WildKat’s Kathleen Alder to talk to Tessa Marchington on Creative Thinking

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

This Friday, WildKat’s Managing Director Kathleen Alder will be talking to Music in Offices’ Director Tessa Marchington on her weekly InstaLive series ‘Exploring Creative Thinking’. Tessa will be exploring creativity and the role of the arts in business with Kat. You can listen to their live interview on Tessa’s Instagram page at 3 pm on Friday.

WildKat is delighted to be working with Tessa on raising her profile as a leading figure with an expert understanding of the value of music and the arts in business.

A businesswoman, entrepreneur and pianist, Tessa’s work focuses on incorporating music into daily life and promoting culture and the creative arts. An authoritative voice on the various benefits that can be drawn from music and the arts, she was invited to give a Tedx talk on how music can be levelling in the workplace.

In 2007, Tessa established Music in Offices (MIO) in order to enrich business culture through the power of music. Inspired by Tessa’s time at the Royal Academy of Music, MIO provides instrumental tuition, sets up office choirs and organises internal and external music events to employers, working to improve access to the arts in busy, high-stress work environments.

Several well-known employers have benefited from MIO, including Channel 4, The Telegraph, L’Oreal, Standard Charted, Linklaters, Lloyds Bank and Hearst Magazines UK amongst others.

‘If our experience at Channel 4 is anything to go by, our joining with Music in Offices has been the most socialising event since I joined the company in 1976!’

Journalist Jon Snow, Music in Offices Ambassador

As an expert culture collector, Tessa curates The City Culture Corner at City AM, where she shares news on a variety of interesting cultural events taking place across London. Additionally, Tessa produces Talk Culture Mile, a panel discussion series exploring the connection between culture, creativity and business. Tessa has also set up an annual Office Choir of the Year competition, the first competition of its kind, which involves thousands of singers from MIO choirs across a wide variety of sectors including finance, law, media and retail, with the aim of bringing together the respective choirs and their members.

Tessa is also co-founder of Investec International Music Festival, which brings world-class music to the Surrey Hills from artists such as Nicola Benedetti. Elsewhere, Tessa has served as Symposium Coordinator of – and will soon be Artistic Director of – Setúbal Music Festival, which enhances the cultural life of Portugal.

A huge WildKat welcome to Tessa!

Music in Offices – musicinoffices.com

Tessa Marchington – tessamarchington.com