Music making and dancing are endlessly rewarding, yet make extensive physical and psychological demands on performers. It is an unavoidable fact that studying, performing, and consuming music and dance can impact health in both positive and negative ways. As a result, musicians and dancers can experience a range of performance-related health problems ranging from minor changes in function to acute injury, performance anxiety, and vocal and hearing health issues.
Health advisories for musicians issued by the Performing Arts Medicine Association and the National Association of Schools of Music offer a starting place to increase awareness of healthy behaviors and health risks.
Peabody’s clinicians, researchers, and instructors have collected resources to help musicians and dancers safeguard their health and well-being.
In addition, Peabody presents a range of wellness workshops and health services each academic year, including the Peak Performance Fundamentals program.