Lecture: Performance Anxiety with Linda Chatterton

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10/26/2010 - 7:00pm


“It Sounded Better at Home!” – Managing Performance Anxiety

The Williams College Department of Music presents Linda Chatterton with a lecture aimed at musicians but certainly helpful to anyone who speaks or performs publicly on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. This free event is open to the public.

Ms. Chatterton has provided the following description of her lecture “‘It sounded better at home!’ How often have you (or your students) said that? Become aware of patterns of thinking that hamper you from performing your best when it counts. Learn self-talk strategies and creative visualization techniques to make performing more fun, rewarding and enjoyable. Learn to channel the physical, mental and emotional energies that performing in front of an audience brings out. Above all, get to the heart of what makes your spirit sing as a musician, and learn how to share that, comfortably and with conviction, with your audience.”

Flutist Linda Chatterton “ushers listeners into a dreamy world buoyed by smooth melody line and radiant timbre,” according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Ms. Chatterton is one of those rare musicians who melds technical prowess with a wondrous musical and communicative gift.  A flutist with an equal flair for the dramatic, lyrical, powerful, or playful, her range of repertoire perfectly reflects the varied facets of her solo, chamber music, or concerto performances.

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