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Department
of Music

Musicians Health and Safety

The Department of Music strives to promote an environment condusive to the well-being of its faculty, staff, and students as they participate in music related classes and activities.

The purpose of this webpage is to outline our Health and Safety Policy and provide resources related specifically to the health and safety of musicians. 

Health and Safety Policy

In recognition of the significant impact of health and safety issues on the lives and academic activities of its faculty, staff, and students the Department of Music will communicate basic information regarding common health and safety issues related to the performance and practice of music and recommended preventive measures to its constituents through a variety of methods. The Department of Music strives to provide a safe and healthy environment for music study. The Department of Music acknowledges a responsibility to provide information and tools related to health and safety, but it is the individual that has the primary responsibility for taking preventive measures and making good choices regarding health and safety.

Health and Safety Online Resources

Hearing Safety Powerpoint
View a powerpoint presentation on Hearing Safety prepared by the Louisiana Tech University Department of Speech.

Protect Your Hearing Everyday
Read about information and recommendations for student musicians related to hearing safety prepared by the National Association of Schools of Music and the Performing Arts Medicine Association.

Basic Information on Hearing Health
Learn about hearing health information and recommendations for faculty and staff in schools of music prepared by the National Association of Schools of Music and the Performing Arts Medicine Association.

National Association of Schools of Music
The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) have developed a comprehensive set of jointly authored advisory documents on neuromusculoskeletal and vocal health for musicians. Information of a medical nature is provided by PAMA: information regarding contextual issues in music programs, by NASM.

Protecting Your Neuromusculoskeletal Health

Protecting Your Nenuromusculoskeletal and Vocal Health 

Protecting Your Vocal Health

Resources Available through the Louisiana Tech University Speech and Hearing Clinic

Additional information

Resources Available from the Prescott Memorial Library

Books

The musician's way : a guide to practice, performance, and wellness / Gerald Klickstein

Indirect procedures : a musician's guide to the Alexander technique / Pedro de Alcantara

Integrated practice : coordination, rhythm & sound / Pedro de Alcantara

 

Music, Health, and Wellbeing eBook

The Percussionists' Guide to Injury Treatment and Prevention : The Answer Guide for Drummers in Pain ebook

 

Additional Resources

Online

Musician wellness and injury prevention: healthy practice and performance measures for the percussionist / Susan Martin Tariq and Sherry Rubins


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