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Mastering the Art of Performance: A Primer for Musicians

Stewart Gordon

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195177435
eISBN:
9780199864690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177435.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This book offers advice for all performers to achieve performance mastery. It defines performance in the broadest terms as being applicable to many life situations and challenges in many professions. ... More


Defining music performance anxiety

Dianna T. Kenny

in The Psychology of Music Performance Anxiety

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199586141
eISBN:
9780191731129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586141.003.0027
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter attempts to define music performance anxiety, recognizing that the accurate naming of a phenomenon is a first and essential step in its analysis and eventual understanding. To date, ... More


Managing Stage Fright

Stewart Gordon

in Mastering the Art of Performance: A Primer for Musicians

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195177435
eISBN:
9780199864690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177435.003.10
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter explains techniques for dealing with pre-performance anxiety, or stage fright. They include defining residual tension, the use of diversion, the value of dress rehearsals, playing it to ... More


Stage Fright (1950)

John Billheimer

in Hitchcock and the Censors

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177427
eISBN:
9780813177441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177427.003.0021
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Stage Fright was the first picture Hitchcock produced under his new contract with Warner Bros. Filmed in England, it featured lyrics by Cole Porter, Marlene Dietrich as a femme fatale, and a ... More


Managing Performance Anxiety

Andreas C. Lehmann, John A. Sloboda, and Robert H. Woody

in Psychology for Musicians: Understanding and Acquiring the Skills

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195146103
eISBN:
9780199851164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146103.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter discusses performance anxiety or “stage fright,” which is a serious problem for a lot of musicians and often has its roots in an individual's early experiences in coping with stress and ... More


Performer

Malcolm Gillies, David Pear, and Mark Carroll

in Self-Portrait of Percy Grainger

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195305371
eISBN:
9780199863624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305371.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter provides quotations that illustrate Grainger's 1926 tour around Australia and how this was a great year for him. Memories of this tour contrast strongly with those of much of the rest of ... More


Extras from the Experts

Donald George and Lucy Mauro

in Master Singers: Advice from the Stage

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199324170
eISBN:
9780199397280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324170.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

In this chapter, the artists offer their suggestions for staying vocally healthy and fit, dealing with nerves and performance anxiety, and singing through illness. They also present some final ... More


Is There a Cure for Performance Anxiety?

Richard Miller

in On the Art of Singing

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195098259
eISBN:
9780190268374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195098259.003.0063
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter considers the reasons for a singer's performance anxiety and the ways to address it. Much has been written recently about performance anxiety, also known as “stage fright.” Certainly ... More


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