The UMSL Department of Music 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, the maintenance of hearing, vocal, and musculoskeletal health; injury prevention; and promotion of positive mental health. In addition to materials and resources that may be provided in coursework, we suggest the following resources:

For On-Campus Assistance:
UMSL Health, Counseling & Disability Access Services

 

Hearing health
Etymotic
Janet Horvath: "Playing Less Hurt"
Listen up: Tips for iPod and hearing safety
OSHA
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

In addition, the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) have developed a comprehensive overview of hearing health issues for postsecondary schools and departments of music. 
1.) Basic Information on Hearing Health, Administrators and Faculty
2.) Basic Information on Hearing Health, Faculty and Staff
3.) Protecting Your Hearing Health, Student Information Recommendations
4.) Protecting Your Hearing Health, Student Information Sheet


Musculoskeletal health and injury prevention
Musicians Health
Musicians and Their Health Care
Janet Horvath: "Playing Less Hurt"
Gia Publications, Inc.: Body Mapping
Association for Body Mapping Education
St. Louis Alexander Technique
American Society for the Alexander Technique
Guide to the Alexander Technique
Shirley Ryan Ability Lab
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

 

Health and safety in the work/study environment (University of Missouri policies and procedures)
Standard of Conduct
Rules of Procedures in Student Conduct Matters
Equity Resolution Process for Resolving Complaints of Harassment, Sexual Misconduct and Other Forms of Discrimination Against a Student or Student Organization
Equal Employment/Educational Opportunity Policy
Title IX Policy and Procedures – Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct in Education 
Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct in Education/Employment Policy

 

Additional resources
WebMD: Stage Fright (performance anxiety)
Blocked by Performance Anxiety?
Anxiety & Depression Association of America: 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 the University of Missouri - St. Louis is intended or implied. This information is supplied as a service to those who are attempting to find solutions to wellness issues.