I’ve just recently come off of an extended touring season with a few organizations. It doesn’t seem to matter what field you’re in--military musicians, high-end classical musicians, and even kids seem to go after that difficult-to-describe high point of performance where true music connects with real audiences. We don’t always achieve it, but we strive for it.
Becoming jaded means that we’ve become frustrated with that search for more--maybe we don’t think it’s possibly anymore. Or maybe we are having a hard time connecting with others. Overcoming this might mean that we have to go back to basics and think about why we perform in the first place--and doing a performance that matters to both us and an audience (whoever that might be).