Musicians' Health Collective

Musicians' Health Collective: Supporting the health of musicians


Jul
18
Jul 22

Body Mapping for Music Educators

Body Mapping for Music Educators

Music educators, do you suffer from back pain, vocal fatigue, or physical stress?
Do you know that as many as 60 percent of your students may be in pain as well?
Body mapping is a practical method for self-care and performance enhancement
that anyone can apply. This interactive workshop will teach you how to correct
confusions about your body’s structure, leading to improved performance and
teaching techniques. The workshop will include a wealth of applications for teaching
and daily life including how your body moves during teaching, performance, and
everyday activities. You will also learn to observe your students’ technical limitations
from a movement perspective. Please bring an instrument and a towel or mat for
floor work.

Professor(s)

Session Dates & Times

Workshop Session IV, Jul 18, 2016 - Jul 22, 2016

  • Monday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Thursday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

For more information on registration, go here:

Or visit the Hartt School website here

Jun
8
Jun 11

American Viola Society Festival

Join the American Viola Society June 8 – 11, 2016, for our 2016 Festival
Oberlin College Conservatory, Oberlin, OH, USA

Four full days devoted to fun, friendship, and exploring new pathways through the viola. Highlights include:

  • Special Guest Artists: Kim Kashkashian, Robert Vernon, Elmar Oliveira, and PIVC Winners Ayane Kozasa and Zhanbo Zheng
  • Ohio Showcase: Featuring Oberlin Alumni and some of Ohio’s finest teachers, performers, and students
  • Recitals: Featuring familiar favorites and the best new viola music
  • Health and Wellness: Relax and unwind through daily sessions
  • Workshops: Opportunities to actively participate in performance and educational workshops
  • Lectures: Discover new aspects about the viola through informative sessions
  • Vendor Exhibits: Outfit your instrument and yourself with the best viola swag
  • Master Classes: A chance to learn from established and emerging teachers
  • Competitions: More than $5,000 in cash and prizes are up for grabs through our new Youth Solo Competitions
  • Performance Opportunities: Join in as we premiere a new viola ensemble work commissioned especially for the festival

Online registration opens November 2, 2015.  I'm also biased because I will be presenting a workshop on shoulders and health, but it should be awesome!

Jun
7
Jun 10

Performing Arts Medical Association Symposium

July 7 - 10, 2016 (Thursday - Sunday)

Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York-Presbyterian

Make it! Not Break it! Creating the Resilient Performing Artist and Athlete

Join PAMA and our colleagues in New York for this momentous event combining the fields of performing arts medicine, sports medicine, and medical education to address artists and performers health issues.

The primary learning objectives are as follows:

After participating in this Symposium, attendees will be able to improve the care of performing artists/athletes and advance the work of performing arts/sports medicine as a field by:

  • Identifying current determinants of health including socio-economic, gender and racial inequalities in arts and entertainment/sports potentially leading to problems that contribute to injuries and illness in performing artists/athletes of all genres
  • Applying emerging research and treatment options emphasizing concepts of neuroplasticity for hearing health, neuro-musculoskeletal/vocal health and psychological health and identifying specific treatment implications for the performing arts/sports clinician.
  • Incorporating education and information about the potential health risks of human performance in the care of both student and professional performing artists and athletes.
  • Combining content from our partner organizations including ACSM, MTNA, and others in the Athletes and the Arts collaboration.
  • For registration and more info, click here.
Jun
3
Jun 5

Karen Tuttle Coordination Workshop

A workshop style conference for teachers, professionals, and advanced students to explore Karen Tuttle's (1920-2010) teaching principles, namely her physical and emotional approach to the instrument: coordination.

Coordination is the word that Tuttle used to refer to her approach to the instrument. There are many aspects to this, including stance, balancing the instrument, physical releases, musical impulses, and emotional responses to the music. These concepts will be introduced to all of the participants, and all of the teachers will work with the participants to help them learn this approach.

Enrollment is limited to 48 participants so that everyone will be able to play several times in the classes. We will not ask for audition tapes, but suggest that this is not a workshop for beginning or intermediate players. Admission will be on a first come, first served basis.

SCHEDULE
As a reminder, please check into the dorm first if you are staying in housing.

