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Mindful Musicianship Workshop

Presented by Appell Center for the Performing Arts at Appell Center for the Performing Arts, York PA

Jul 25 2023
Mindful Musicianship Workshop

Learn from the professionals, then put those techniques in practice!

9AM – 4PM
9AM – Noon – Seminar with Jose
1PM – 4PM – Mock auditions

Price: $25

Being a musician demands both intense focus when practicing and freedom of expression when performing. Players need to be aware of physical technique but also be able to let go to reach a state of flow. Musicians must focus on individual performances while remaining aware of and in tune with their fellow musicians and audience. Since there are so many demands, it’s not surprising that performers may develop performance anxiety, depression, frustration and even perfectionism. It’s challenging to get the music out when it’s stuck in our heads.

In this masterclass, participants will:

Identify the most common mental and emotional problems that stop them and other young musicians like them in their tracks. 
Develop plans for what must be done inside and outside of the practice room to improve individual and group performance.
Learn exercises that can be done every day to bring more joy, calm, and awareness to the music and one’s personal life.
Have the opportunity to apply what they’ve learned immediately in a mock audition with members of the York Symphony Orchestra

The masterclass will be led by Jose Johnson, a professional musician, author, educator, speaker, consultant, personal mastery coach, and entrepreneur. Jose is also an expert on mindfulness and peak performance techniques, and offers similar workshops across North America. He has been featured in numerous international publications for his work in the field. His goal is to give people the tools they need to change their lives by using an innovative and integrated approach that combines the yin and yang of ancient practices and modern science. He is the host of the podcast series “Trumpet Gurus Hang,” and is an endorsing artist for Vennture Mouthpieces, Warburton Musical Products, Barkley Microphones, and Robinson’s Remedies.

Participants will be asked to choose a sample audition piece and bring it and their instrument to the class.

Presented in cooperation with York Symphony Orchestra.


Contact: (717) 846-1111

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  • Jul 25, 2023 at 09:00 am - 04:00 pm (Tue)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Appell Center for the Performing Arts

50 N George Street, York, PA 17401

Google Map of 50 N George Street, York, PA 17401


Several convenient garage parking options and outdoor parking lots are available. Parking fees and hours of operation vary among the lots and garages below. For exact fees and hours, please contact the individual parking location directly. – CGA Parking Lot (George Street) – King Street Parking Garage – Market Street Parking Garage – Philadelphia Street Parking Garage – Central Market Parking Deck (Beaver Street) – St. John’s Parking Lot (Beaver Street)


    • Assisted Listening System
    • Sign Language
    • Wheelchair Access

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Jessica Lee

Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper