Workshops for CVPA Students

Upcoming Student Success Workshops
Open to all students in music, art, graphic design, theatre, and dance – both majors and minors!

Focus Fun

Tuesday, March 3rd and Friday, March 6th from 12 PM to 1 PM in the student lounge, Swope music building


Slacklining is a balance sport which uses nylon webbing stretched tight between two anchor points. It’s like walking on a tightrope, only closer to the ground. Slacklining is a great way to improve core body strength and balance while meeting new friends. It is also great for stress relief and can be considered a “moving meditation”.

A few minutes of training on a portable “slack rack” can induce a focused mental state and the more you practice, the easier it becomes!

Visit the student lounge to test your balance, focus, and concentration or just to unwind and de-stress! Who knows – maybe you will discover a hidden talent or develop an interest in a new activity!

Internships and Interview Skills for CVPA Students

Tuesday, March 31 from 11:00am-12:00pm in room 210, Swope Music Building

Join Ashley Rowe (Reichenbach) from the Career Development Center as she talks about internships – why they are important, when to do them, how to find a good one, etc., and interview skills that all music, theatre, dance, and art students should know about. Ashley is a great resource and can also answer questions about resumes, career exploration, and “what to do with that major.”

Meditation for CVPA Students

Thursday, April 9th from 12 PM to 1 PM in room 208, Swope music building


Learn easy but effective meditation exercises for every day use, with special emphasis towards musicians’ situations and needs.

Meditation can improve the quality of your life and musicianship in a tremendous way. In this workshop, you will be introduced to the following types of meditation:

Breathing, mantra, and chanting

Stress Management for CVPA Students

Tuesday, April 21st from 12 PM to 1 PM in room 208, Swope music building


Stress is common for college students due to time pressures and the nature of higher level study. Balancing the demands of academia and other events in our lives often results in stress. Developing coping strategies and recognizing stress can allow us to deal with stressful events and avoid the chronic effects of stress.

The workshop will examine the following key points:

What is stress? 
What stressors affect you? 
How do you recognize stress? 
What can you do to relieve stress?

Attention will be given to typical external events which may act as stressors, particularly in the context of a Music curriculum.


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