The end of the stage fright.

The creation of a tailored warm-up against Stage Fright.

The stage fright has been defined as the experience of persisting, distressful apprehension about and/or actual impairment of, performance skills in a public context, to a degree unwarranted given the individual’s musical aptitude, training, and level of preparation (P. Salmon, 1990).

According to a study by researchers from University of Zaragoza (Spain) Francisco Javier Zarza Alzugaray, Óscar Casanova López and Santos Orejudo Hernández (using a sample of 479 tertiary students of High Degree in music), Music Performance Anxiety (MPA) in musicians who are undergoing training is one of the most relevant aspects in the daily music practice and performance process.

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.

Paulo CoelhoEscritor

What is the purpose of this talk?

The purpose of this presentation is none other than offering the required tools to the listener in order to finally establish a positive predisposition to the musical performance.

Who is this talk for?

This talk is aimed at wind players from all ages. Some of the centres where this course has already put in practice are have been New Mexico State University (United States), Conservatorio Superior de Música de Málaga (Spain), Conservatorio Profesional «Victoria de los Ángeles» de Madrid (Spain) and Escola Profissional de Musica de Espinho (Portugal), among many others.

What is this talk about?

The talk counts with three main sections: 1) Let’s meet our enemy from a closer look. What does Stage Fright mean? Is the Stage Fright “real”? 2) How to face a live performance. Getting ready and useful advice. 3) The moment of truth. The creation of a tailored warm-up against Stage Fright.

Fighting stage fright around the world

"The end of the stage fright" has already been put in practice in many different conservatories and music schools, in Spain, Portugal and United States.

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