INGELA ONSTAD, MM, MA, LMHC, BCC
I'm a professional classical singer who continues an active performance career, as well as a licensed therapist and a board-certified coach.
I've been on both sides of the issue: I have struggled with my own performance anxiety yet have also had fearless and proud moments where I was able to give my best. I've bombed auditions due to nerves, but I've also learned opera roles overnight and jumped in for sick colleagues with a day's notice.
What I've learned along the way is this: you may be excellent at your profession, but these skills and knowledge do not always transfer to your "performance." What we need are tools that help us perform our best when under pressure.
I'm still learning about myself and evolving as a performer and professional, and I want to help you do the same.
I have a Bachelor's and Master's degree in vocal performance, as well as a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health. I am a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) practicing in the state of New Mexico, and a Board Certified Coach (BCC). I've presented on performance anxiety at institutions such as: Colby College, Tulane University, Fort Lewis College, the University of New Mexico, Rio Grande NATS, Albuquerque Music Teachers' Association, the New Mexico School for the Arts, Portland State University, Youth Opera of El Paso, Concordia University, the University of Texas at El Paso, and many more.
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