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 provides students with P.E. credit. This disparity can also be seen within the K-12 Music teacher certification tests, which do not provide the public …

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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 common, and there’s always someone waiting to take your spot.
Life in the arts can be tough.
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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:

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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

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

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“Minneapolis might require bars to provide free earplugs”

From City Pages – Minneapolis City Council
By Aaron Rupar Fri., Mar. 14 2014 at 2:10 PM
Minneapolis Council Member Jacob Frey has introduced an ordinance that would require all establishments with on-sale liquor licenses to provide free earplugs to patrons and employees.
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