Occupational Health for Musicians
Music making is endlessly rewarding, yet it also places great demands on performers. As a result, musicians can be undermined by a range of occupational health problems ranging from hand pain to performance anxiety to vocal nodules to hearing loss.
The following resources help musicians safeguard their wellbeing. Links to additional pertinent sites are indexed on the Wellness page at MusiciansWay.com. Peabody also presents a range of wellness workshops and health services each academic year. Contact us for more information.
Peabody students who need care or want to discuss health concerns should additionally visit the Health Services page.
- Conquering Performance Anxiety from Inside Out by Helen Spielman
- Coping with Music Performance Anxiety from UW-Eau Claire Counseling Services
- Becoming a Confident Performer & Assessing Your Performance Skills. Articles by Gerald Klickstein
- Hear Today. Hear Tomorrow. An introductory article by Gerald Klickstein
- HearNet.com. Advice and resources for musicians
- Hopkins Hearing. Easily schedule a hearing evaluation.
- SoundAdvice.info. Tips for performers, teachers, and presenters
- A Sound Ear II. 50-page ebook published by the Assoc. of British Orchestras
- Hearing Conservation for Musicians. Resources compiled at MusiciansWay.com
Injury Prevention for Instrumentalists
- 5 Causes of Musicians' Injuries & Heeding the Signs of Injury Articles by Gerald Klickstein
- Musculoskeletal Disorders Affecting Musicians & Considerations for Prevention
- Musician, Heal Thyself from Peabody Magazine
- Advice for Care of the Voice. Concise guidelines from the Texas Voice Center
- Fit to Sing. A factsheet from the British Assoc. of Performing Arts Medicine
- Vocal Health Resources from the National Center for Voice & Speech
- Voice Care & Vocal Health Resources compiled at MusiciansWay.com