Muzikos atlikimo patirties ir lyties sÄ…sajos su atlikimo nerimu

June 2012
Musicology of Lithuania / Lietuvos muzikologija;2012, Issue 13, p22
Academic Journal
The article deals with music performance experience and gender links with performance anxiety taking into consideration the following factors: the audience, various music performance activities, plans for future performance, self-evaluation of oneself as a performer and average grades. In the study, 112 professional music performers (76 pianists and 36 chorus conductors) took part. The data were collected employing Spielberger Stait-Trait Anxiety Inventory, Kenny Music Performance Anxiety Inventory and a questionnaire. Analysis of the data demonstrated links between music performance anxiety and the anxiety present in different audiences, with music performance activities, self-evaluation of oneself as a performer, and average grades. Analysis showed that the respondents who are going to embark of the career of a professional performer experience less anxiety than those who do not plan to perform in the future or have not decided yet. No differences were seen between the music performance anxiety experienced by pianists and choir conductors. It was established that music performance anxiety is not linked with the number of years of studying music and the performer's age but a statistically significant negative link between music performance anxiety and concert experience was discovered. The research results demonstrate that female performers feel greater anxiety than their male counterparts.


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