The students are working hard here at IMIF! These are some of the highlights from day 3!
Rey, William, and Edmund rehearsing their ensemble piece!
Marcos working on his solo repertoire!
Allie and Leigha rehearsing their exciting four hand piano part!
Angela taking time to practice before rehearsal!
We are delighted to have a very special guest back with us this year! Elyssa Smith is a professional performance psychologist. She works to help athletes, speakers and musicians improve their performance abilities and overcome fear/anxiety about performing. IMIF students and faculty were treated to a special presentation yesterday by Elyssa!
Elyssa focused on how our mental thoughts can effect our performance. She explained which tools for thinking and preparation can help us as musicians improve how we perform, and how we view our performances. This will definitely come in handy for the performances later this week!
Stay tuned for more daily updates!
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