Health Promotion in Schools of Music

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Initial Recommendations for Schools of Music

Kris S. Chesky, Ph.D.; William J. Dawson, M.D.; and Ralph Manchester, M.D., for the Health Promotion in Schools of Music Project


The primary goal of the Health Promotion in Schools of Music (HPSM) Project is to assist schools of music to prevent occupational injuries associated with learning and performing music. With this goal in mind, a national conference was hosted in the fall of 2004 to connect health care experts with individuals and organizations involved in the ...

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Video – Musician’s Performance Injuries – Prevention and Treatment – Dr. Mark Brodsky

In this series of videos, Dr. Mark Brodsky speaks with musicians about their performance related injuries and how best to treat / prevent them:


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Exercise is Medicine – Website

Exercise is Medicine:

Physical inactivity is a fast-growing public health problem and contributes to a variety of chronic diseases and health complications, including obesity, heart disease, diabetes,hypertension, cancer, depression and anxiety, arthritis and osteoporosis. In addition to improving a patient’s overall health, increasing physical activity has proven effective in the treatment and prevention of chronic disease. Exercise is Medicine™ is an initiative launched by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Medical Association (AMA) in November 2007, calling on patients to talk to their doctor ...

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London 2012: Many accomplished musicians among Olympians

On Sunday, August 5, the Toronto Star published an article in their front-page section highlighting The Conservatory’s Olympic alumni, and focusing on the performance training parallels between music and sport.

Included in this article were:

  • Interviews with Conservatory alumni who have competed in the Olympics, past and present
  • Quotes from James Anagnoson, Dean, Glenn Gould School, and Jesse Cooney, Centre Coordinator, The Achievement Program
  • Mentions of Conservatory Medals and Exams, The Glenn Gould School, The Achievement Program, and “the finest instrument is ...
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