Stage Presence from Head to Toe: A Manual for Musicians

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Scarecrow Press, 2003 - Music - 109 pages
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Stage Presence from Head to Toe is the only resource of its kind-a practical, authoritative guide to accepted practices of stage presence for performing musicians. It answers the basic questions every musician has about a performance: how to prepare, how to dress, how to walk out on stage, how to bow, how to look confident and put your audience at ease, how to interact with other musicians on stage and with backstage personnel. Hagberg discusses the specific needs of soloists and small and large ensembles, both instrumental and vocal. Includes illustrations, several helpful checklists and a comprehensive bibliography. It offers invaluable information on: *Conducting *Competitions and auditions *Non-performing personnel *Stage furnishings and equipment *Maintenance of the musician's well-being on the day of the concert *Teaching of stage presence to students This book should appear on the shelves of all musicians, professionals, amateurs, students, and teachers. Teachers at the conservatory, high school, or elementary level can use this book as the reference handbook on stage presence in a variety of situations. It is the only existing textbook for supplementary coursework on this too-often neglected topic.
 

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Contents

Stage Presence
1
The Soloist
7
The Page Turner
27
The Small Ensemble No Conductor
31
The Large Vocal Ensemble
39
The Orchestra
47
The Conductor as Leader
65
On the Day of the Concert
71
The Stage and Its Furnishings
75
Nonperforming Personnel
81
Auditions and Competitions
87
How to Teach Stage Presence
95
Bibliography
103
Index
107
About the Author
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Karen Hagberg is a consultant and workshop presenter on stage presence for soloists, ensembles, teachers, and students. Her prize-winning piano students have performed around the United States, in Europe, and in Japan. Dr. Hagberg is author of numerous articles on piano pedagogy and contributor to Grove's Dictionary of Opera and Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians.

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