Performance practice

Performance anxiety

“There is no anxiety in the present. Anxiety is either in the past, worrying about what was just played, or in the future, worrying about what you are about to play. Nothing can be done about either! Don’t judge or evaluate while you’re performing.”

— Charles Schlueter, principal trumpet with the Boston Symphony.

Cited in: Green, Barry (2003) The Mastery of Music: Ten Pathways to True Artistry. New York: Broadway Books, pp. 3-4.

By Greg

Australian composer and pianist