Workshops and Presentations

Upcoming:

July 10-14, Bloomington, Indiana

Mindfulness in Teaching and Learning
Mindfulness-based wellness, with its emphasis on cultivating a healthy, non-judgmental and present moment orientation towards experience, has been scientifically linked to improved life-satisfaction, improved cognitive performance, creativity, and can serve as an antidote to our often stressful and over stimulated lives. In this workshop, we will explore how mindfulness can benefit music teachers in both personal and professional settings, and examine ways in which mindfulness-based practices might be incorporated into music teaching and learning. Participants will learn about, discuss, experience, and apply principles of mindfulness for use in both personal and pedagogical settings, as well as develop a personally tailored set of pedagogical practices for use in their classrooms.

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July 5th, 2017
An Introduction to Mindfulness for Musicians
Violin & Viola Retreat
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Bloomington, IN

Previous Mindfulness Related Academic Presentations:

Diaz, F. M, Horvath, K., Johnson, J., Lieberman, J. L., Meidell, K., Palac, J. (March 2017). The Many Paths to Musical Wellness. Pre-Conference Panel Workshop. American String Teachers Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Diaz, F.M. (March 2016). Relationships between Mindfulness Disposition, Perfectionism, Performance Anxiety, and Self-Reported Meditation Practice Among Collegiate Musicians. NAfME Biennial Research Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Diaz, F. M. (January, 2016). Relationships between Mindfulness Disposition, Perfectionism, Performance Anxiety, and Self-Reported Meditation Practice Among Collegiate Musicians. Missouri Music Educators Conference, Lake Osage, MO.

Diaz, F. M. and Gearhart, F. (March, 2015). From the Practice Room to the Podium: Mindful and creative approaches to practice and rehearsals. ASTA Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Diaz, F. M. (April, 2014). Contemplative Music Education: Promoting Music Teacher Well- being through Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. Presented at the 2014 Biennial Conference of the National Association for Music Education, St. Louis, MO.

Diaz, F. M. (January, 2014). Mindfulness, Flow, and Aesthetic Response: An analysis of free- response data from an experimental study. Oregon Music Education Association Conference, Eugene, OR.

Diaz, F. M. (February, 2013). When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Reframe. Northwest Division of the National Association for Music Education, Portland, OR.

Diaz, F. M. (February, 2011). A Preliminary Investigation into The Effects of Mindfulness on Attention, Flow, and Aesthetic Response. Desert Skies Music Symposium on Research in Music Education, Tucson, AZ.

Previous Mindfulness Related Talks and Workshops:

2017
Mindful versus Mindless Practice: Making the most out of your practice sessions
Low Brass Day, University of Oregon School of Music and Dance
Eugene, OR

Getting in the “zone”: The psychology of enhanced performance
Low Brass Day, University of Oregon School of Music and Dance
Eugene, OR

Mindful Warm-Ups: Getting in the zone for practice and performance
Flute Festival and Workshop, Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN

2016
The Science and Practice of Mindfulness in Music Performance and Teaching
Mind and Body Series, Project Jumpstart, Jacobs School of Music
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

On Meaningful Boundaries – music and embodied cognition
Psychology of Music Class, Jacobs School of Music
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Music Teaching and a Meaningful Life: Examining things that really matter
Collegiate National Association for Music Education, Jacobs School of Music
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Mindfulness in Music Teaching and Pedagogy
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

Scholar in Residence
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Presentations: Stress-Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Wellness Strategies for Music Teachers, Attentional Self-Regulation in Music: Dissecting Dualisms between Empirical, Embodied, and Phenomenological Frameworks

2015
Cultivating Mindfulness: Strategies for promoting teacher wellness in a stressful age
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Scholar in Residence
Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Presentations: Stress-Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Wellness Strategies for Music Teachers, Attentional Self-Regulation in Music Teaching, Learning, and Performance: Insights from an on-going series of studies

Mindfulness and Musical Processing: Theories, evidence, and questions from an emerging field
University of Oregon, Second Annual National Mindfulness Symposium, Eugene, OR

Mindfulness, Wellness, and Music Teacher Education: Perils and potentials from an emerging field
Music Research Institute, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

Young Musicians in the “Zone”
School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

2014
Music Performance Anxiety and Effective Interventions
Jazz Performance Studio, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Contemplative Pedagogy in Higher Education
University of Oregon, Feminist Pedagogy Class, Eugene, OR

2013
Roots of Inquiry: Music, mindfulness, and interdisciplinary research
University of Oregon, College Scholars Freshmen Colloquia, Eugene, OR

Contemplative Education: Yoga, mindfulness, and related practices
in the classroom
University of Oregon, Center for the Study of Women in Society, Healing
Arts Research Interest Group, Eugene, OR

Mindfulness and Music Research: Implications for educators and therapists
Drury University Department of Music, Springfield, MO

Exploring Mindfulness as a Vehicle for Musical Peak Experiences
Indiana University School of Music, Bloomington, IN

Mindfulness Meditation and Musicians
Meditation for Musicians Class, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR