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This overview of mindfulness begins with a basic history of the practice and filters chronologically to the application of mindfulness in the lives of modern musicians. From its origins in ancient India to its acceptance into Western culture and its eventual use in clinical, professional, and educational settings, this paper touches briefly on the story of mindfulness as it developed through time. The main questions addressed within are: What is mindfulness? Where does it come from? What use does it have? What fields of Western professional culture have adopted it so far and to what extent? and How can it be used to benefit modern musicians?


Music Education


Music Education

First Advisor

Dr. Lisa Martin

First Advisor Department

Music Education

Second Advisor

Mr. Kevin Schempf

Second Advisor Department

Music Performance Studies

Publication Date

Spring 4-29-2018