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"If we broaden our perspective, we realize it doesn't really matter if a chord is out of tune or someone needs to miss a rehearsal to visit the doctor."
Dr. Jaclyn Normandie is the author of the book The Mindful Musician: Finding a Healthy Balance. As I am reading this book, I am inspired by her philosophies and her strong approach to challenging the traditions of our field. I was thrilled when Jaclyn agreed to speak with me and share her philosophies on a people-first approach, which begins with having a people-first approach with ourselves.
Jaclyn is well-studied in world religions, yoga practice, mindfulness, meditation, as well as the field of choral music. Through this episode, we challenge teachers and conductors to release many of the traditional cult-like attitudes musicians have, and begin finding our self-worth more intrinsically, and finding ways outside of the classroom to "fill your cup."
How do traditions surrounding the practice of ensemble music affect your self-worth as a musician, conductor, and teacher? How do you want to see it change? Join the conversation.
Let us know your thoughts on Instagram and Facebook (@choralconnectivitypodcast), through the contact form on the website (choralconnectivity.com) or through my email (firstname.lastname@example.org). I want to hear from you!