Stress and performance : creating a performance-enhancing environment for orchestral musicians

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dc.contributor.advisor Atherton, Leonard en_US Heinzle, Richard en_US 2011-06-03T19:26:36Z 2011-06-03T19:26:36Z 2001 en_US 2001
dc.identifier LD2489.Z62 2001 .H45 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the present research was to provide ideas for positive stress management in the orchestra world to help achieve high-level performances. The author developed the Orchestral Performance and Stress Survey and distributed it to 230 musicians of three orchestras that comprised full-time and part-time professional as well as community orchestra musicians. The survey sought to identify stress-causing and performance-enhancing factors in the orchestra environment. Questions on the musicians' background allowed for comparisons to identify groups with particular needs. Results show that musical training often does not include stress management training. Playing-related injuries are common. Two-thirds of full-time musicians who responded have suffered injuries that forced them to stop playing for more than one week. On average, musicians reported that stress neither detracts from, nor enhances performances. The most stressful concert types were classical concerts. Highly critical audiences are the most stressful. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship School of Music
dc.format.extent vi, 101 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Performance anxiety. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Musicians -- Job stress. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Stress management. en_US
dc.title Stress and performance : creating a performance-enhancing environment for orchestral musicians en_US Thesis (D.A.) en_US
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