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Special Needs Drum Corps To Make History By Competing At World Championships

OLD BETHPAGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A special needs drum corps from Long Island has been invited to perform and compete and the world championships in Williamsport, Penn.
Hard work is paying off on Long Island. A group of musicians are proving that no matter what your abilities, you can accomplish anything you set your mind to, reported CBSN New York’s John Dias.
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Sport Psychology and its impact on Performing Artists

Making Music
How Sports Psychology Benefits Musicians
Cherie Yurco
Between juggling rehearsals, performances, and a day job, you may feel you are under constant pressure as a recreational musician. Aside from the physical demands, your mental skills are put to the test. To cope, music makers may want to seek help from sport psychology consultants, known for assisting athletes.
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Athletes and Arts in the News

Combining athletics and art: Dance majors talk challenges, discipline (Chapman University: The Panther)

by Mimi Fhima

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2018 By Artists, For Artists Report Released

Announcing the Release of the 2018 By Artists, For Artists Report on
Massachusetts Artists of all Disciplines, Makers, and Creative Entrepreneurs
The Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition (MALC) and Artmorpheus are proud to announce the release of the 2018 By Artists, For Artists report on Massachusetts artists of all disciplines, makers, and creative entrepreneurs. Artists and creatives play a vital role in the cultural life and creative economy of Massachusetts, and this report provides critical insights that will guide advocates and …

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Work, Money Worries Leave Many Musicians Singing the Blues

Date: August 2, 2018
Work, Money Worries Leave Many Musicians Singing the Blues
Dell Med Researcher Identifies Key Factors Affecting Musicians’ Mental Health
Researchers from Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with the mental health-focused SIMS Foundation, have identified work and financial stress as risk factors that may increase clinical depression and anxiety among musicians, according to new study findings presented at the 36th Annual Performing Arts Medicine Association …

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High Metabolic Demands of Performing in a Competitive Drum Corps

This video, from Drum Corps International, gives a look into the incredibly high metabolic demands of performing in a competitive drum corps. These marching athletes can rehearse for 8- 12 hours per day over the course of their 3-month rehearsal and competition seasons. The show design from DCI corps often serve as inspiration for competitive high school marching bands.

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You Got This

The New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic’s You Got This (YGT) mental health initiative was created as a response to the growing suicide epidemic in the creative community. YGT is a compassionate, inclusive mental health outreach program designed for creatives and performing artists to help calm suicidal thoughts, feelings and plans by promoting optimal mental health self-care. Directed by a community task force in collaboration with local and national mental health and performing arts medicine advocates, YGT is focused on providing increased access to …

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A Call to Action: Suicide in the Creative Community – “You Got This” Initiative and James Blake

Highlights from the 2018 PAMA International Symposium
Media spotlights this call to action:

Consequences of Sound

The Guardian

The Resident Advisor



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