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Alexander Technique Workshop

UNI School of Music presents

Alexander Technique for Musicians

A one-day introductory workshop with guest teacher and UNI alum

JAY FOOTE

July 14, 2021
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Russell Hall, UNI School of Music

Students will learn fundamental principles of the Alexander Technique during this one-day workshop, a proven method for improving awareness during performance. The Alexander Technique also helps prevent tension and pain by developing greater poise, confidence, and a stronger mind-body connection. Everyone will participate in simple awareness and movement activities, learn about positions of mechanical advantage, and apply Alexander's principles to their individual performance areas. Everyone is encouraged to bring their instruments (or voice), and participants should prepare to sing or play a short warm-up or excerpt. Three pre-selected students will perform during the last hour and be coached individually in a master-class setting. Observers can ask questions, participate in discussions, and explore the techniques demonstrated in the workshop.

If you are interested in performing on the master class portion, please contact Dr. Bullard and indicate your interest in the registration form. 

Hour 1: Intro to Alexander Principles
Hour 2: Application work – group activities
Hour 3: Application work – master class

REGISTRATION:
UNI Students $20.00
General: $30.00

Please wear comfortable clothing that you can move in, socks (no bare feet please) for when shoes need to be removed, and bring a yoga or other exercise mat and 2-3 paperback books for floor work. 

Jay Foote will also be available for individual Alexander Technique lessons at a special rate of $40 (30 minute lesson) for workshop participants, on July 14, 15, and 16. Times will be available each day in the afternoon from 2-5 PM. Additional times may be available by special request. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Bullard for more information and to reserve a time.

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Complete the form below to register for the workshop. 

 
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Please note: participation is not guaranteed and participants will be selected on the basis of when applications are received and with a goal of having diverse representation of instrumentalists/vocalists on the class.

Questions? Please contact Dr. Bullard at julia.bullard@uni.edu.