Eastman Performing Arts Medicine – Wellness at Eastman Speaker: Katie Fittipaldi, M.Mus, “Alexander Technique and the Performing Artist”

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Date(s) - 11/02/2022
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Howard Hanson Hall


Life in an intensive music program can be so inspiring, exciting, and beautiful but sometimes it can feel overwhelming. In this workshop we’ll be learning ‘The Ready List’ – a list of four simple instructions that you can consciously give to yourself in any situation. The Ready List can be used as a prelude to any activity and can be a wonderfully supportive presence when you are feeling nervous, overwhelmed, under-pressure or simply trying to concentrate.

Wellness at Eastman is a new monthly seminar series focused on a healthy and mindful approach to a career as a performing artist. Topics will cover physical and mental health, and how artists can create a sustainable path for their future.

Meet the Presenter

Katie Fittipaldi lives in Rochester NY where she teaches Alexander Technique (AT) at the Eastman School of Music and the Eastman Community Music School and offers AT workshops for performance programs in the surrounding area. She also maintains a wonder-full studio of cellists who enjoy a curious, adventurous, kind-hearted, and whole-self approach to learning. Her passion to explore different ways of bringing AT into the teaching and learning realm led her to complete the Developing Self Training Course certification with Sue Merry and Judith Kleinman.

Katie received her Master’s degree in Classical String Performance from the Irish World Music Centre, University of Limerick, Ireland and her Bachelor of Music in performance from Ithaca College.

Katie is a graduate of the Alexander Alliance School in Philadelphia, now called the Philadelphia School for Alexander Technique, a three-year intensive training program with Bruce Fertman and Martha Hansen Fertman. In 2013, she completed the requirements to become a member of the American Society for the Alexander Technique, studying with Kathy Miranda at Alexander Technique of Syracuse. She maintains a private studio in Pittsford, NY.

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