Beyond Performance Anxiety: A Workshop

ESM Summer sessions 2016

INS 415
Beyond Performance Anxiety: A Workshop

June 25-29, 2018 / Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Room: Ciminelli Formal Lounge, Eastman Student Living Center

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

Note: As of June 8, 2018, we are still accepting applications for this course. The $50 late-application fee is waived. We will continue taking applications until the class has filled. Please contact the Summer@Eastman office at if you have questions.

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

The facilitators will provide 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.

Planning your arrival and departure:
First scheduled activity: Class begins Monday, June 25 at 8:30 a.m.
Last scheduled activity: Class ends Friday, June 29 at 12:30 p.m.

Professional Development Hours: 21
$310 / noncredit             CRN 19014

 “An efficient and holistic way to reduce/eliminate performance anxiety and enjoy playing for others more freely.” – 2017 participant

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Read our blog: Josephine Gaeffke’s Musical Journeys