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Iris Trio

Christine Carter, Molly Carr, Anna Petrova

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Performance Psychology

Learn how musicians can be more effective on stage and in the practice room.

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Teaching

Dr. Christine Carter is the Assistant Professor of Single Reeds at Memorial University

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Canadian clarinetist, Christine Carter, has performed at venues across the globe, from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House. She is the clarinetist of the critically acclaimed Iris Trio and the inter-arts ensemble, Dark by Five, and frequently collaborates with Duo Concertante.

Christine is also passionate about helping musicians become more effective on stage and in the practice room. Her performance psychology research has led to article commissions from a variety of publications and invitations to give workshops at dozens of institutions around the world.

Recent News and Updates

Motivation in Isolation

Motivation in Isolation

It is no secret that musicians are struggling with motivation right now. I have been hearing this week after week from musicians around the world as we experience the global pandemic and a long overdue reckoning with systemic racism in our communities and institutions. The gulf between the world we know and the world we want is immense.

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Christine Carter 'The Curious Musician'

Launch of “The Curious Musician” Blog

After over a decade of research and teaching in the area of performance psychology, I have decided to launch my own blog: The Curious Musician. This will be a place for me to share thoughts and research on a variety of topics related to how we can improve our experience on stage and in the practice room. 

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Christine Carter - 'Making the most of your hours in the practice room'

Making The Most of Your Hours in the Practice Room

When it comes to practicing, we often think in terms of time: How many hours are necessary to achieve optimal progress? While this is a valid concern, a more important question is how we can make each hour count. What is the most efficient way to work so that what is practiced today actually sticks tomorrow? There is nothing more frustrating than spending a day hard at work only to return the next day at the starting line.

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Next Live Dates

29
Sep 2020
Online
Austin, Texas

Performance Psychology Workshop

The University of Texas at Austin Clarinet and Saxophone Studios
12:30pm CDT | 1:30pm EDT | 3:00pm NDT
12:30pm
08
Oct 2020
Online
New York City, NY

Performance Psychology Workshop

Residency, Part II, Manhattan School of Music Woodwind Lab
9:30am EDT | 11:00am NDT
9:30am
29
Oct 2020
Online
New York City, NY

Performance Psychology Workshop

Residency, Part III, Manhattan School of Music Woodwind Lab
9:30am EDT | 11:00am NDT
9:30am

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