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Author Nagel, Julie Jaffee, author.

Title Managing stage fright : a guide for musicians and music teachers / Julie Jaffee Nagel.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  781.4311 NAG    DUE 12-26-19
Description xxix, 200 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Musicians Music teachers lcdgt
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-188) and index.
Contents Stage fright: what is it? -- Delving deeper into stage fright -- The A B Cs of stage fright -- Symptoms : elimination vs. management -- Conflict : a paradox -- The emotional fuel behind stage fright -- Defending against anxiety -- Learning theory and behavior modification -- Cognitive behavior therapy, rational emotive therapy and letter B -- Performance anxiety begins in the nursery -- A "virtual" recital : a synthesis -- Recapitulation and finale -- Da Capo : back to the beginning.
Summary Why is it that well-prepared, talented, hardworking, and intelligent performers find their performance and self-esteem undermined by the fear of memory slips, technique failures, and public humiliation? In Managing Stage Fright: A Guide for Musicians and Music Teachers, author Julie Jaffee Nagel unravels these mysteries, taking the reader on an intensive backstage tour of the anxious performer's emotions to explain why stage fright happens and what performers can do to increase their comfort in the glare of the spotlight. Examining the topic from her interdisciplinary educational, theoretical, clinical, and personal perspectives, Nagel uses the music teacher/student relationship as a model for understanding the performance anxiety that affects musicians and non-musicians alike. Shedding new light on how the performer's emotional life is connected to every other facet of their life, Managing Stage Fright encourages a deeper understanding of anxiety when performing. The guide offers strategies for achieving performance confidence, emphasizing the relevance of mental health in teaching and performing. Through the practices of self-awareness outlined in the book, Nagel demonstrates that it is possible and desirable for teachers to assist students in developing the coping skills and attitudes that will allow them to not feel overwhelmed and powerless when they experience strong anxiety. Each chapter contains insights that help teachers recognize the symptoms-obvious, subtle, and puzzling-of the emotional grip of stage fright, while offering practical guidelines that empower teachers to empower their students. [Publisher description].
Subject Music -- Performance -- Psychological aspects.
Stage fright.
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