Percussion

Adding aquatic fitness to physical training routine

From Athletes and the Arts affiliate Drum Corps International:
“Jersey Surf adds aquatic fitness to physical training routine”, by Chris Weber, 02/08/2017
150 members of Drum Corps International took over the natatorium at Camden County Technical School for an 80-minute high-intensity training session in the pool.
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Injury Prevention: What Musicians Can Do

Submitted by Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)
MTNA webinar by Christine Guptill
Streamed live on Oct 21, 2016
Since many musicians’ injuries are related to practice habits, music teachers can and should play a vital role in injury prevention from the start. This webinar offers some clinical and research-based information to help teachers and students identify risks and prevent problems before they start.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_jDNaVRdPM

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A Mindfulness Approach to Warm-up for Musicians

Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way on purpose, in a particular way on purpose, in the present moment and being non-judgmental. Mindfulness includes being aware, curious, observant, being open to the experience and accepting. Thus mindfulness has to do with memory retention which is vitally important to those who worry about forgetting.
Click to download: Mindfulness Warm-Up for Musicians

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New Musicians Performance Pain Symptom Monitor

Athletes and the Arts in collaboration with PAMA (Performing Arts Medicine Association), and New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic & Assistance Foundation have developed a new tool to monitor musicians performance pain.  Musicians are strongly encouraged to complete this form to aid in their care.
Performance Pain Symptom Monitor (scroll to the bottom of the page that opens to find the performance pain symptom monitor)

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Educating Today’s Musicians to Keep them Healthy and Active

Musicians are catching up to the athletes in recognizing the importance of educating themselves on the broad topics of health and wellness. Until more recently, musicians were likely to ignore or deny any medical problems they were experiencing, whether psychological or physiological, playing through pain until they could no longer continue. MTNA has taken a pioneering role in embracing the vital topic of musician wellness. Meeting the need for access to wellness information, MTNA has introduced a number of significant …

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POSTER – Injury Risk in Collegiate Orchestra Musicians – Katrin Meidell, University of North Texas

POSTER – Injury Risk in Collegiate Orchestra Musicians – Katrin Meidell, University of North Texas

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Janet Horvath – Author of Playing Less Hurt

—Janet Horvath, associate principal cello of the Minnesota Orchestra for more than three decades, is a soloist, writer, and award-winning advocate for injury prevention. Her acclaimed book Playing (Less) Hurt An Injury Prevention Guide for Musicians is available on Amazon or at www.halleonard.com
Janet Horvath – Injuries Among Young People on the Rise
Interview with Janet Horvath: Author of Playing Less Hurt – Minnesota Public Radio
Janet Horvath – Playing Less Hurt (Video)

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Practice Considerations for the Musician (Sean McGowan)

View Practice Considerations for the Musician by Sean McGowan, DMA (DOC)

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