Feb 20, 2017
Learn some hacks that will result in increased mental clarity and
better musical work with Spencer Jones, choral director and founder
of of Jonesin’ to Get Fit.
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3 Key Takeaways:
- Schedule it
- Lay it out in front of you on tools like a day planner or
- Year-at-a-glance calendars are perfect for zooming out and
seeing what’s coming up.
- Make a daily to-do list as a way to get everything out of
your head. Feels great to cross it off!
- Prep - Did you adequately
prepare yourself and your group for the event? Sometimes we just
can’t be as prepared as we’d like, but you get as close as you can
- Looking over your calendar to see what’s coming up and making
sure everything is in place. Just like a good sight-reader looks a
measure or two ahead, so do you.
- Adequate score study
- Prepping non-musical things (Give away the menial tasks through
- GIve away things that don’t need you, such as...
- taking attendance
- uniform organization
- social media
- team activities
- Breathe (Find me time) - We get
so wrapped up in the anticipation of the event that we can get a
little (or a lot) crazy. Take a step back, know that you’re
doing what you can, and breathe. It could be as simple as 3
minutes to clear your mind or as much as a weekend of not thinking
and worrying about it.
- Enjoy the Performance - You did
as much as you could in the time you had. Now stop fretting
over it and enjoy it. As Constantin Stanislavski said “The
rehearsal is the work, the performance is the relaxation.”
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- Sometimes our frustration with our choir comes from our
own lack of preparation.
- GIve away menial tasks, like taking attendance, to
- You’ve worked hard! Take time to enjoy the performance.