2015 Student Research Conference:
28th Annual Student Research Conference

Music Performance Anxiety Management for Teachers, Students, and Performers
Cristin G. Selle
Dr. Julianna Moore, Faculty Mentor

Music performance anxiety is a familiar feeling for most musicians. It has debilitating physical symptoms and devastating effects on the focus of a musician. Because it is a learned behavior, it can be managed like most other anxieties and fears. As current and future music educators, students, and performers, understanding performance anxiety is essential to personal anxiety management. This presentation will go over some of the most common symptoms of music performance anxiety, potential situations that teach this behavior, and management methods for reducing music performance anxiety. By understanding the causes of music performance anxiety and how to manage it, performing can become an enjoyable experience for performers of all types, freeing musicians to express themselves without the constant fear and limitations caused by music performance anxiety.

Keywords: anxiety, performance, music, management

Topic(s):Music

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 307-2
Location: OP 2117
Time: 1:15

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