Dr. Kenny is a Professor of Music and Professor of Psychology at The University of Sydney, Australia. She is also a Consultant Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Mediator, and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. She was the Founding Director of the Australian Centre for Applied Research in Music Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and is credited with over two hundred publications.
“The Psychology of Music Performance Anxiety” is an important addition to the music psychology literature. Itexplores the causes of music performance anxiety, and offers both a new typology of the condition, as well as possible effective treatments. Part of her research for the book included extensive interviews with professional orchestral musicians. Dr. Kenny does an impeccable job of portraying both the emotional and scientific aspects of the stresses involved in public performances. This book is highly recommended to both educators and performers seeking to understand or manage music performance anxiety.