Conquering Stage Fright

Anyone who is a performing musician, and in fact anyone who has given a speech or presented anything in front of an audience, has probably experienced what is commonly referred to as "stage fright." At its core, stage fright is the fear of making mistakes or failing publicly. I for one have accepted a certain … Continue reading Conquering Stage Fright

What are Ways to Handle Performance Anxiety in Student Musicians?

For anyone who performs music in public, or directs music ensembles, performance anxiety is something that must be dealt with. Different people experience performance anxiety differently, and to different degrees, but the person who has no anxiety when performing in public is rare. Last Friday, my 5th grade chorus participated in a choral adjudication. My … Continue reading What are Ways to Handle Performance Anxiety in Student Musicians?