Musical performance anxiety in singers

Gleidy Vannesa Espitia Rojas, Flávia de Lima Osório, Maria Yuka de Almeida Prado, Fernanda Onofre, Lílian Aguiar-Ricz

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Musical performance anxiety (MPA), despite being inherent to the musicians' career, can be characterised as an anxiety disorder depending on its intensity and impact on their performance and mental health. Considering that singers use their voice as a work instrument, anxiety control is essential for achieving balance between aesthetics of singing and efficient use of the vocal production physiology, which will culminate into the quality of performance. The aim of this study is to present a literature review on MPA in singers, their teacher's self-perception and their own in the different phases of their formation. The main signs and symptoms characteristic of MPA and the possible implications to the voice during musical performance, including its treatment, were also addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationArt and Music
Subtitle of host publicationPast, Present and Future Perspectives
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781536141146
ISBN (Print)9781536141139
StatePublished - Jul 11 2018
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities


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