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Performer's Lab

Faculty: Aenea Mizushima Keyes

Dates: Sunday, April 28, May 5, May 12, and May 19 from 2-3:30pm

Location: In-person in Cha Recital Hall at the SFCM Bowes Center

Cost: $125

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Prepare for your next performance at the interactive Performer’s Lab! 
Coach and instructor, Aenea Mizushima Keyes, leads the Performer’s Lab! with exercises and related discussion topics to explore creative flow and joyful, expressive performance. Your classroom at the Bowes Center is the beautiful Cha Recital Hall! Additionally, this unique Performer’s Lab! workshop supports CE performers by offering two sessions before the May 12 CE Solo Recital:

  • Session 1: 4/28 (2 hours) – invitation to play out any work-in-progress and explore
    performance awareness; your instructor offers inside-out approaches and tips that
    inspire performance exploration
  • Session 2: 5/5 (1.5 hours) -- learn simple yet effective exercises to strengthen
    mental performance preparation; apply new skills with on-stage explorations
  • Session 3: 5/19 (1.5 hours) – discussion & feedback; further exploration; next

All instruments and levels are welcome; performance is not required; new and returning
students learn together.


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Aenea Mizushima Keyes:

SFCM instructor and coach, Aenea Mizushima Keyes, brings over 20 years of coaching experience to her work with students and professionals. Her international performances include innovative work as a soloist, chamber musician, and violinist-composer, and tours in the United States, Europe, Russia, and Japan. Aenea’s improvised compositions inspired by visual art have been showcased by the SFMOMA, the Asian Art Museum, the Oakland Museum, and London’s British Museum. Recordings as violinist and founding member of MusicAEterna include “Seasons” and “At the Museum,” featuring Aenea’s original compositions and MusicAEterna’s signature ChamberImprov. Aenea has also premiered works at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, including Carman Moore’s Mass for the 21st Century. M.M., National Academy of Music, Bulgaria; B.A., Sarah Lawrence College, USA.