Wellness Research

  • Alcantara, Pedro de. Indirect Procedures: A Musician’s Guide to the Alexander Technique. Oxford University Press, NY: 2013.
  • Bishop, Dorothy. The Musician as Athlete: Alternative Approaches to Healthy Performance. Kava Publications, Canada: 1992.
  • Conable, Barbara and Benjamin Conable. What Every Musician Needs to know About the Body. GIA Publications: 2000.
  • Dawson, William. Fit as a Fiddle: The Musician’s Guide to Playing Healthy. R&L Education: 2007.
  • Feldenkrais, Moshe. Awareness Through Movement. HarperCollins, NY: 1977.
  • Green, Barry and Timothy Gallway. The Inner Game of Music. Doubleday, NY: 1986.
  • Gates, Rachel. The Owner’s Manual to the Voice: A Guide for Singers and Other Professional Voice Users. Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • Heirich, Jane Ruby. Voice and the Alexander Technique: Active Explorations for Speaking and Singing. Berkeley, CA: Mornum Time Press. 2005.
  • Horvath, Janet. Playing (Less) Hurt. New York: Hal Leonard, 2010.
  • Kabat-Zinn, Jon. Mindfulness for Beginners:Reclaiming the Present Moment – and Your Life. Sounds True, Canada: 2012.
  • Kabat-Zinn, Jon. Wherever You Go, There You Are. Hyperion, NY: 1994.
  • Kleinman, Judith and Peter Buckoke. The Alexander Technique for Musicians. Bloomsbury, NY: 2014.
  • Klickstein, Gerald. The Musician’s Way: A Guide to Practice, Performance and Wellness. New
  • York: Oxford University Press, 2009.
  • Maisel, Eric. Performance Anxiety: A Workbook for Actors, Singers, Dancers, and Anyone Who Performs in Public.Backstage Books, 2005.
  • McAllister, Lesley Sisterhen. The Balanced Musician. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2013.
  • Moore, Bill. Playing Your Best When It Counts (Mental Skills for Musicians). N.p.: Playing Your
  • Best Consulting, 2011.
  • Nagel, Julie. Melodies of the Mind: Connections between Psychoanalysis and Music. Routledge, NY: 2013.
  • Nelson, Samuel H., and Elizabeth Blades-Zeller. Singing With Your Whole Self: The Feldenkrais Method and Voice.Lanham, MD: The Scarecrow Press, 2002.
  • Odam, George; Rosset I Llobet, Jaume. The Musician’s Body; a maintenance manual for peak performance.Guildhall School of Music and Drama. London, 2007.
  • Olson, Mia. Musicians Yoga. Boston, MA: Berklee Press, 2009.
  • Paull, Barbara, and Christine Harrison. The Athletic Musician: A Guide to Playing Without Pain.
  • Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1997.
  • Pearson, Lea. Body Mapping for Flutists: What Every Flute Teacher Needs to Know About the Body. GIA Publications 2006.
  • Ristad, Eloise. Soprano on Her Head. Real People Press, 1981.
  • Sataloff, Robert T.; Brandfonbrener, Alice G.; Lederman, Richard J. Performing Arts Medicine, 3rd Edition. Science Medicine, Narbuth 2010.
  • Taylor, Nancy. Teaching Healthy Musicianship: The Music Educator’s Guide to Injury Prevention and Wellness. NY: Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • Watson, Alan H. D. The Biology of Musical Performance and Performance-Related Injury. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2009.
  • Workman, Darin. The Percussionist’s Guide to Injury Treatment and Prevention: The Answer Guide to Drummers in Pain. Routledge, NY: 2006.

CMS Webinars, hosted by the College Music Society Committee on Musicians’ Health (Gail Berenson, Chair)

Athletes and the Arts – What Musicians Can Learn from Athletes; Randall Dick and John Snyder; Fall, 2015

A Musician’s Guide to the Brain: What We Need to Know and Why; Lois Svard; Spring, 2016

Addressing Issues on the Maintenance of Health and Safety in a Music Program; Linda Cockey; Fall, 2016

Challenges and Opportunities for College Professors Regarding Inclusion of Mental Health Courses in the Music Curriculum; Julie Jaffee Nagel; Fall, 2016

Demystify the Voice; Rachael Gates; October 20, 2017

The Emotional Practice Environment: How Thoughts and Moods Can Influence Muscle States and Injury Risk; Jennie Morton; December 8, 2017

Hearing is Our Business: When a Musician Suffers a Career-Ending Hearing Injury; Janet Horvath, MFA; October 19, 2018

Hearing Wellness for Music Educators; Heather Malyuk; Fall, 2016

How to Prevent Practice Wear and Tear from Progressing to a Playing Related Musculoskeletal Disorder (PRMD); Serap Bastepe-Gray; Fall, 2016

Mindfulness Practice for Collegiate Music Students and Faculty; Vanessa Cornett; Fall, 2016

Playing With Pain: When Too Much Music Becomes a Problem; William Dawson; November 17, 2017

Providing Collegiate Music Students the Same Healthcare that Collegiate Athletes Get; Jeff Russell; September 15, 2017

Sleep: The “Key” to Successful Music Making (& How Not Getting Enough Impacts Musicians); Pamela Pike; September 21, 2018

The Role of the Teacher in Keeping Our Students Healthy; Gail Berenson; February 16, 2018:

Team Teaching a Wellness Course; Linda Cockey, Pat Lamboni, and Robert McBrien; March 23, 2018

Vocal Health Protocols in Academic Institutions; Emily Martin-Moberly; Fall, 2016