The Department of Music strives to provide students, faculty, and staff with pertinent information regarding health-related concerns.  The following links provide information on musculoskeletal issues, hearing issues, and vocal health issues. 

Musculoskeletal Issues:

Musicians and the Alexander Technique:

Preventing Musculoskeletal Injury (MSI) for Musicians and Dancers:

Understanding Repetitive Stress Injuries for Musicians, by Donn LeVie, Jr.:

Musicians and Injuries:

Hearing Issues:

General Hearing Loss Information:

Hear the Music, by Dr. Marshall Chasin:

Hearing Conservation for Musicians:

Decibel (Loudness) Comparison Chart:

Hearing Loss in the Orchestra:

Vocal Health Issues:

Classroom Acoustics:

National Center for Voice and Speech: Vocal Health:

Teaching and Voice Use:

Vocal Health for the Voice Teacher:

Nodules and Poylps:


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