Beyond Performance Anxiety: A Workshop

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Beyond Performance Anxiety: A Workshop

Application deadline extended! Registration is still open for this institute; we will be taking applications until at least June 1, 2019.

July 8-12, 2019 / 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

This unique five-day workshop, inspired by person-centered groups designed by noted psychologist Carl Rogers, views performance anxiety as a wonderful opportunity for growth. As participants perform, we invite them to connect around feelings of vulnerability, fear, pressure, competitiveness, and perfection. We will explore ways to process these feelings. As participants learn to put words to their experience and awareness as they perform, not only the performance anxiety but also problems with the music and with life will move toward resolution.

Facilitators will also 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 music, 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. 

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

Professional Development Hours: 20
$315 / noncredit             CRN 19079

 “This was a welcoming atmosphere to face your fears and perform in front of a wonderful group of people.” – 2018 participant

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Read our blog: Josephine Gaeffke’s Musical Journeys