Friday

1-3: Check in at the lobby of 35 West 4th Street

3:30-5:30: Introduction, Room 303

7-9: Master Classes, rooms to be posted 

 

Saturday

10-12: Master Class

1-3: Master Class

3:30-5:30: Master Class

6:00: Banquet

 

Sunday

10-12:30: Kim Kashkashian Master Class

12:30-1: Questions for the faculty

For more information, click here

Apr
2
Apr 6

Music Teachers National Assocation Conference

Sing a song for old San Antone as MTNA heads to San Antonio, Texas, April 2–6, for the 2016 MTNA National Conference! So, put on your boots and come join us for this 5-day music education celebration! The Grand Hyatt San Antonio will play host to nearly 2,000 music teachers, students and industry experts, and we have a lineup fit for Texas. Evening recitals include performances by American trio Time for Three and Grammy-winning pianist Emanuel Ax. Celebrated author and piano teacher Seymour Bernstein will lead an advanced master class. Noted pedagogues Bruce Berr and Barbara Fast will also lead intermediate piano master classes. And don’t forget about annual favorites like Pedagogy Saturday,
the Exhibit Hall and the MTNA National Student Competitions!

For more info and registration, click here.

Feb
8
7:00 am07:00

Summer Alexander Technique Course and Intensive

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The 22nd Annual Summer Alexander Technique Course will be held July 11-15, 2016. The Course is held on the University of Colorado campus in beautiful Boulder. Classes will be held Monday through Friday, 9:00 to noon. Each participant receives an additional private session with one of the faculty. Tuition is $400, $350 for students. One unit of graduate credit is available through CU Continuing Education at an additional cost of $70.

For those unable to attend the full Course a one-day Intensive will be offered July 16, 2016, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Tuition is $90.

Course Faculty for 2016 includes Ed Bilanchone, James Brody and Amy Likar.

For more information and registration, click here.

Feb
27
Mar 2

Caring for Artists and Arts that Heal

The second USF-PAMA Conference focuses on performing arts medicine and expands its scope to embrace the influence of arts in society as healing agents and means to open the minds and hearts.

For more info: http://www.artsmed.org/sites/default/files/files/usf-pama2015program.pdf

Feb
22
1:30 pm13:30

Protecting Performance Health: A musician's guide

The Performing Arts Medicine Association will lead a hands-on workshop at NEC, focused on the unique wellness, health care and performance needs of musicians. From vocal health, to injury prevention and peak performance, learn from leaders in the field on how to find a healthy work-life balance. Topics will be covered in a fast-paced format, with a rotating series of 30-minute sessions, so that you can tailor the afternoon to your specific interests and needs. this workshop will be led by clinicians skilled in the care of the performing artist from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Performing Arts Physical Therapy, and the New England Conservatory of Music Health and Counseling Service.

For more information: here!

Feb
5
5:00 pm17:00

Focus in Performance

The last workshop in our three-part peak performance series will uncover what great performers are thinking about when they're in the middle of a high-level performance. Dr. Kageyama will share techniques for how to train yourself to play through distractions, mistakes, and get into "the zone" on a consistent basis.

For more information, visit here.

Jan
9
Jan 11

UNCSA Karen Tuttle Viola Workshop

his is an intensive three-day workshop taught by several generations of former Tuttle students; Professors Sheila Browne, Dr. Susan Dubois, Michelle LaCourse, Karen Ritscher, and Stephen Wyrczynski. It is for intermediate to advanced high school and college students, professionals, and teachers interested in learning more about Karen Tuttle's Coordination system. This healthy approach to playing includes balancing the instrument, stance, and body awareness, leading to ease and comfort, resulting in a beautiful, resonant sound, more facile technique, expressive playing, and reduced stage fright. Left and right hand technique, phrasing, pacing, character and musical expression, among other things, are also addressed in Coordination.

Enrollment is limited to the first 45 people who apply, and no audition material is required. Auditors are also welcome. Each person will play for several teachers during the classes.
In addition to classes on Coordination, we are privileged to have Professor Karen Ritscher teach a 5Rhythms® Movement Class.

For more information, look at the fb page here.

Jun
26
Jun 29

32nd Annual PAMA Symposium: Medical Problems of Performing Artists

"Competitions and Creative Collaborations: Identifying and Promoting Healthy Artistry from Studio to Stage"

This year's theme is "Competitions and Creative Collaborations: Identifying and Promoting Healthy Artistry from Studio to Stage" and the primary learning objectives are as follows:

After participating in this Symposium, attendees will be able to improve the care of performers and advance the work of performing arts medicine as a field by:

  • Identifying current practices in arts and entertainment leading to biomechanical problems that contribute to injuries in performing artists.

  • Applying emerging research and treatment options for common musculoskeletal and neurologic problems and identifying specific treatment implications for the performing arts clinician.

  • Incorporating wellness education and information about the potential physical/psychological risks of performance, particularly those risks related to participation in competitions, in the care of both student and professional performers.

