Health in
Music Education

September 30, 2016

Livestream Event

Improving performance and preparing the next generation for longer careers with less injury.

The 2004 UNT Health Promotion in Schools of Music Conference recommended educating students about hearing loss as part of ensemble-based instruction. TEKS adopted new health-related objectives in 2013 with implementation dates in 2015.

The Event

Experience personal stories from musicians and educators on the importance of preparing the next generation for longer careers with less injury.

There will be five engaging and expert presentations with valuable information on voice, muscle, and hearing health and hygiene. State law requires a new understanding of the health risks faced by music students. Through this livestream event, there will be direct correlations to how you can more effectively teach an appreciation for injury prevention strategies and ways to arm yourself with resources for adhering to the spirit of the TEKS rulings. The Texas Center for Performing Arts Health at UNT has an unique perspective with nationally recognized experts ready to support music educators achieve their objectives and improve the health of our arts community.

Tremors in his neck made it tough for musician Eric Nestler to play the saxophone. But he’s performing again after being treated by Dr. Sajid Surve, Associate Professor of Family Medicine at UNT Health Science Center. Read full story here.

In both sports and industrial literature, overuse injuries are shown to be preventable with proper training, education, and ergonomic design.

What’s next?

Watch live expert presentations and listen to real patient stories.

September 30, 2016
9:00am to 11:00am
Cost: $65.00
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Contact the Texas Center for Performing Arts Health. We will send you updates on resources and continuing education.

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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association advocates educating singers on proper vocal hygiene, which has been shown to reduce injury rates and improve quality of voice.