Positive Psychology for Music Professionals: Character Strengths

Positive Psychology for Music Professionals: Character Strengths

Positive Psychology for Music Professionals: Character Strengths

Positive Psychology for Music Professionals: Character Strengths

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Overview

Positive Psychology for Music Professionals is a guidebook to the building blocks of positive psychology and character strengths, and the ways in which they can be used by music professionals throughout the industry to empower, celebrate, and leverage individuality.

Written in a highly accessible and entertaining tone – and based on the science of character pioneered by the VIA Institute – this book is designed to introduce the language, themes, and concepts of a strength-based approach to working in the music industry. Targeted exercises, self-reflections, interviews, and profession-specific case studies encourage readers to harness the power of their strengths to shift to an open mindset, create more positive working relationships, and improve institutions within their field.

Positive Psychology for Music Professionals is essential reading for music professionals of all kinds, including aspiring and established musicians, students, music producers, educators, and managers in all sectors of the industry.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781032212746
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/23/2023
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.19(h) x (d)

About the Author

Raina Murnak is an assistant professor and director of Contemporary Voice and Performance Artistry and Program Director of the MA in popular music pedagogy at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. She’s a thought leader on stage presence, voice, movement, and strength-centered pedagogies.

Nancy Kirsner PhD, TEP, OTR has been in private practice, teaching, and consulting for 45 years. A certified positive psychologist, she writes about translating positive psychology into action methods. Nancy is co-author of "Positive Psychology and Psychodrama" in Action Explorations: Using Psychodramatic Methods in Non-Therapeutic Settings (2019).

Table of Contents

1. Opening Act 2. First Set: Aware – Your 24 Character Strengths 3. Second Set: Explore Virtue Categories and Music Professions 4. Last Set: Apply Strengths in Action

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