Category: News and Updates

  • Upcoming Recitals For 2023

    Vance Music students perform in monthly recitals, including an annual Christmas Recital. Monthly practice recitals (January-November) take place at 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30pm at First Church of the Brethren. The church is located at 1103 N. Jefferson St. Wichita, KS 67203. The annual Christmas Recital is usually held on a Sunday afternoon with all…

  • An adult who may be susceptible to perfectionism is playing the piano.

    Fighting A Musician’s Tendency Toward Perfectionism, Part Three

    While studying music, you are likely to come in contact with perfectionism. What types of students are susceptible to perfectionism?

  • Musician fighting the stresses of perfectionism

    Fighting A Musician’s Tendency Toward Perfectionism, Part Two

    Our desire to “get it right” can cause us frustration while we practice, but isn’t it also what actually helps us to get it right? If perfectionism is helpful, why fight it?

  • A perfectionist's dream: a gold winners medal for a competition

    Fighting A Musician’s Tendency Towards Perfectionism

    As musicians, we are trained to be detail-oriented. Pressure from deadlines can lead to over-zealousness in pursuit of perfection, and this in turn can lead to frustration, failure, and burn-out. How do we prevent this? How can we fight perfectionism?