 

To learn more, go to artsmed.org

Jun
13
Jun 15

Karen Tuttle Coordination Conference 2014

A workshop style conference for teachers, professionals, and advanced students to explore Karen Tuttle's (1920-2010) teaching principles, namely her physical and emotional approach to the instrument: coordination.

Karen Tuttle, American violist and pedagogue, 1920-2010.

Karen Tuttle, American violist and pedagogue, 1920-2010.

Coordination is the word that Tuttle used to refer to her approach to the instrument. There are many aspects to this, including stance, balancing the instrument, physical releases, musical impulses, and emotional responses to the music. These concepts will be introduced to all of the participants, and all of the teachers will work with the participants to help them learn this approach.

Enrollment is limited to 48 participants so that everyone will be able to play several times in the classes. We will not ask for audition tapes, but suggest that this is not a workshop for beginning or intermediate players. Admission will be on a first come, first served basis.

  • Cost: $345 participant, $100 auditor
  • Housing fee (optional): $55 per night, shared room

To learn more or to register, visit The NYU summer site.

Jun
1
Jun 14

National Summer Cello Institute

The National Summer Cello Institute is a unique program tailored for professional, graduate, and advanced undergraduate cellists.  The focus of the program is on the close relationship between effective use of the body and musical communication.  Twenty two cellists who are selected by audition submission delve deeply into the connection between body awareness and cellistic proficiency, musical expression, effective teaching, and injury prevention. 

All selected participants attend the full two week Your Body Is Your Strad program, which include the Feldenkrais for All Musicians component.  They are exposed to a range of performance and pedagogical topics, represented by internationally acclaimed faculty.  

2014 NSCI faculty includes Uri Vardi of the University of Wisconsin - Madison, Timothy Eddy of the Juilliard and Mannes School, Richard Aaron of the Juilliard and University of Michigan, Feldenkrais Practitioner Hagit Vardi of the University of Wisconsin Integrative Medicine Program.

To learn more and register, visit the site here.  

Jun
1
Jun 6

Feldenkrais For All Musicians

The Feldenkrais for All Musicians (FAM) six-day workshop is for all instrumentalists, singers and National Summer Cello institute participants.  Its focus is to enhance awareness of the intimate relationship between the way musicians use their bodies and the music they create. The benefits of greater awareness are increased artistic vocabularies in performance and teaching, the ability to efficiently express musical intention, injury and pain prevention and healing from current injury.

Activities during the Feldenkrais for All Musicians workshop help participants advance instrumental performance and injury prevention by examining the integration of body and mind through movement and by providing an introduction to the Feldenkrais Method of somatic education.  The Feldenkrais Method involves the use of movement, touch and imagery as tools for learning new ways of functioning.  Because it improves mind-body awareness, it has proven to be highly effective in alleviating pain, anxiety, and movement difficulties.  Benefits of heightened awareness include improved body image, organization and function, all relevant to performance and teaching.

Faculty includes Certified Feldenkrais Practitioners Uri Vardi, Hagit Vardi, and Mark Erickson, PT, DSc, and improvisation master Matt Turner. The Vardis co-teach Feldenkrais for Performers (dancers, actors and musicians) at the UW-Madison and have conducted workshops for summer festival participants at Tunghai University in Taiwan, the Buchmann-Mehta Academy at Tel Aviv University, Bartok Conservatory in Budapest,  and the New World Symphony, among others.

Held in Madison, WI, visit the site for more information and to register. 

Mar
21
12:30 pm12:30

Health and Wellness of the Musician Course: From the Classroom to the Stage

The topics for music will cover:

• Hearing health.

• General medical health and wellness

for musicians.

• Neuromusculoskeletal conditions

• Music Performance Anxiety.

• Environmental concerns for musicians.

Are you a clinician or music educator who wants to know more about the intricacies of

musicians and playing related problems?  The Performing Arts Medicine Education

Committee is offering a Health and Wellness half-day multidisciplinary course to further the

knowledge and skills of clinicians and music educators working with musicians or music

students.

Held in Chicago, IL, in conjunction with the MTNA conference. 

 

Jan
30
4:00 pm16:00

Bootcamp: Pre-performance Routines with Dr. Noa

Dr. Noa Kageyama, creator of bulletproofmusician.com, will be in residence at NEC to lead two workshops as part of our spring peak performance series. The first session, Pre-Performance Routines, will explore the three key components of performance anxiety, the difference between right brain and left brain processing modes and how this affects practice and performance, and finally, the importance of making a great first impression. 

At Pierce Hall, New England Conservatory.