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LSU Health and New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic: A Unique Alliance

The New Orleans Muscians’ Clinic (NOMC) regularly connects uninsured and underinsured performing artists with services in the LSU Healthcare Network. This is the only alliance in the United States specifically between a healthcare system and a health clinic devoted to performing artists.
Read the full article, “LSU Health New Orleans Supports Musicians and Artists“.

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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 …

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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 …

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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, on San …

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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 …

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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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October 2020 discussion on the initiation and progress of the NFSHSA Aerosol study: a conversation with Mark Spede and James Weaver (1 hour)


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Sunshine for Health by Jeeyoon Kim

Sunshine for Health
By Jeeyoon Kim • Oct. 2, 2020
Reprinted with permission, courtesy of Jeeyoon Kim
Hello friends!
Last week I got my first blood test result back and it turned out that my vitamin D level was 12 (which apparently is in the sphere of severe deficiency). The doctor asked me if I had been living in a cave for years, and I joked that mine was called ‘living with a piano’. On a serious note, I was …

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