Vanessa Cornett
Vanessa Cornett

June 17-21, 2019

 

"Contemplative practices in music education" (1 credit course)

University of St. Thomas

Graduate Programs in Music Education

May 16-30, 2019

 

"Performance anxiety management / Performans kaygı yönetimi" and "Music education opportunities in the U.S. / A.B.D.’de müzik eğitimi fırsatları"

Faculty residency and cultural exchange

Ankara, Aksaray, Diyarbakir, and Antalya

Turkey

 

Gazi Üniversitesi

Hacettepe Üniversitesi

Dicle Üniversitesi

Akdeniz Üniversitesi

Diyarbakır Fine Arts High School

Ankara Fine Arts High School

Ankara Müzik ve Güzel Sanatlar Üniversitesi

April 6, 2019

 

"Mindful living: Music as meditation"

Humanists of Minnesota

Edina, MN

March 16, 2019

 

"Practice strategies for performance anxiety management"

MTNA National Conference

Spokane

March 5, 2019

 

"Art and music as contemplative experiences" with Dr. Craig Eliason

noonartsound

University of St. Thomas

St. Paul

October 11, 2018

 

Panel: "Musician Wellness Education: The 5 Ws and 1 H" with G. Berenson, L. Cockey, W. Dawson, R. Gates, H. Malyuk, and L. Svard

CMS National Conference

Vancouver

September 28-29, 2018

 

piano pedagogy conference clinician

Crane School of Music

SUNY Potsdam

August 3, 2018

 

"Nailing Jell-O to a Tree: Centering the Distracted Student"

National Group Piano / Piano Pedagogy Forum

Oberlin College

June 28-30, 2018

 

"What Can Pianists Learn from Athletes?"

International Conference on Piano Teaching

European Conference on Social and Behavioral Sciences

Odessa Music School of Stolyarsky

Odessa, Ukraine 

June 13, 2018

 

"The Words we Speak: The Power of Language in Nurturing Confident Musicians"

Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy

webinar

June 8, 2018

 

music teacher workshop

Association of Professional Piano Instructors

Minneapolis

March 17-21, 2018

 

"Attention, Please!"

Music Teachers National Association

national conference

Orlando

2017

October 31, 2017

 

"Mindfulness for Academic Success"

student workshop

Dougherty Family College

Minneapolis

October 17, 2017

 

"Performance Anxiety Management"

University of St. Thomas Music Dept.

St. Paul

August 23, 2017

 

"The Road Less Traveled:

A Mindful Alternative to Toxic Busyness"

MTNA webinar

August 3, 2017

 

"Contemplative Practices in Higher Education" Dougherty Family College faculty workshop

Minneapolis

July 26-29, 2017

 

"Help!  I Have a Student Who..."

with G. Berenson, L. Cockey, and B. Wristen

National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy

Chicago

July 20, 2017

 

"Performance Anxiety Workshop for Music Teachers"

The Institute of Registered Music Teachers of New Zealand, Auckland Branch

Auckland, New Zealand

July 10, 2017

 

 "Echoes of the Old World:  The Life and Piano Works of Beatrice Ohanessian"  

College Music Society International Conference

Sydney, Australia 

June 2, 2017

 

"Performance Anxiety and Mental Skills Workshop for Educators" 

Colorado State Music Teachers Association State Conference

University of Northern Colorado

Greeley

June 1, 2017

 

"Contemplative Practice and a New Teaching Paradigm" 

keynote address

Colorado State Music Teachers Association State Conference

University of Northern Colorado

Greeley

March 18-22, 2017

 

"What Can Musicians Learn from Sport Psychologists?"

MTNA National Conference

Baltimore

March 18-22, 2017

 

"North American Lightning Talks:  

Innovative Teaching in the USA and Canada"

with L. Wanzel, L. Linton, P. Frehlich, and A. Immerman

Music Teachers National Association National Conference

Baltimore

January 13, 2017

 

"Teacher Burnout:  Renewing Body, Mind, and Spirit"

West Suburban Music Teachers Association

Plymouth, MN

2016

December 2, 2016

 

"Mindfulness Practice for Collegiate Music Students and Faculty" CMS webinar series on musicians' health

College Music Society

July 24-29, 2016

 

"Teaching Strategies that Promote Healthy Practicing and

Lifetime Music Making"

with Gail Berenson, Linda Cockey, and Phyllis Lehrer

International Society for Music Education

Glasgow, Scotland

July 24-29, 2016

 

"Portraits of Innovative Independent Music Teachers

in North America"

with Dr. Lorna Wanzel et al.

International Society for Music Education

Glasgow, Scotland

June 22, 2016

 

"Hypnotherapy and Creativity with Vanessa Cornett-Murtada" on ComposerQuest: A Songwriting and Music Composition Podcast with Charlie McCarron

May 10, 2016

 

"Music and the Mind"

Selim Center for Learning in Later Years

University of St. Thomas

St. Paul

April 2, 2016

 

"At the Movies: A Glimpse into Student/Teacher

Relationships on the Big Screen"

with Dr. Steven Levy

Pedagogy Saturday:  "Developing Self-Confident and Resilient Musicians: Teaching the Whole Person"

MTNA 2016 National Conference

San Antonio

February 5, 2016

 

"Mindfulness for Performance Anxiety Management"

Northwest Suburban Music Teachers Association

Brooklyn Center

January 8, 2016

 

"Mental Skills for Peak Performance and Anxiety Management"

West Suburban Music Teachers Association

Minneapolis

2015

December 1, 2015

 

"Mindfulness Practice for Academic Anxiety"

University of St. Thomas

Project for Mindfulness and Contemplation; UST Wellness Center

St. Paul

September 16, 2015

 

"Performance Anxiety Management: The Teacher's Role"

St. Croix Valley Music Teachers Association

Hudson, Wisconsin

July 29 and July 31, 2015

 

"Pathways of Music and Emotion:  Mental Health Principles for Teachers"

with Dr. Julie Nagel

National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy

Chicago

June 28-30, 2015

 

West Virginia University Piano Festival and Competition

competition adjudicator and guest presenter

Morgantown

June 17-24, 2015

 

"Applications of Sport Psychology to Music Performance"

CMS 2015 International Conference

Helsinki, Finland

Stockholm, Sweden

March 25-27, 2015

 

"Music, Transformation, and the Contemplative Mind"

Third International Conference on

Spirituality and Music Education

North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus

South Africa

March 21, 2015

 

"Mindfulness Practice for Musicians"

Music Teachers National Association national conference

guest presenter

Las Vegas

January 23, 2015

 

"Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation"

The Bridgewater Salon

Minneapolis

January 10, 2015

 

"Mental Skills for Church Musicians and Performers"

Twin Cities Chapter American Guild of Organists

St. Paul

January 8, 2015

 

"Mental Skills for Peak Performance and Anxiety Management"

Rochester Area Keyboard Club

Rochester, MN

2014

2013-2014 academic year : university sabbatical.

October 23, 2014

 

"Performance Anxiety Management for Musicians"

University of St. Thomas

St. Paul

March 22-28, 2014

 

"Mindfulness and Mental Wellness for Musicians"

Music Teachers National Association national conference

guest presenter

Chicago

2013

July 24-27      

 

“Teaching Scenarios: Handling the Realities of Life”

National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy panel discussion

Chicago

July 15-18      


“Mindfulness Meditation in Teaching” with Dr. William Brendel

Faculty Summer Seminar, University of St. Thomas

St. Paul

June 17-25      

 

“Global Perspectives in the Local Classroom:

Traditional Arabic Music and the Western Student"

College Music Society 2013 International Conference, Argentina

Buenos Aires

June 10-11      

 

“Conference Proceedings from the 2012 MTNA-CFMTA Wellness Symposium”

with Ann DuHamel

Minnesota Music Teachers Association State Convention

Minneapolis

June 7-8          

 

Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association

State Convention Guest Artist

Indiana, PA

May 19           

 

Adjudicator for MMTA Level XI piano exams

College of Saint Benedict

St. Joseph, MN

Feb. 21           

 

Global Improvisation Workshop with Dr. Sarah Schmalenberger

McNally Smith College of Music

St. Paul

Jan. 23-24       


Guest Artist

University of Alabama - Birmingham

Jan. 11            

 

"Mindfulness Practice for Musicians"

Association of Professional Piano Instructors

St. Paul

2012

Nov. 18          

 

