Morgan is also the Director for the Galway Flute Festival in Switzerland, Director of Operations for the Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass, Resident Flutist at the Flute Center of New York, and an Editor for The Flute View. 

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Naomi Ives

Q& A with IMG Artists

Naomi Ives is the Global Head of Conductors & Instrumentalists at IMG Artists, the global leader in the performing arts management, tours, festivals, events and consulting business. Naomi will be hosting a Q&A so don't miss out on this amazing opportunity!

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