Original Research: Interview with Dr. Beth Cantrell (Completed)

Below is the unedited recording of an interview conducted with Dr. Beth Cantrell, a music teacher and cello performer local to the Crozet area. Unfortunately, my microphone audio is only in the left earbud. This will not be the case for future interviews. She was first contacted on November 8th, with the following email and again on the 18th, with the same email:

“Hello Dr. Cantrell,

This is William Bradford, your former student. As you might remember, I’m a high school student at Renaissance School in Charlottesville Virginia and I am conducting my Senior Thesis on the relationship between performance psychology in multiple fields. I would like to ask you about both helping students prepare for a performance and how you mentally prepare as well.

Would agree to an online interview, either over a recorded video call or via email? I would like to ask you about a few concepts and methodologies I’ve found in my research so far and get your stance on these matters.

If you do agree to this interview, would you be available between 1 PM and 4 PM on November 19th, December 1st, or December 4th? If there’s a better time for you, please let me know and I will see what I can do to accommodate it. Alternatively, if you would like to conduct the interview over email, I could send you my questions and you could respond whenever you like.

Thank you,
William Bradford”

She responded, agreeing to the interview, which is displayed below.

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