A exposição gradual como estratégia de gestão da ansiedade na performance musical em crianças e adolescentes

Research output: Types of ThesisMaster's Thesis



This report is divided into two parts: Professional Practice report and Pedagogical Intervention Project. The first part is the description of the journey accomplished within the professional internship done during the school year 2018/2019 at Escola de Música da Póvoa de Varzim, in the area of specialization of vocal and instrumental class: saxophone and class ensembles. As well as the classes taught during the school timetable schedule, with supervision, were also dinamized various extracurricular activities and implemented an investigation involved in the theme of music performance anxiety. In the second part is presented the pedagogical intervention project “Gradual exposure as a strategy of music performance anxiety management among children and adolescents”, in the form of a scientific article. Through the construction of a gradual hierarchy of 10 exposure situations to anxiety, and its execution, was intented that the 5 participating students became familiar and learnt to manage anxiety. The methodology used was the research-action, based on the theory developed by Cynthia Last. The results of the intervention pointed a reduction of anxiety levels of the participants and increase of their levels of self confidence, of preparation for the task and of motivation to public performance.
Original languagePortuguese
QualificationMaster of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
  • Serra, Sofia, Supervisor
Award date15 Jul 2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Music performance anxiety
  • Supervised teaching practice
  • Pedagogical intervention project
  • Instrumental performance
  • Artistic education

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