“Beyond Performance Anxiety” Dialogue

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 11am
Messinger Hall, Room One, 10 Gibbs Street

R.S.V.P.s preferred. Please call (585) 274-1400 or email community@esm.rochester.edu

Cost: FREE!

This Dialogue is open to the Eastman/Rochester Community at large.  The event will be facilitated by Grace Harlow Klein, a Person-Centered Psychotherapist, and harpsichordist Josephine Gaeffke, director of the Summer Baroque Ensemble and author of “Overcoming Stage Terror by Being Terrified,” which will appear in the next edition of the Person-Centered Journal.

Participants will learn that performance anxiety has a psychological basis and is not caused by lack of preparation or lack of ability.  Myths surrounding anxiety will be exposed and the group will explore the thoughts and feelings that fuel performance anxiety.  The outcome is a centered place within from which music can flow. 

This Dialogue will introduce techniques to be further explored in the Summer@Eastman workshop “Beyond Performance Anxiety” (July 5-7), which will allow participants to apply these techniques to their individual situation with the support of the group and the facilitators.  The outcome will begin the process of permanent change.