Honors Projects


Music performance anxiety (MPA) impacts musicians of all skill levels, as demonstrated by existing research on both student and professional musicians. Although most musicians experience MPA, it is not formally addressed in music curriculum. This study seeks to evaluate the views and discourse around MPA in the collegiate music community through a survey of 66 college music students, 17 faculty members, and a series of secondary interviews. Through the results of the surveys and interviews, the thoughts on MPA from both the faculty and student perspective will be discussed. Upon reviewing the results of study, possible avenues for addressing MPA in college music curricula will also be discussed.


Honors Program


Music Education

First Advisor

Dr. Daniel Piccolo

First Advisor Department

Music Performance Studies

Second Advisor

Dr. Daniel Maitland

Second Advisor Department


Publication Date

Spring 2-28-2024