The Healthy Musician: Dealing with Nerves & Performance Anxiety

Do you feel like you can't control your thoughts in the middle of a concert? Do you lack confidence in your playing? Do you ever experience dry mouth, sweaty palms, or butterflies? Do you have a student that has trouble performing?

If you even considered answering "yes" to any of these questions, you should check out this video! As a collegiate tennis player and professional musician, Annie Bosler, will give you options for coping with and overcoming performance anxiety in the music world from an athlete's perspective. You will see survey results of how top professional horn players deal with performance anxiety, receive a list of pertinent "performance friendly" books, and be guided through meditation and centering exercises for musicians.

Recommended: Download this Handout to Use with Lecture.