Genuine Stage Presence

By Madeline Bruser (This article was originally published in February, 2013.) I once attended a clarinet master class taught by Richard Stoltzman at the Manhattan School of Music. The audience had just filled the 400-seat hall when Mr. Stoltzman appeared onstage...

Handling Your Vulnerability as an Artist

Dear subscribers to Fearless Performing e-zine, I’m delighted to share again Nora Krohn’s article “Handling Your Vulnerability as an Artist,” first published in Fearless Performing E-zine in August 2014. Nora is currently completing her first...

Balancing Masculine and Feminine Approaches to Confidence

By Madeline Bruser (This article was originally published February 25, 2014.) Psychologists have recently been studying what makes high-level musicians excel and have discovered that it has something to do with “mindful” or “deliberate” practicing for just a few hours...