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Music department health and safety

The Augustana College Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Augustana College is committed to informing students, faculty and staff of health and safety issues inherent to performing and listening to music. This includes but is not limited to students taking responsibility for safely maintaining hearing, vocal and musculoskeletal health as well as injury prevention. In addition to materials and resources provided in coursework, we suggest the following resources

Hearing health

Etymotic
Janet Horvath
Augustana Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing
Listen up: Tips for iPod and hearing safety
OSHA
NASM-PAMA Advisories on Hearing Health
Hear Here-Discreet Hearing Services
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

Musculoskeletal health and injury prevention

A Painful Melody: Repetitive Strain Injury Among Musicians
Musicians Health
Musicians and Their Health Care
Janet Horvath
Gia Publications, Inc.
Andover Educators
Alexander Technique International
American Society for the Alexander Technique
Guide to the Alexander Technique
Shirley Ryan Ability Lab
The Golandsky Institute
NASM-PAMA Advisories on Neuromusculoskeletal and Vocal Health

Vocal health

Texas Voice Center
Duke Voice Care Center
Singing for a Living
NASM-PAMA Advisories on Neuromusculoskeletal and Vocal Health
National Center for Voice and Speech

Augustana College student health resources

Student Health Care Information
Health and Safety While Abroad
Sexual Health Resources
Student Counseling Service
Augustana Public Safety Office
Accommodations and Disability Services
Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing

Additional resources

Furman University-Musician Health and Safety
Colorado Mesa-Musician Health and Safety
University of Iowa-Musician Health and Safety
Indiana University-Musician Health and Safety
Stage Fright (performance anxiety)
Blocked by Performance Anxiety?
Conquering Stage Fright
How to Make Performance Anxiety an Asset

Some of these links are to health-care providers who have expertise in a particular area. No endorsement or recommendation of any modality, provider, or individual practitioner by Augustana College is intended or implied. This information is supplied as a service to those who are attempting to find solutions to wellness issues.

Quad City Bass Fest tuning up for Sept. 14

Augustana College will host the first Quad City Bass Fest, a day-long workshop for bassists at all levels and all ages and a public recital.

Chamber Singers

Chamber Singers to perform in Barcelona

The Augustana Chamber Singers will perform five concerts in Barcelona, Spain, during a tour in July.

pirates of penzance

'The Pirates of Penzance' June 14, 16

Augustana faculty will perform and direct a local production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance,” June 14 and 16.

Quad City Bass Fest

Augustana College will host the first Quad City Bass Fest, a day-long workshop for bassists at all levels and all ages and a public recital.

Choir reception and performance

Alumni, parents and friends of the college are invited to a performance by the Augustana Choir, led by Dr. Jon Hurty, and hear about plans for the renovation of Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts and what it means for Augustana’s music programs.

Augustana Symphonic Band Concert

The Augustana Symphonic Band also will play a second fall concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 in Centennial Hall.