PRS Members’ Fund is hosting a webinar on what it is to be creative, how to find your flow and the loss of identity through the trauma of the pandemic.
Delivered in partnership with BAPAM (British Association of Performing Arts Medicine), the webinar will be free for PRS for Music members to access.
The Members’ Fund write: ‘For an individual to be creative, they need three things in place: safety, inspiration and structure. During this pandemic, many songwriters and composers have lost these pillars of creativity which has resulted in a loss of identity and struggles to find motivation.’
To explore this impact and to offer constructive ways forward, the online event will feature three guest speakers.
First up is Lucina Heyman, a vocal coach, doctoral researcher and RCM award holder, focusing on supporting and enhancing high-level performance in popular music vocalists. Lucina holds a BA in Music from the University of Bristol, an MSc in Performance Science from the Royal College of Music and draws upon 15 years of music industry experience to provide a real world context for her research.
Next is singer, composer and founding member of Level 42, Mike Lindup. Formed in 1980, the band has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and is still going strong, thrilling live audiences with their stage performances, playing hits such as Something About You, Lessons In Love and Running In The Family.
Finally, the event will play host to Marianne Rizkallah. Marianne has worked professionally as a singer and singing teacher and has personal experience of touring and work-related stressors. Her North London Music Therapy practice provides specialist services for musicians, creative artists and others. Marianne qualified as a music therapist from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 2013 and received further training in psychodynamic psychotherapy from the Tavistock Centre in 2018.