Health and Safety Information
HEALTH AND INJURY
Practicing properly is essential to every musician's best interest. Please refer to your applied teacher in utilizing proper techniques and exposure to prolonged strain on muscle groups, tendons, and bones associated with your instrument or voice.
Psychology Today on Performance Anxiety
It is important that proper precautions are made in protecting yourself from hearing loss. Decibel levels exceeding 90 or more should be limited to no more than 2-3 hours per day. Therefore it is essential to not have 3 or more large ensemble rehearsals back to back. Students are encouraged to supplement information obtained in their lessons, master classes, and guest lectures regarding musicians' health and safety issues by utilizing some of the resources listed below.
NASM-PAMA Advisories on Hearing Health
Student Information on Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
OSHA on Occupational Noise Exposure