This summer right here in UW School of Music’s Humanities Building, the College Music Society will be hosting a special professional development workshop on integrating mind and body: Your Body is your Strad (June 1-6, 2012). Using the Feldenkrais Method, Professor Uri Vardi from UW-Madison and other internationally acclaimed faculty will explore the integration of mind, body, and movement in instrumental performance.
This intensive 6-day workshop open to all instrumentalists is part of the June 1-16, 2012 National Cello Institute, which will delve more deeply into matters of body awareness and cello technique.
Both of these workshops promise creative and effective methods for practicing, teaching, and performing, with workshops on injury prevention and improvisation. For more information, visit Your Body is Your Strad.
To see the Feldenkrais Method for Musicians in action, check out this video from a 2010 workshop: