Honors Projects


Performance anxiety is a phenomenon that all musicians struggle with at some point in their careers. As someone who has been a victim of performance anxiety throughout my life as a musician, I searched for ways that I could eliminate my own performance anxiety, as well as share information with other musicians on how their performance anxiety could be reduced. After doing my research, I realized that many music teachers do not discuss performance anxiety and ways that it can be reduced when teaching their students. I propose that music teachers discuss performance anxiety and performance anxiety reducing techniques with their students on a daily basis as a preventative measure, rather than a corrective measure.


Music Education

First Advisor

Conor Nelson

First Advisor Department

Music Performance Studies

Second Advisor

Ken Thompson

Second Advisor Department

Music Education

Publication Date

Spring 2014