Stage Presence From Head to Toe: A Manual for Musicians is the only resource of its kind: a practical, authoritative guide to accepted practices of stage presence for performing musicians. It answers the basic questions every musician has about a performance: how to prepare, how to dress, how to walk out on stage, how to bow, how to look confident and put your audience at ease, how to interact with other musicians on stage and with backstage personnel. The book discusses the specific needs of soloists and small and large ensembles, both instrumental and vocal. Includes illustrations, several helpful checklists and a comprehensive bibliography.
Karen Hagberg is a consultant and workshop presenter on stage presence for soloists, ensembles, teachers, and students. Her prize-winning piano students have performed around the United States, in Europe, and in Japan. Dr. Hagberg is author of numerous articles on piano pedagogy and contributor to Grove's Dictionary of Opera and Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians.