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December, 20, 2017
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


Meeting Room W186


Miranda George

Miranda George

Antidotes for Performance Anxiety: Teaching Confidence

Clinic Synopsis:

This clinic aims to provide awareness of the psychological and sociological factors that play a role in performance anxiety. Attendees will be provided with short term and long term physical and cognitive strategies to help foster confident performance in themselves and/or their students. Additionally, environmental strategies will aid in helping performers move through the disruptive symptoms of performance anxiety in large ensembles.

Miranda George - Biographical Information

Miranda George has been a freelance trumpet player and teacher in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for more than 15 years. Her performance experience has allowed her the opportunity to share the stage with world renowned artists such as Andre Watts, Sylvia McNair, Leonard Slatkin, John Clayton, Frank Greene, Wayne Bergeron, Allen Vizutti, Bobby Shew, Terell Stafford, and Dennis DiBlasio. She has also performed alongside members of the Dallas and Fort Worth symphonies, the Dallas Winds, and Dallas Opera orchestras. She most recently played several performances in Ft. worth, TX and Tulsa, OK in the national tour of 42nd St. Miranda George is the founder of the Denton Trumpet 5. Miranda George earned her doctorate at the University of North Texas, where she was a member of the seven-time Grammy nominated One O'Clock Lab Band. Prior to her doctoral study at the UNT, she received her Master of Music degree from Indiana University and her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. Miranda George is an active writer and lecturer on the topic of performance anxiety in musicians, having published 45 articles on the topic in her blog, "Miranda Writes About Trumpet" She recently presented a clinic entitled, "Antidotes for Performance Anxiety: Teaching Confidence" for the 2017 Texas Music Educators Association Convention. In addition to her career as a trumpet performer and teacher, Miranda George is a vocalist and voice teacher. She has worked for several churches in the DFW area as a soloist and choral conductor.