Mindfulness and Meditation

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Meditation, Mindfulness, and Musicians, Part Two: An Interview with Dr. Anne-Marie Cherry
June 27, 2019

Dr. Anne-Marie Cherry — newly appointed assistant professor of horn at Columbus State University — is one of my favorite people to talk to. She is both passionate and insightful about so many different topics and ideas and I admire her greatly. Despite overlapping in our studies at neighboring schools Colburn and USC, we only met for the first time this spring in Miami. Staying at the same hotel and carpooling to rehearsals across southern Florida for a week gave us many opportunities to chat about the horn, ranching, LA, and of course, meditation — to which Anne-Marie has dedicated some of her research. I’m excited to share this interview with you. Newbie, novice, and professionals alike — there are some great ideas here we could all benefit from. Click to read more…


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Meditation, Mindfulness, and Musicians
April 23, 2019

As someone who has long held the idea of meditation being a boring and uncomfortable exercise of torture for people with brains wired much differently than mine, I get it. But I was wrong. And it might be time for you to give it another look too. Over the next few months, I’ll be publishing a series of articles and interviews on the topic of mindfulness and meditation as it relates to musicians and how you can (and should!) use meditation to help prepare for auditions, performances, and whatever else you have coming up in life… Click to read more

Meditation, Mindfulness, and Musicians, Part Two: An Interview with Dr. Anne-Marie Cherry
June 27, 2019