Understanding & Addressing Performance Anxiety

NEC: Eben Jordan Ensemble Room | Directions

255 St. Botolph St.
Boston, MA
United States


Samata Sharma, MD                                               Mark W. Lee
Director, Neuropsychiatry                                     
Chair, Voice Department
Performing Artist Clinic                                          School of Continuing Education
Brigham & Women’s Hospital                               New England Conservatory

Do you remember a performance that lacked energy and drive? That overwhelmed you and made you anxious? Or where everything went perfectly and just seemed to "flow"? All of these experiences relate to the same physiological systems of the body--Systems which regulate our energy, muscle tension and focus levels, and that help us find an optimum performance experience--What we often call the “Zone”.

Join us for an evening exploration of the neurological systems behind Performance Anxiety, how they function, and concrete strategies for bringing them into greater balance.