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Starting with running away from the Julliard Concerto Competition (into what turned out to be the famous Blizzard of ’78! ) Erica Kiesewetter is no stranger to performance anxiety. Over the years she developed her own tools to deal with it stemming from meditation, body-work, psychotherapy, and mostly PERFORMING A LOT!!

 Erica has codified some of her ideas into a workshop called Mind Over Nerves, which she presents at Bard but also at other venues (Round Top Festival Institute and the  NY Youth Symphony  among others).  She also incorporates her wisdom and experience to help her private students and in the various audition classes she teaches.

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