School of Music
Musician Health and Safety
The following resources contain best practices related to health and safety in musical settings. These are links to research-based strategies for maintaining personal health and safety within the contexts of practice, performance, teaching, and listening. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to supplement the resources below with professional information that is specific to their particular areas of music activity. Protecting Your Hearing Health
- NASM-PAMA Student Information Sheet on Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (pdf)
- Music Induced Hearing Loss and Hearing Protection, by John F. King, Au.D.
- OSHA: Noise/Hearing Conservation
- Hearing Loss Decibel Levels
- Noises and Hearing Loss
- The Role of Rest, by Ralph A. Manchester (pdf)
- A Painful Melody: Repetitive Strain Injury Among Musicians, by Tamara Mitchell (pdf)
- Repetitive Stress and Strain Injuries: Preventive Exercises for the Musician, by Gail A. Shafer-Crane (pdf)
- Performance Anxiety (WebMD)
- Conquering performance anxiety from inside out, by Helen Spielman (pdf)
- The Inner Game of Music, by Barry Green and W. Timothy Gallwey
- A Soprano on Her Head: Right-Side-Up Reflections on Life and Other Performances, by Eloise Ristad
- Students working in the COFAC Recital Hall must complete a training session on how to safely move the grand pianos on stage. Contact Joanie Herbert for information.
- Students working as audio/recording technicians must complete a training session on how to safely use the sound system and recording equipment. Contact Terry Solomonson for information.