Stage fright in orchestral musicians: a study of cognitive and behavioural strategies in performance anxiety.

@article{Steptoe1987StageFI,
  title={Stage fright in orchestral musicians: a study of cognitive and behavioural strategies in performance anxiety.},
  author={Andrew Steptoe and Helen Fidler},
  journal={British journal of psychology},
  year={1987},
  volume={78 ( Pt 2)},
  pages={
          241-9
        }
}
A questionnaire study was carried out with three groups of musicians: experienced professional orchestral players (n=65), music students (n=41), and members of an amateur orchestra (n=40). Musical performance anxiety was assessed together with neuroticism, everyday fears, self-statements and behavioural coping strategies. Performance anxiety was lowest in the professional group and highest among students. In all three groups, performance anxiety was related to neuroticism and everyday fears… CONTINUE READING
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