Dr Margaret Osborne On Performance Anxiety Strategies. Podcast Now Available.


8 Things To Give Up… And Not One Of Them Is Music

Dr Margaret Osborne, Registered Psychologist, Rehabilitation Counsellor, and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

About this talk:
Music affords many benefits for our mental health and wellbeing. In a cruel twist of fate, the act of performing music can be so distressing that it is endured with dread and fear, and in extreme cases, leads some to avoid performing altogether.

In this seminar Margaret will integrate a performance case study with clarinetist Paul Dean to discuss the eight common triggers to music performance anxiety. She’ll show how musicians at all levels, from young learners in the precious formative years of their musical life to those who take the stage at a violin concerto, might be able to give up these triggers to invite more musical performance, and thus wellbeing, into our lives.

Listen to the podcast here.

Part of Music on the Mind. A series of free talks exploring the relationship between music and the human brain and the related links to social wellbeing, participation, learning and development and the role of music in our contemporary communities.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and the Music, Mind and Wellbeing initiative at The University of Melbourne.