Performer's Lab

Faculty: Aenea Mizushima Keyes

Dates: Sunday, March 19, April 2, and April 23 from 2-3:30pm

Location: March 19 and April 2 are in person at SFCM in Cha Recital Hall at the Bowes Center. April 23 will be online.


Prepare for your next performance at the interactive Performer’s Lab! Coach and instructor, Aenea Mizushima Keyes, leads the Performer’s Lab with simple yet effective exercises with related discussion topics to explore joyful, expressive performance. Two in-person classes will be held in the Cha Recital Hall at the Bowes Center, and a third class will be online (via zoom). All instruments and levels are welcome; performing is not required.


Jean-Michel Fonteneau headshotAenea Mizushima Keyes:

SFCM instructor and coach, Aenea Mizushima Keyes, brings over 20 years of coaching experience to her work with students and professionals. Her international performances include innovative work as a soloist, chamber musician, and violinist-composer, and tours in the United States, Europe, Russia, and Japan. Aenea’s improvised compositions inspired by visual art have been showcased by the SFMOMA, the Asian Art Museum, the Oakland Museum, and London’s British Museum. Recordings as violinist and founding member of MusicAEterna include “Seasons” and “At the Museum,” featuring Aenea’s original compositions and MusicAEterna’s signature ChamberImprov. Aenea has also premiered works at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, including Carman Moore’s Mass for the 21st Century. M.M., National Academy of Music, Bulgaria; B.A., Sarah Lawrence College, USA.