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Health and Safety for Musicians

Every music student, faculty and staff member should become familiar with the documents on Maintenance of Hearing Health and Vocal and Musculoskeletal Health and Injury Prevention linked below, providing basic information regarding the maintenance of hearing health, vocal, and musculoskeletal health and injury prevention.

Maintenance of Hearing Health

National Center for Voice and Speech (NCVS)
Occupational Noise Exposure (OSHA)
"Music Induced Hearing Loss and Hearing Protection," by John F. King
NASM-PAMA Advisories on Hearing Health

Vocal and Musculoskeletal Health

Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA)
"Athletes and the Arts: Educating Today's Musicians to Keep Them Healthy and Active"
The Complete Guide to the Alexander Technique
Teaching the Art of Movement in Music
Dalcroze Society of America
NASM-PAMA Advisories on Neuromusculoskeletal and Vocal Health
Protect Your Neuromusculoskeletal and Vocal Health Every Day