Nicole Canham is an independent professional musician (clarinet and tarogato), festival director and creative producer specialising in chamber music and collaboration. Nicole is a Music Australia Councillor. 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. Nicole’s commitment to the commissioning and performance of new Australian music was recognised in 2013 with an Australian Art Music Award.