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Performance Anxiety

Posted on December 29, 2008 at 10:50am 2 Comments

This BLOG is about performance anxiety. I invite you to post your stories about your experiences before performances, either as conductor or as performer.



When conducting a church choir in St. Petersburg, Florida, I frequently dreamed on Saturday nights about choir members not showing up for singing in the choir for morning services on Sunday mornings. These dreams were certainly unfounded because singers always showed up, however, since I am not a singer and never had been a singer,… Continue

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At 11:19am on October 15, 2008, Julian M. Young said…
Our city is building a Performing Arts Center as part of our downtown revitalization efforts within the next few years. As founder/director of the FLorence Men's Choral Society, I would like our city to host an East Coast All Male Chorus Festival at this new facility. The new Performing Arts Center will be run by Francis Marion University and the City of Florence, SC.

Would you be interested in having a conversation about my vision for this festival? Please call me at 843-661-4659 (W) or at 843-662-8303 (H). My email is jyoung@fmarion.edu. Thanks. Julian Young
 
 
 

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