Health and Safety for Musicians

All School of Music Faculty, Adminstators, and Students should regularly review the available resources for maintaining Health and Safety standards set forth by NASM. The material below is excerpted from the NASM website. The right sidebar provides Faculty, Administrators, and Students with links to the NASM site where additional resources may be found.

BASIC INFORMATION ON 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.

1. Basic Information on Hearing Health – Administrators and Faculty

2. Basic Information on Hearing Health – Faculty and Staff

3. Protect Your Hearing Every Day: Information and Recommendations for Student Musicians

4.  Student Information Sheet – Protecting Your Hearing Health: Student Information Sheet on Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

BASIC INFORMATION ON NEUROMUSCULOSKELETAL AND VOCAL HEALTH (DRAFT MATERIAL AS OF AUGUST 2013)

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.

NASM-PAMA Advisories on Hearing Health

Draft Advisory Documents:
Basic Information on Neuromusculoskeletal and Vocal Health

Additional Resources:
Alexander Technique for Musicians
University of Illinois Wellness Center
McKinley Health Center