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Musicians Are Athletes, Too: The Physical Challenge of Being a Pro

In his article, “Musicians Are Athletes, Too: The Physical Challenge of Being a Pro”, Jim Farber discusses the striking similarities between professional musicians and professional athletes. As orchestral musicians return to work following and during the venue closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these similarities have become more obvious and more significant to both musicians and to the public. Interviews and personal experiences of 3 career musicians accentuate this piece.
Read the complete article, posted September 14, 2021, on San …

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AATA Podcasts!

Athletes and the Arts (AATA) is proud to present our all-original podcasts!
Hosts: Dr. Steve Karageanes and Yasi Ansari
Visit our main page on Captivate which lists all the places to find these podcasts:
https://athletes-and-the-arts.captivate.fm/listen
 
Upcoming Podcast — Renée Fleming
New York versus Philly: Dance Edition — AMSSM (Christine Cox, Marc Harwood, Melody Hrubes, Sheyi OjoFeitimi)
Oct 31, 2021 • 1 hr 14 min
Our biggest episode yet brings together the medical professionals in New York and …

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Aerosol Study: April 2021 Updates

There have been some exciting new developments in the Aerosol Study over the last week [NB: Week of April 12, 2021]. There are summarized in the bullet points below. Visit the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) web page to view the direct links.

Scientific Study Prepress Paper (40+ pages)

A scientific preprint of the research paper: “Measurements and Simulations of Aerosol Released while Singing and Playing Wind Instruments” based off the aerosol study is now …

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“Keep moving forward”: Kathryn Morgan on weight, roles, dancing

In Pointe Magazine, October 13, 2020, ballet soloist Kathryn Morgan discusses her roles and experiences at the Miami City Ballet, including why she left.
https://www.pointemagazine.com/kathryn-morgan-advice-2648194040.html
See also the mentioned YouTube video in the editor’s note, as well as the “related links” that follow the article.

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October 2020 discussion on the initiation and progress of the NFSHSA Aerosol study: a conversation with Mark Spede and James Weaver (1 hour)

 

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Sunshine for Health by Jeeyoon Kim

Sunshine for Health
By Jeeyoon Kim • Oct. 2, 2020
Reprinted with permission, courtesy of Jeeyoon Kim
Hello friends!
Last week I got my first blood test result back and it turned out that my vitamin D level was 12 (which apparently is in the sphere of severe deficiency). The doctor asked me if I had been living in a cave for years, and I joked that mine was called ‘living with a piano’. On a serious note, I was …

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From DANCER to DOCTOR – My Perspective, by Dana Sheng, MD

From DANCER to DOCTOR – My Perspective
Dana Sheng, MD
Though I did not become a professional dancer, my lifelong training and love for dance are the forces that led me to sports and performing arts medicine. When I was in medical school, I decided I wanted to work with ballet companies like the Boston Ballet. However, it was not until residency that I actually had the opportunity to work with dancers. Through Dr. Lauren Elson, I was connected with …

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Is Ballet A Sport? Doctors And Dancers Think So

Comparing the athleticism of ballet dancers and football players: read and listen to this interview-based article—Is Ballet A Sport? Doctors And Dancers Think So—presented on IdeaStream.

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