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B.M., Crane School of Music at the State University of New York in Potsdam
M.M., College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati
Licensed Body Mapping Educator, 2009
Uncovering the intimate relationship between the best musical expression and movement is Vanessa Breault Mulvey’s mission. A Licensed Body Mapping Educator, she utilizes Body Mapping along with experience in Pilates, Feldenkrais, flying trapeze, and restorative exercise to guide musicians to uncover their expressive voice as they eliminate playing limitation and pain.
In 2012 she founded Flying Flutistas with Lynne Krayer-Luke. The duo recognized the trapeze rig was the perfect place to analyze the learning process, learn more about how the body is designed to move, and find real-world strategies for dealing with fear. The Flutistas perform and create music that reaches beyond what audiences expect from two classically-trained flutists. Read more at www.flyingflutistas.com.
Ms. Mulvey has presented workshops around the world for musicians. Venues include: New England Conservatory, SUNY Purchase Double Reed Day, British Isles Music Festival, Trevor Wye’s Boston Master Classes, Harvard University, National Association for Music Education Conferences, and Boston Flute Academy. In addition to working with musicians, she has a special interest in applying Body Mapping to fitness. She is developing a playful movement workshop for musicians to restore energy through movement, and co-teaches an anatomy-infused Pilates class. Ms. Mulvey is on the faculty at Longy School of Music of Bard College, where she teaches a popular Body Mapping course and the Poised Performer Workshop.
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