Inspiration from Brené Brownhttps://www.jeffrolka.com/wp-content/themes/osmosis/images/empty/thumbnail.jpg 150 150 jtrolka jtrolka https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/6d70168ab1fa7b1c8820f342734ec49c?s=96&d=retro&r=g
I have recommended this Tedx talk many times and when I thought about including it here I ended up watching it three times! This talk is of particular importance to us as singers because of the importance of authenticity in our work. When standing on stage, it is very apparent when we’re not committed to the music that we’re singing. Furthermore, that lack of commitment presents additional difficulties in our vocal technique. Our intentions, or lack thereof, are intertwined with our ability to sing well. Our ability to allow ourselves to be vulnerable, empowers our authenticity; what courage that takes when stepping out onto a stage! I use the word stage here to mean any public display, for some it’s Carnegie Hall, for others it’s the family dinner table, both are performances. Ironic that one should wonder why performance anxiety (commonly called stage fright) exists. It would be more accurate to wonder why it doesn’t exist in a given individual given the notion that to provide the authenticity required of us we open our hearts and display our most vulnerable side.