Performance Anxiety Strategies: A Musician's Guide To Managing Stage Fright by Casey McgrathPerformance Anxiety Strategies: A Musician's Guide To Managing Stage Fright by Casey Mcgrath

Performance Anxiety Strategies: A Musician's Guide To Managing Stage Fright

byCasey Mcgrath, Karin S. Hendricks, Tawnya D. Smith

Paperback | October 28, 2016

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Music performance anxiety has long frustrated the artistic community and, while tricks and folk remedies abound, a comprehensive plan to solve this problem has remained elusive. Accomplished violinist Casey McGrath combines her experiences with the research of Karin S. Hendricks and Tawnya D. Smith to provide a resource guide to the most current solutions and therapies, as well as educational applications, for both individual and classroom use.Divided by area of therapeutic interest, Performance Anxiety Strategies presents relevant and noteworthy research and insight into some of the most popular and many lesser-known therapies-including holistic, exposure, cognitive, behavioral, and medicinal treatments. Each chapter also features self-guided activities and exercises, words of wisdom from established performing artists and athletes, and suggestions for music teachers, as well as first-person narratives about the authors' personal journeys with music performance anxiety both onstage and in the classroom.Including a wealth of offerings and approaches, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone who has ever experienced performance anxiety, from the aspiring classical musician to the garage band guitarist.
Casey McGrath holds a doctorate of musical arts in performance and literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master of music from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She serves as concertmaster for the Fox Valley Orchestra and on the music faculty of Joliet Junior College. Karin S. ...
Title:Performance Anxiety Strategies: A Musician's Guide To Managing Stage FrightFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 8.97 × 5.95 × 0.53 inPublished:October 28, 2016Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Chapter One: IntroductionChapter Two: Why Do We Experience MPA?Chapter Three: Cognitive Behavioral TherapiesChapter Four: Exposure TherapyChapter Five: Beta-Blockers and Anti-Anxiety MedicationsChapter Six: Natural and Holistic ApproachesChapter Six Activity: Body AwarenessChapter Seven: Expressive Arts TherapiesChapter Seven Activity: Identifying and Working with Your Inner VoicesChapter Eight: Especially for Teachers-Preventing Music Performance AnxietyChapter Eight Activity: Reducing the Stigma of MPAChapter Nine: Self-Help Books and Other Resources