MUSIC 617 - Introduction to the Alexander Technique

Overview

Course Title

Introduction to the Alexander Technique

Description

The principles and concepts of the Alexander Technique and their relation to playing an instrument and to singing. Students will learn how to reduce and prevent neck, back, and shoulder pain, tendonitis, and repetitive strain injuries that are all common injuries for musicians. Students will also become aware of physical habits of misuse and anxiety that impede performance and will be shown how to transform those habits into improved breathing, moving with greater ease, and allowing for fuller emotional availability and expression.

Typically Offered

Fall, Spring

Academic Career

Graduate

Credits

Minimum Units

1

Maximum Units

1

Academic Progress Units

1

Repeat For Credit

No

Components

Name

Lecture

Hours

3

Course Schedule