David Byrne’s “Play the Building”

The Improfs

Aria at the Jeune Lune

Minneapolis

Nov. 16

 

"On Common Ground:  Uniting the Youth of Israel and Palestine Through Music"

College Music Society National Conference

San Diego

Nov. 2            

 

“Music and the Brain: Learning, Memory, and Peak Performance”

Guest Artist (with Dr. Suzanne Schons)

Madison Area Piano Teachers annual workshop

Madison, WI

Oct. 26-27      

 

Performance Anxiety Management Workshop

Guest Artist

Ontario Registered Music Teachers Associations

Thunder Bay, Ontario

Oct. 18                       

 

“Mindfulness for Stress Management”

University Advocates for Women and Equity

University of St. Thomas

St. Paul

Fall 2012

 

"Cognitive Psychology: Implications for Piano Pedagogy and Performance"

University Grant with Dr. Suzanne Schons and Dr. Greg Robinson-Riegler

University of St. Thomas

St. Paul

July 26-29      

 

“The Effects of Mindfulness Meditation on Performance Anxiety Management”

30th Annual Symposium of the Performing Arts Medicine Association

Snowmass, CO

July 15-20      

 

“Mental Wellness for Musicians: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Psychology and Performance Anxiety Management”

30th World Conference on Music Education

International Society for Music Education

Thessaloniki, Greece

June 29           

 

Guest Conference Presenter

Music Teachers Association of California State Conference

San Diego

June 27-29      

 

"Nurturing the Whole Musician: Mindfulness, Psychology, and the Mind-Body Connection"

International Wellness Symposium

Organized by Music Teachers National Association and the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers Associations

New York City

Apr. 3             

 

Guest Lecturer

Augsburg College

Minneapolis

Mar. 14           

 

“Creating Dialogue Through Collective Improvisation”

with Dr. Sarah Schmalenberger

McNally Smith College of Music

St. Paul

Mar. 1-3         

 

"Angham al-Salaam / Melodies of Peace:  Uniting Israel and Palestine Through Music"

with Salam Murtada

Nobel Peace Prize Forum

Minneapolis

Mar. 1-3         

 

"Musicking Peace:  Conflict Resolution Through Collaborative Improvisation"

with Dr. Sarah Schmalenberger

Nobel Peace Prize Forum

Minneapolis

Feb. 3             

 

Guest Artist

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Keyboard Division Guest Artist Series

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Jan. 30            

 

“Nailing Jell-O to a Tree: Centering the Distracted Musician”

Guest Lecturer

Carleton College

Northfield, MN

Jan. 15            

 

“Performance Preparation: Strategies for Anxiety Management”

BrassChix regional clinic

Guest Lecturer

St. Paul

2011

Dec. 9             

 

"This is Your Brain on Group Piano Pedagogy"

Invited Lecture

California State University - Fullerton

Los Angeles

Nov. 12          

 

“Crush the Jitters!  Drug-Free Solutions for Performance Anxiety Management" 

Apple Valley Music Teachers Association

St. Paul

Sept. 2 

 

“Stage Fright and Self-Esteem: Helping Students Conquer Their Gremlins”

Northwest Suburban Music Teachers Association

Minneapolis

July 3-5          

 

Guest Artist

Music Teachers Association of California State Convention

Oakland

June 6-7          

 

"Preparing Students for Success as Music Majors" panelist

Minnesota Music Teachers Association State Convention

Minneapolis

May 17           

 

“The Art of Creative Visualization”

Suzuki Piano Teachers Guild

St. Paul

Jan. 17

 

Guest Lecturer

Carleton College

Northfield, MN

Jan. 7            

 

“Performance Preparation: Strategies for Anxiety Management”

BrassChix regional clinic

Guest Lecturer

St. Paul

Jan. 4

 

Guest Presenter

South Suburban Music Teachers Association

Burnsville, MN

News

My book The Mindful Musician: Mental Skills for Peak Performance is out and about, thanks to the great peeps at Oxford University Press. If you read it, I would love to hear your feedback!  :)

Thanks so much to Dr. Nick Phillips for performing my piece "The Patriot" in Chicago. (Click Nick to hear the piece!)  If you're interested in music for social change, check out Nick's #45miniatures project. 

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