Evansville holds workshop presented by performance psychologist

The University of Evansville recently held a workshops presented by performance psychologist Noa Kageyama. | shutterstock
The University of Evansville recently held a workshop presented by Noa Kageyama, a performance psychologist.

Topics that were included in the workshop: “Energy: How to beat performance anxiety and play your best when it counts; Focus: How to quiet your inner critic and get into the zone; Courage: How to get past your fears and doubts and perform fearlessly under pressure; Preparation: Practice techniques to help you thrive under pressure.”

The workshop was set up to aid in the education of people to teach them techniques and using sport psychology so they can perform to the level of their abilities while in situations of high pressure. In attendance at the event were Evansville students and community members.

Currently employed by The Juilliard School and the New World Symphony, Kageyama is a conservatory-trained violinist with degrees from Juilliard and Oberlin. He has expert knowledge on performance pressure during his time performing on stage since the age of two. Having performed in the orchestra and at international competitions, he knows what it takes to overcome performance pressure.

Four different sessions were held in Wheeler Concert Hall on Oct. 14; they were free and open to the public.

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University of Evansville 1800 Lincoln Ave Evansville, IN 47714

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