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Music department health and safety

Augustana College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

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
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.

music video

Even without an audience, music students find joy, purpose

Music students aren't able to perform for an audience due to COVID-19, but in some ways this has caused them to look at music with fresh eyes:

Santka Lucia festival

Sankta Lucia lights up the holiday despite pandemic

The annual Sankta Lucia Festival at Augustana College will premiere on video beginning at 6 a.m. Dec. 13.

James Lambrecht

To keep making music, they first had to make music masks 

If Augustana students and faculty were to keep making music this fall, they first had to have masks. Very special masks. Not available in any store.