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Music Victoria is proud to introduce the next instalment of Pathways to Success: Award Winning Stories!

To celebrate NAIDOC Week 2022, Music Victoria's Kiwat Kennell will be interviewing the 2021 recipient of the Archie Roach Foundation Award for Emerging Talent, Allara.

These sessions are a chance for members of the Victoria music industry to chat to the artists and a member of their team. Attendees will hear their stories and learn how they have achieved success.

Live from the home of the Victorian music industry, Music Market, join us for a hybrid in person/online event, with a FREE lunch provided.

These events are exclusive to Music Victoria Essentials members and above. Renew or upgrade your membership here.*

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*First Nations musicians and industry can obtain a free Essentials membership using the code NAIDOC22.

Access: If you have any access requirements, email

Demographics & Identity questions: For more information about our demographics and identity questions in the registration process, please head to:

Music Victoria acknowledges the Traditional Owners, the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation, on whose unceded land we advocate, support and celebrate on. We pay our deep respects to Elders past and present, and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and communities. We acknowledge them as the first artists, the first musicians, and the first creators of culture. We deeply respect the role that music and songlines play in the continuation of their culture for the past 60,000+ years.

Free one-day mental skills workshop for musicians who are struggling to find the courage, confidence or motivation to perform again.

It has been a tough couple of years for performing musicians. Income has evaporated, creativity stifled, and performance muscles withered. While many have enthusiastically jumped straight back up on stage, for others the path has been rocky.

‘Return to the Stage’ will create a confidential and non-judgemental space to discuss mental, emotional and behavioural barriers that you may be facing as you prepare to get back on stage. You will learn and practice mental skills that can improve the quality of your performance and your overall wellbeing. Participants will leave with helpful strategies to get back to performing music in a way that is meaningful and purposeful for them.

Return to the Stage will take place at Music Market on Sunday, July 17th from 10am-4pm. Places are strictly limited. To register, email Deborah directly.

Deborah Hart has been a professional orchestral musician since 1985. Since 2015, Deborah has been coaching musicians using an evidence based psychological framework called ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Training). You can read more about Deborah on her website. You can watch this video about her own struggles with performing her best. You can also watch her on SBS insight talking how psychological skills have helped her perform. Deborah holds a current working with children check and Australian Counselling Association registration.