The interdisciplinary Riverside Performing Arts Medicine team, consisting of a conductor, physician, physical therapy assistant, and psychologist, developed strategies to reduce musician performance anxiety with the goal of increasing the level of creative performance and member satisfaction. An intervention based on research and theory in medicine and psychology is described in this paper. While only a single-group pre-test post-test research design was possible, this theory-based intervention led to positive reactions and provides useful tools for music ensembles to incorporate into their repertoires.
Reimer, Mark U.; Catanzaro, Diane; and Gharbo, Raouf
"An Intervention to Promote Mind-Body Awareness in a University Wind Ensemble,"
Visions of Research in Music Education: Vol. 30, Article 6.
Available at: https://opencommons.uconn.edu/vrme/vol30/iss1/6