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TEDxBloomington -- Jeff Nelsen -- "Fearless Performance"
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Added Jul 5, 2011
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World-renowned horn player, educator, and fearless performance coach Jeff Nelsen has an obvious and contagious passion for dynamic engagements. Jeff's pig-farming, opera-singing parents provided him with a wide palate of career choices and a diverse background from which to tell his story. Jeff came to his fearless performance concepts honestly. He has been the solo hornist of the world's most famous brass group, Canadian Brass, as well as a member of the Montreal and Vancouver Symphonies. He has performed as a soloist on five continents, on Broadway, and has toured with Barry Manilow and Michael Bolton. Jeff has performed in the horn sections of the New York Philharmonic, Boston, National, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis Symphonies, and on numerous film soundtracks. Prior to joining the faculty of the prestigious Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where is he is now full professor, Jeff was on faculty at the Universities of Toronto, British Columbia, Victoria, and McGill in Montreal. Sought after as an inspirational and innovative educator, Professor Nelsen has taught at multiple summer music festivals internationally, and has been invited to guest lecture to Bands of America, National Youth Orchestra of Canada, and the International and British Horn Societies. He has also presented at IdeaCity, Toronto and to the Young Presidents Organization. In his talk at TEDxBloomington, Jeff freely admits that the sheer terror of upcoming solo moments has never stopped lurking ...