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Music Works is a podcast for the classical music industry

Music Works Polyphony Arts

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Music Works is a podcast for the classical music industry

    4.7: Performance anxiety and stage fright - advice from Harley Street

    4.7: Performance anxiety and stage fright - advice from Harley Street

    When picturing the audience naked doesn't work...


    Therapist Olivia James specialises in treating stage fright, public speaking anxiety and confidence issues. In this episode she explains the mechanics of performance anxiety, and how past trauma and the human nervous system can combine to interpret certain situations as dangerous, and how to overcome your fears.


    Find out more about Olivia and her practice at https://harleystreetcoach.com/


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    Music Works is generously supported by Allianz Musical Insurance, the UK’s No. 1 musical instrument insurer.

    • 43 min
    MWM 25: Finding fulfilment as a musician

    MWM 25: Finding fulfilment as a musician

    This week Katie explores the Japanese concept of ikigai and asks four key questions to help you find your fulfilment as a professional musician.


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    Music Works is generously supported by Allianz Musical Insurance, the UK’s No. 1 musical instrument insurer.

    • 7 min
    4.6: dream.risk.sing – elevating women’s voices

    4.6: dream.risk.sing – elevating women’s voices

    Pianist, Lana Bode, and soprano, Samantha Crawford discuss their exciting new project examining how women and their lived experience are portrayed in music, and describe how their innovative approach to programming brings a new song cycle to this year’s Oxford Lieder Festival in a world premiere exploring mentorship, discrimination, and female ambition.


    To find out more about the dream.risk.sing concert at Oxford Lieder go to www.oxfordlieder.co.uk


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    Music Works is generously supported by Allianz Musical Insurance, the UK’s No. 1 musical instrument insurer.

    • 39 min
    MWM 24: How to make money from writing music

    MWM 24: How to make money from writing music

    This week Katie looks at how to make composing a financially and musically rewarding career.


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    Music Works is generously supported by Allianz Musical Insurance, the UK’s No. 1 musical instrument insurer.

    • 9 min
    4.5: Music for TV and film - a glimpse behind the scenes

    4.5: Music for TV and film - a glimpse behind the scenes

    William Saunders, Director of Media and Creatives at Mediatracks, talks about the vision he and his father share for the company and its artists, and offers us a tantalising glimpse into his life as a professional organist.


    You can find information about William and Mediatracks at william-saunders.info and mediatracks.co.uk


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    Music Works is generously supported by Allianz Musical Insurance, the UK’s No. 1 musical instrument insurer.

    • 27 min
    MWM 23: Competitive music making – excelling within strict parameters

    MWM 23: Competitive music making – excelling within strict parameters

    This week Katie talks about competitive music making, focussing on the difficulty artists face in striving to shine within tightly defined parameters.


    If you enjoy this conversation, please subscribe, check out our other great episodes, and even better leave us a review. You can also follow us on social media and sign up to our mailing list at www.polyphonyarts.com/mailing-list  for updates and news about Music Works and Polyphony Arts.


    Music Works is generously supported by Allianz Musical Insurance, the UK’s No. 1 musical instrument insurer.

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

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Cracking pod!

This is really valuable as a musician myself its fantastic to hear diverse voices from the industry. Keep up the great work?

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Brilliant discussions

This is such a great podcast - very honest discussions on worthwhile topics. Katie somehow manages to strike a balance between managing the discussion and just having a relaxed chat!

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