MUSICIAN HEALTH AND SAFETY


The Florida College Music Department places a strong emphasis on musician health and safety. Students, as well as faculty and staff, rely upon their hearing, vision, and general physical health to produce the highest quality music possible. To this end, the Music Department has adopted the following statement regarding health and safety of all musicians participating in our ensembles and other academic courses:

"Performers need to learn about health and safety issues in order to perform at a high level throughout their lives, and are expected to take steps to maintain best performance health throughout this course. For more information about physical health and hearing safety for performers, please consult the Student Handbook.

Additionally, below is a select list of web-based resources addressing general and specific issues related to the topic of musician health and safety (check back regularly as the list is frequently updated). If a student is experiencing difficulty with a particular issue related to health and safety, the Music Department strongly recommends the student contact their private teacher immediately.

General:
Performing Arts Medicine Association, PAMA (website) -  link   
Musical America Sepcial Reports - Musicians and their Healthcare, June 2012 (PDF) -
link
Musician's Way (Vocal & Instrumental) (website) -
  link    
The American Tinnitis Association (website) -
link
Musicians and Injuries (website/resource) - 
link  
Healthy Musician Workshop (website) - 
link    
Musicians Health - Dr. Timothy Jameson (website) - 
link 
Hearing Health Matters - Hearing Loss Prevention for Musicians (website) -
  link 

Practice Considerations for Musicians- here
Protecting your Neuromuskuloskelatal health- here

Brass Musicians:
Beta Blockers (Brass Musician & Forum) -   link
Embouchures.com - link
trumpetdoctors.com (website) -
link

Woodwind Musicians:
Hearing Health Matters - Woodwind and Large Stringed Instruments (website) - link

Percussion Musicians:
Hearing Health Matters - Bass Players and Drummers (website) - link  
Healthy Practice and Performance Measures for the Percussionist (PDF) - 
link  

Vocal Musicians:
Hearing Health Matters - Guitar and Rock/Blues Vocalists (website) - link    
Voice Health Institute (website) -
link    
McClosky Institute of Voice (website) -
link   
Singers and Stress - How to Control the Body's Responses (PDF) -
link

Protecting your Neurimuskuloskelatal and Vocal health- here
Protecting your Vocal Health- here

String Musicians:
Hearing Health Matters - Violin and Viola Players (website) - link  
Hearing Loss and Violin Playing (Article) - link
Hearing Health Matters - Bass Players and Drummers (website) - link  
Hearing Health Matters - Woodwind and Large Stringed Instruments (website) -
link  
Hearing Health Matters - Guitar and Rock/Blues Vocalists (website) -
link  

Keyboard Musicians:
Proper Seating At The Piano - link
pianomap.com (website) - link