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Yoga and Saxophone Performance: The Integration of Two Disciplines

Abstract The integration of yoga into the music curriculum has the potential of offering many immediate and life-long benefits to musicians. Yoga can help address issues such as performance anxiety and musculoskeletal problems, and enhance focus and awareness during musical practice and performance. Although the philosophy of yoga has many similarities to the process of learning a musical instrument, the benefits of yoga for musicians is a topic that has gained attention only recently. This document explores several ways in which the practice and philosophy of yoga can be fused with saxophone pedagogy as one way to prepare students for a healthy and successful musical career. A six-week study at Arizona State University was conducted to observe the ... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Adams, Allison Dromgold (Author) / Norton, Kay (Advisor) / Hill, Gary (Committee member) / Mcallister, Timothy (Committee member) / Micklich, Albie (Committee member) / Standley, Eileen (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Performing arts education / Performing arts / injury prevention / mind-body awareness / music / performance / saxophone / yoga
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 177 pages
Language English
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Note D.M.A. Music 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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