The Embodied Performer With Paula Wise


The above Masterclass will be the final instalment of a six week workshop series as described below and will be hosted by

Paula Wise

Robyn Driedger-Klassen

and Terence Dawson

This workshop series is no long open for registration but if you would like to be placed on an “interested for the future list” please email us at



VISI Presents

The Embodied Performer

With Paula Wise

VISI Winter 2016 Workshop Series

focused on Performance Anxiety


“If the mind, body and spirit work in harmony, there is a sense of well being, inspiration and flow”.

The Embodied Performer Workshop Series

Vancouver International Institute of Song with The Vancouver Academy of Music

In the Embodied Performer Workshops students are taught a comprehensive set of tools and given information to explore a variety of psychological and physical aspects of healthy performance practice.

Paula Wise is a Registered Clinical Counselor with a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago.Paula Wise is also a professional violinist with over 30 years of performing experience. She understands the struggles with various forms of performance anxiety many musicians, actors and artists encounter on their individual journeys in the world of the performing arts.

Working from a mind/body integrative and holistic perspective, Paula has a special interest in the journey toward health through creative expression. Through experiential exercises and explorations, participants will discover and explore the stumbling blocks that limit their ability to perform freely.

They can then mindfully choose to “let go” and trust their true nature through a variety of trainings and techniques.

The Embodied Performer Workshop Series:

For the advanced student looking forward to a career in performance

  • Six sessions for 10 participants (singer or pianist in Art Song)
  • A one-on-one session with Paula Wise contact
  • E-mail communications and personal support
  • Workshops will culminate in a Master Class

Paula is joined by VISI Faculty members: Robyn Driedger-Klassen, soprano; Head of Voice, Vancouver Academy of Music and Terence Dawson, pianist; Chair of the Keyboard Division, UBC School of Music 

Workshops begin in January of 2016 at the Vancouver Academy of Music

Mon. Jan. 117 – 9 pm  Opening night session in Koerner Recital Hall (KRH)

Mon. Jan. 18, 25, Feb. 1, 15, 22, 7 – 9 pm in Mary Olsen Hall (MOH)

Fri.  Feb. 262 – 5 pm, Master Class in KRH



Contact 604-440-4696 for more information about this workshop or other VISI Programs.