Notes from the Green Room: Coping with Stress and Anxiety in Musical Performance / Edition 1by Paul G. Salmon, Robert G. Meyer
Pub. Date: 07/14/1998
Essential Reading for Performers at Any Level"Notes from the Green Room is a welcome and unique addition to the literature on performance anxiety for both musicians and clinicians. Educational and practical, it will inspire a variety of possible therapeutic approaches."'Alice G. Brandfonbrener, M.D., Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago"These talented and… See more details below
Essential Reading for Performers at Any Level"Notes from the Green Room is a welcome and unique addition to the literature on performance anxiety for both musicians and clinicians. Educational and practical, it will inspire a variety of possible therapeutic approaches."'Alice G. Brandfonbrener, M.D., Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago"These talented and knowledgeable authors offer musicians a very clear description of the mechanisms involved in performance anxiety and suggest concrete ideas for channeling the negative aspects of anxiety into a positive force. Especially effective are the case histories offering real life examples of musicians dealing with the stresses and strains of performance. This should be required reading for all musicians!"? Gail J. Berenson, professor of piano, Chair Keyboard Division, Ohio University School of Music"A superb job? beyond the notably obvious beneficial implications built into this book for musicians, the authors have compiled a thorough and comprehensive treatise which deals with every facet of anxiety and stress management for performers, regardless of their discipline . . . this work should be obligatory reading."- Lee Bash, chair, Department of Fine & Performing Arts, Bellarmine College and director, Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts"Notes from the Green Room is a superb study of musical performance anxiety. Beginning students, seasoned performers, and teachers can all benefit from the practical help it provides. It will certainly become required reading for all my students."- James Kibbie, University of Michigan School of Music
Table of Contents
1. The Performer.
2. The Psychology of Coping with Performance Stress.
3. The Whole Performer.
4. Stress and Performing.
5. The Nature of Anxiety.
6. Getting Help for Stress and Anxiety.
7. The Cognitive Side of Performing.
8. Basic Stress Management Skills.
9. Anxiety and Stress in Perspective.
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