Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Health and Wellness SIG "A Pioneering Partnership to Keep Musicians Performing"

March 22-26, 2014: Music Teachers National Association's National
March 21, 2014: MTNA/PAMA (Performing Arts Medicine Association)
Pedagogy Saturday

"A Pioneering Partnership to Keep Musicians Performing"
Chicago Downtown Marriott Hotel
Chicago, IL USA

MTNA And PAMA: A Pioneering Partnership To Keep Musicians Performing

This year's Pedagogy Saturday offers a unique pairing between two
highly respected professional associations who both serve as powerful
musician advocates. This highly anticipated collaboration offers the
opportunity to pair medical professionals with professional musicians
to discuss the needs and concerns of our members and to help them and
their students remain healthy and active.

8:00–9:00 a.m.
Anatomy 101: What Every Musician Needs To Know About The Body

Music teachers don't need to pass an anatomy exam to be effective, but
knowledge of how the body is built and functions can definitely be
helpful. This opening session will provide user-friendly insights into
our anatomy and physiology.

Kathryn Ananda-Owens, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota; Dr.
William Dawson, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois

9:15–10:15 a.m.
Keeping The Busy Musician Healthy And Functioning

This session emphasizes the roles of fitness and body-awareness
techniques. Alan Fraser shares his expertise with Feldenkrais and
piano technique. Clay Miller, a former professional ballet dancer,
specializes in orthopedics, and sports and arts medicine.

Alan Fraser University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia; Dr. Clay Miller,
Sports Medicine North, Peabody, Massachusetts

10:30–11:30 a.m.
Performance Awareness

This session provides the knowledge and skills to prevent occupational
health problems and enhance optimal musical performance throughout
one's career. Emphasis will be on the latest stress management
techniques utilizing surface electromyography video, heart rate
variability and guided imagery meditation.

Dr. John Chong, Musicians' Clinics of Canada, Ontario, Canada; Peter
Mack, NCTM, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, Washington

11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Lunch On Your Own

1:00–2:00 p.m.
What Can Go Wrong And What To Do To Get Back On Track

In spite of everyone's best intentions, things can go wrong as a
result of either playing-related or non-playing related activities.
Learn the early warning signs and know when to a visit to a medical

Dr. John Chong, Musicians' Clinics of Canada, Ontario, Canada; Ralph
Manchester, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York

2:15–3:15 p.m.
The Role Of The Teacher In Keeping Our Students Actively Performing

Teachers are often the first to learn of student's problems and are
their first line of defense. This session discusses common problems
and offers advice from both the medical and pedagogical perspectives
on what to do and where to turn.

Gail Berenson, NCTM, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio; Dr. William
Dawson, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois; Kathleen Riley,
Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland, Ohio

3:30–4:00 p.m.
Athletes And The Arts

Sport athletes and performing artists all try to optimize performance
and health. Athletes and the Arts is a national multi-organizational
initiative integrating the science of sport and the performing arts
for the mutual benefit of both.

Randy Dick, American College of Sports Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana

4:00–5:00 p.m.
Keys To Longevity As A Musician

Physical problems can affect a performing career. A musician and a
physician will informally discuss some of these challenges, providing
both insight and strategies for promoting health and wellness in the
face of adversity.

Dr. William Dawson, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois; Byron
Janis, Ambassador for the Arts/Arthritis Foundation, Honorary
Governor/Tel Aviv University, New York, New York

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