Music Talks with Megumi Masaki

January 29, 2016 in by mwhiteside

Event Details

St Andrews New Music Week

Training Musicians as Athletes for Optimal Performance and Well-Being.

Performance anxiety presents a debilitating occupational hazard that is common to musicians and athletes. Music psychology normally regards it as a disorder, whereas the sport psychological perspective argues that a certain amount of performance anxiety can actually enhance performance. Drawing on her work with the German Olympic team, Megumi Masaki considers the similarities between sports and music performance, introducing how multi-dimensional models of sports performance anxiety can be applicable in music.

Admission: FREE with tea/coffee and scones.