This course is an evolutionary workshop that will develop in you an understanding of the basic skills necessary for an actor to give an expressive, realistic and repeatable performance on the stage.  Through active participation in memorized class experimentation, readings, and performance, you will develop a physical, psychological and analytical approach to acting by applying Stanislavski-based methods learned in class.              Together we will explore a variety of exercises to help achieve relaxation, a neutral body position, and a full speaking voice.  We will seek greater self-awareness while discarding self-consciousness; greater vulnerability while learning to trust in ourselves and trust in others; greater openness to all the stimuli of the world around us while embracing the art of collaboration among us; and artistic fearlessness.  We will use all of these as stepping stones to discovering the truth of a moment, a truth about the characters we are playing, or a truth about ourselves.

This course is designed to teach the keyboardist practical and theoretical knowledge of the fundamentals of well-coordinated, injury-preventive technique.  It addresses functional anatomy and biomechanics, keyboard mechanics, general wellness and step-by-step instruction in healthful sound production and music-making through the Lister-Sink Method.

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This course is designed to teach the keyboardist practical and theoretical knowledge of the fundamentals of well-coordinated, injury-preventive technique.  It addresses functional anatomy and biomechanics, keyboard mechanics, general wellness and step-by-step instruction in healthful sound production and music-making through the Lister-Sink Method.

The objectives of this course are as follows:

• to identify and study in depth the injuries that afflict keyboard musicians

• to study the history and present state of the field of Music Medicine

• to study current mainstream medical and complementary approaches to healing

• to learn to research data bases for the latest peer-reviewed studies in performing arts medicine

• to develop a common language between the music and medical worlds

This course is an evolutionary workshop that will develop in you an understanding of the basic skills necessary for an actor to give an expressive, realistic and repeatable performance on the stage.  Through active participation in memorized class experimentation, readings, and performance, you will develop a physical, psychological and analytical approach to acting by applying Stanislavski-based methods learned in class.              Together we will explore a variety of exercises to help achieve relaxation, a neutral body position, and a full speaking voice.  We will seek greater self-awareness while discarding self-consciousness; greater vulnerability while learning to trust in ourselves and trust in others; greater openness to all the stimuli of the world around us while embracing the art of collaboration among us; and artistic fearlessness.  We will use all of these as stepping stones to discovering the truth of a moment, a truth about the characters we are playing, or a truth about ourselves.