AATA Podcast:

How Sound and Music Can Heal — (Renèe Fleming, Nina Kraus)

March 22, 2022 • 59 min

The power of music and sound to heal the mind and body is being unlocked through new neuroscience research and education. Exciting developments are showing how music and sound can tap into important brain functions and even treat such conditions as Autism, concussion, Alzheimer’s, and even aging. Yasi and Steven talk to two people at the forefront of this exploding field.

Acclaimed soprano Renèe Fleming is ...

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AATA Podcast: Marching To Their Own Beat

Marching To Their Own Beat — DCI and CD&BC (Vicki McFarland, Jennifer Pohlman, and Steven Rock)

Mar 1, 2022 • 1 hr 12 min

Marching band, drum corps, bugle corps…it’s part of sports worldwide, but it’s also its own entertainment industry, and competition is fierce and deep. Drum Corps International is Marching Music’s Major League, celebrating their 50th year of performance. They hold over 100 events and competitions, including Drumline Battles. One of the top competitors is the Colts Drum & Bugle ...

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What have athletes known for years that musicians are just beginning to apply to their practice and performances?

The College Music Society

Answered by Randall Dick: February, 2022.

Randall Dick, M.S., FACSM, is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. He has worked for 20 years with the National Collegiate Athletic Association, managing its sports medicine and injury prevention programs. He has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications and served on the US Lacrosse Sports Science Committee and as a consultant for Major League Baseball injury surveillance. He began developing the Athletes and ...

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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, ...

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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 available ...
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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.

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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