Most musicians feel some sort of pre-performance jitters. But what happens when it goes beyond nervousness and becomes Performance Anxiety? Is there any way to save a performing career when it strikes? Join musician and teacher, Christine Smith, as she shares 5 principles she's learned over the years to help manage the symptoms of performance anxiety.
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Musicians vs Auditions Part 3: How to Make a Living in an Orchestra
Do you have what it takes to be a professional orchestral musician? In part 3 of our Musicians vs Auditions series, Christine talks with Madelyn and Brian Blanchard, both orchestral horn players. They share their expertise on choosing a college, auditioning, and navigating through the ups and downs of professional orchestral life.
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Musicians vs Auditions: Part 2 - Does Repertoire Matter?
Does repertoire choice really matter when it comes to high-pressure auditions? Could it be possible that playing a famous standard could actually hurt your chances of winning an audition? In the second part of our Musicians vs Auditions series, Christine finishes her interview with Dr. Scott Holden from Brigham Young University. They discuss repertoire choices, teaching strategies, and give final words of advice and encouragement to anyone preparing to play in a high-pressure audition.
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Musicians vs Auditions: Part 1 - How to Win an Audition
Auditions! A word that causes anxiety in even the most seasoned performer! In this episode we speak with concert pianist, Dr. Scott Holden, and learn his tips for impressing judges and giving a successful performance in a high-pressure audition.
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Musicians vs The World explores the lives, opportunities and challenges of musicians throughout the world. This podcast explores the day-to-day issues musicians face. We'll talk about everything from the business of music (auditions, money management, copyrights, education) to the personal (physical and emotional health, family dynamics, and burnout). With entertaining guests, this podcast is for professional, amateur, and future musicians alike! Come join the conversation!