Independent performer, writer, former Artistic Director Canberra Music Festival, Music Australia Councillor
Nicole Canham is a musician (clarinet and tarogato) who is committed to creating transformative arts experiences, and to building new audiences for live music.
Her work as an independent artist, festival director and creative producer has taken her around Australia and throughout Mexico, the UK, Belgium and France for concerts and collaborative projects which engage diverse audiences.
Nicole’s commitment to the commissioning and performance of new Australian music was recognised in 2013 with an Australian Art Music Award.
Nicole is a Music Australia Councillor, focused on advocacy for the independent and small to medium music sector. She is currently completing a PhD at the University of Queensland on career pathways of independent, classically trained artists.
Previous research conducted through a Churchill Fellowship (2008/9) and in her role as Artistic Director of the Canberra International Music Festival (2005 – 2008) has focussed on the positive impact of the arts in diverse communities and development initiatives for classical music audiences.