Performance anxiety expert and bassist comes to USD

Internationally known double bassist and author Barry Green is coming to the University of South Dakota this October. Green is the author of the Doubleday book The Inner Game of Music, with W. Timothy Gallwey, which deals with musicians reaching their potential in performance and learning which has sold over 250,000 copies worldwide. In clinic sessions Green will explain the psychology of "nerves" and how to overcome them to achieve our true potential. Though focused on music, the presentations will be valuable for anyone involved in public speaking, acting, or related areas. 

Green served as principal bassist of the Cincinnati Symphony for 28 years, and more recently principal bassist of the California Symphony and Sun Valley, ID, Summer Symphony. As former executive director of the International Society of Bassists, he is currently directing a young bassist program for the San Francisco Symphony Education Department, teaches privately and at the U. of Calif. Santa Cruz.  He is also author of seven Inner Game of Music Workbooks published by GIA Music for keyboard, voice, instruments and ensembles.

Green's second book, The Mastery of Music, Ten Pathways to True Artistry was published by Broadway/Doubleday in May 2003. The Mastery of Music is based interviews with over 120 world famous musicians on topics of courage, passion, creativity, discipline, humility etc. Green's most recent book and DVD, 'Bringing Music to Life!' exploring elements of the creativity and inspiration, was published by GIA music in 2009.

All events are free and in Colton Recital Hall, the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts on the USD campus.  Here is the schedule:
• Friday, Oct. 16, 4 to 5 p.m. – Bass Class.
• Saturday, Oct. 17, 1:30  to 3 p.m. – Inner Game of Music.
• Saturday, Oct. 17, 5:30 to 7 p.m. – Bringing Music to Life.
• Sunday, Oct. 18, 2 p.m. – Recital, with Susan Keith Gray, piano.

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