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A Fitness Swimmer in Four Movements

A Fitness Swimmer in Four Movements

This challenge is not about time or victory; instead, it seeks timelessness and beauty. It’s about creating music, but it shares many parallels with swimming. Musicians and other performing artists know the feeling of stepping up, being exposed in front of a waiting crowd, and diving in. Yet for classical pianist Jeeyoon Kim, who is […]

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Health and Wellness a part of Texas K-12 Music Teachers Competency Exam

Melissa Hatheway, B.M.E. July 2014 In many states across the country, marching band can serve as a substitute for traditional physical education courses. These ensemble-based classes are taught by band directors, who are certified to teach K-12 Music. However, these teachers are not certified in physical education, despite being in charge of a class that […]

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Performance Artists As Athletes

Performance Artists As Athletes

Sports scientists could help musicians and other artists endure the stresses of their craft. (Inside Science) — They endure long hours of oft strenuous practice. The way to get better is to practice more, even when injured. For hours at a time, their hearts can beat at 65 percent of their maximum rate. Injuries are […]

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Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) statement on Wellness in Music Teaching

Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) statement on Wellness in Music Teaching: https://members.mtna.org/leadership/WellnessStatement.pdf

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Nutritional comparison between milk and other drink options

Nutritional comparison between milk and other drink options

Click to view the PDF  Rethink Your Drink

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Arts for Health’s Sake

“Arts for health’s sake,” from The Lancet, Vol. 383, March 29, 2014: View here: Arts for Health’s Sake – Lancet 3-29-14

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Health care for Performing Artists

Artists’ Health Care Task Forces’ 1994 Report to Congress The following is an excerpt from the report (pp 11-18): Report to Congress 1994

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Exercise is Medicine

Fact sheet from Exercise is Medicine, from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM): Exercise is Medicine

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