AATA Ambassador – Kathryn Morgan

Kathryn Morgan began studying ballet at age three at Mobile Ballet in her hometown of Mobile, Alabama. She attended the summer program at the School of American Ballet in 2004 and enrolled as a full time student that fall. Kathryn joined New York City Ballet as an apprentice in June of 2006 and became a member of the corps de ballet of the Company in February of 2007. In October 2009, Kathryn was promoted to soloist. Kathryn left the company due ...

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Expand Your Influence: Enhance Health And Performance In Music Students

Empowering Musicians: Teaching, Transforming, Living

By Randall W. Dick, MS, FACSM

MTNA is an active member of the AATA initiative, and its members have a unique opportunity to influence the development and longevity of musicians and their art for generations to come. Contrary to most sport athletes, musicians (both amateur and professional) and teachers have careers that extend many decades.

One of the early successes of Athletes and the Arts, particularly the Performing Arts ...

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Athletes and the Arts Overview – One Page Fact Sheet

ATHLETES AND THE ARTS links the communities of sport athletes and performing artists through collaborative exchange and programs focusing on wellness, training and performance research. ATHLETES AND THE ARTS recognizes that many performers are athletes whose health and performance can benefit from knowledge, programs and techniques developed for sport athletes.

Download the Athletes and the Arts General Handout

 

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Musicians and Hearing Loss – One Page Fact Sheet

• 50% of musicians may have problems with hearing loss.
• Listening to music, live or recorded, in performance or rehearsal, can result in significant exposure to high sound levels.
• Risk of injury is based on a combination of sound intensity and duration.
• Hearing loss is cumulative: all sources (24/7) of elevated sound levels contribute.
• Permanent noise-induced hearing loss is irreversible.
• Temporary noise-induced hearing loss is reversible with adequate rest and recovery.

 

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Keeping Your Voice Healthy – One Page Fact Sheet

The voice professional uses more than just his or her mouth, throat, vocal cords and lungs in producing sound. Although these organs are very important in making vocal sounds, the entire body is involved in the act of producing your voice. Your body is your instrument, and maintaining it in optimal condition goes a long way towards creating beautiful music. Here are some guidelines on keeping singers healthy.

 

Download the Keeping Your Voice Healthy one-page PDF fact sheet

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