Health and Safety for Musicians

All Division of Music Students, Faculty, and Staff should review the available resources, including those listed below, for cultivating and maintaining good health. 

 

Health and safety depend in large part on the personal decisions of informed individuals. Institutions have health and safety responsibilities, but fulfillment of these responsibilities cannot and will not ensure any specific individual's health and safety. Too many factors beyond any institution's control are involved. Individuals have a critically important role and each is personally responsible for avoiding risk and preventing injuries to themselves before, during, and after study or employment at any institution.  (National Association of Schools of Music Handbook 2015-16)

Hearing Health

The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) have developed a comprehensive overview of hearing health issues for postsecondary schools and departments of music. Information of a medical nature is provided by PAMA; information regarding contextual issues in music programs, by NASM.  All students, faculty and staff should read and understand the documents below: 

 

PDFProtecting Your Hearing for Student Musicians

PDFHearing Health for Faculty and Staff

 

Neuromusculoskeletal and Vocal Health

The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) have developed draft material regarding neuromusculoskeletal and vocal health issues for postsecondary schools and departments of music.  Information of a medical nature is provided by PAMA; information regarding contextual issues in music programs, by NASM.  All students, faculty, and staff should read and understand the documents below: 

 

PDFProtecting Neuromusculoskeletal and Vocal Health for Student Musicians

PDFNeuromusculoskeletal and Vocal Health for Faculty and Staff