Music Performance Anxiety: Blessing or Curse? You Get to Choose...

Saturday, January 29, 2022
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Description

Music performance anxiety (MPA) affects many musicians of all ages, experience levels, identities, and personalities. In this session, we will explore common cognitive, physiological, and behavioral symptoms that manifest during performance situations. With unique MPA experiences for every individual, helping students to manage MPA can be very challenging. Based on psychology and music research, participants will learn about management techniques and tips for helping students successfully navigate through MPA experiences.

Learning Objective 1
Attendees will learn how MPA manifests through common cognitive, physiological, and behavioral symptoms.
Learning Objective 2
Attendees will learn how MPA relates to other psychological and education-relevant constructs such as self-efficacy.
Learning Objective 3
Based on psychology and music research, attendees will learn about a variety of techniques for helping students successfully navigate through MPA experiences.
Target Audiences
Strings, Band, General Education
Session Level
MS/JH, High School
Session Type
Lecture