Non-musicians (or 5th graders, or senior citizens or whomever) terrify me!”
Presenter: Dr. Susan Helfter (University of Southern California)
How can you best communicate with others to make your interactions as effective and meaningful as they can possibly be? What role does non-verbal communication play in your music interactions? What about proxemics, personal space, gesture, facial expressions? Should cultural competence be considered in your interactions with others who are different, in any way, from you? How important is it that your participants ARE different from you? This session will include basic tips on being an effective communicator, and how to nurture a sense of comfort between you and your participants.