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Preventing Injury in the Orchestra

Do you know how to stay healthy as an orchestral musician? Learn how to prevent injuries for yourself and your colleagues!
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Musicians’ Health Promotion: A Grassroots Effort

Musicians’ Health Promotion: A Grassroots Effort

Musicians' Health Logo Learn how to promote musicians’ health in your community!
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Bridging the Gap between Music and Medicine: Becoming Savvy in Musicians’ Health

Learn more about musicians’ health and save yourself or someone you know from developing a performance injury. Be able to access your resources!
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Interview with Jenna Baumgart, Part 3

The final installment of our interview with Jenna Baumgart! She’s back to share some more ideas with other performers on how to prevent injuries and offer her ideas for the future.
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Interview with Jenna Baumgart, Part 2

In Part 2 we hear from Jenna Baumgart about the research she conducted for her Master’s thesis. She offers advice to other music instructors on how to prevent injuries in their students.
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Interview with Jenna Baumgart, Part 1

Brianna Richardson interviews Jenna Baumgart MA, who is an expert in the fields of musicians’ health and injury prevention. In the first of three parts she shares how she first got interested in these topics.
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Performance Anxiety

Performance Anxiety

Musicians' Health Slider Version Performing can be a scary business. Learn how to prepare and handle yourself when faced with stage fright.
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The Feldenkrais Method & Alexander Technique

Two methods of movement education that have been particularly popular with musicians are the Feldenkrais Method and Alexander Technique. These two methods of somatic education use specific patterns of movement to help bring our attention to how we move.
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Finding the Perfect Setup, Part 2

Finding the Perfect Setup continues as we learn about general concerns and issues for violinists and violists!
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Finding the Perfect Setup, Part 1

Finding a comfortable setup for your instrument can be a struggle for any musician. The setup for each instrument is unique because each places different stresses on the body. Read on to learn the importance of the proper setup for continued healthy practicing.
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