Many of us experience nervousness before performing activities in front of an audience, and musicians no less; it is important to understand it and build the tools you need to manage and overcome your anxiety.
My guest today is Mark Kleyn, the Conservatory Coordinator for the UNB Centre of Musical Arts. He’s offering a four-week workshop on Understanding Performance Anxiety for Musicians to help performers learn more about how to identify, understand and ultimately cope with difficulties related to the performance of their art for others. We discuss some of the signs and symptoms of anxiety, who would benefit from this workshop, and some of the ways he wants to help people interpret their own issues and redirect nervous energy.
The Understanding Performance Anxiety workshop is offered at UNB through the music conservancy, and runs on Monday nights starting on March 11. You must register for the course before March 8, and there is a $99 (+HST) fee for the course. To register, visit the CEL workshop page or contact Mark Kleyn directly via email (conserv [at] unb [dot] ca) or phone (405-458-7259).