Overcoming stage fright | Linda Apple Monson | TEDxGeorgeMasonU

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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. World Renowned Pianist Linda Apple Monson reveals her past difficulties with stage fright, and how she was able to overcome it. Her discussion is weaved together with some live performances.

Dr. Linda Apple Monson, International Steinway Artist, was honored as the George Mason University 2012 Faculty Member of the Year. An active international concert artist, lecturer, and master class clinician, Dr. Monson has given solo piano recitals, lecture-recitals, and piano master classes throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. An advocate of new music, she has presented numerous solo piano world premieres. Recently named Distinguished Service Professor of Music at George Mason University, Dr. Monson is also a recipient of the George Mason University 2009 Teaching Excellence Award “for exemplary dedication to student learning and commitment to educational excellence.” Dr. Monson was selected for the Fulbright Senior Specialist Roster, in collaboration with the U.S. State Department and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars. A frequent lecture-recitalist at international and national conferences of the College Music Society, Monson’s recent international performances include Nanjing, China; Dublin, Ireland; Oxford, England, Hannover, Germany; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Bangkok, Thailand; Madrid, Spain; and San Jose, Costa Rica.

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