Beyond Performance Anxiety: A Workshop

ESM Summer sessions 2016

INS 415

Beyond Performance Anxiety: A Workshop

Registrations accepted until June 30, 2017.

July 5-7, 2017 / Wednesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5p.m.
Room: Ciminelli Formal Lounge, Eastman Student Living Center

Faculty: Grace Harlow Klein, PhD, psychotherapist; Josephine Gaeffke, harpsichordist

This small-group workshop is a safe place to explore one’s fears about performance. Participants will share stories of past experiences and connect around discussion of vulnerability, fear, pressure, competitiveness and the pursuit of perfection.

The facilitators will suggest tools to increase awareness of the sources of anxiety, helping students examine the ways performance anxiety impacts music and life. As we examine myths which increase performance anxiety, we will also work toward an understanding of the connections between thoughts, feelings and language. The outcome is a centered place within from which music can flow.

Participants will share personal goals for the workshop and are invited to perform and speak about their thoughts and feelings.
Enrollment limited to 8 students.

For more information about Dr. Grace Harlow Klein and her work, visit

Professional Development Hours: 21
$300 / noncredit     CRN 21172

Planning your arrival and departure:
First scheduled activity: Class starts Wednesday, July 5 at 9:00 a.m.
Last scheduled activity: Class ends Friday, July 7 at 5:00 p.m.

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Read our blog: Josephine Gaeffke’s Musical Journeys