Special Guests

Dr. John Chong

Dr. John Chong

Director, Musicians Clinics of Canada

Dr. John Chong is the Medical Director of the Musicians’ Clinics of Canada, and has more initials after his name than almost any other Canadian doctor.

As the Medical Director of the Musicians’ Clinics of Canada, he has treated musicians with repetitive strain injuries, motor control problems, anxiety, depression, neuropathic pain, nerve entrapments, and stress-related disorders since 1986.

Jeff Nelsen - Fearless performance

Jeff Nelsen

Professor, Life coach, Horn player

Jeff Nelsen is a Canadian horn player and is Professor of Horn at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. Probably best known for the eight years he spent touring and recording with Canadian Brass, Jeff has also performed concerti and chamber music on six continents, and in the horn sections of dozens of orchestras.

Jean-Jacques van Vlasselaer

Jean-Jacques van Vlasselaer

Critic, journalist

Jean-Jacques Van Vlasselaer has a double career as an academic (Carleton University 1970-2011 and the University of Waterloo since 2011) and as a music critic and writer (Le Matin 1962-1968 ; Le Droit 1972- 2015). He has recorded as yet more than 80 podcasts for the NAC. He has written more than 3500 articles on music at concerts and about 80 academic articles.