The ArtEZ Academy of Music pays a great deal of attention to health as part of its music courses. After all, professional musicians are like top-class sportspeople in a way. They, too, are subject to great physical and psychological demands, which can lead to complaints and injuries.
We understand that driven musicians work from a perspective of passion. Your instrument needs to be in top-condition to do so. At the same time, however, so does your body – physically, mentally and communicatively. You need to be in a healthy, sustainable and optimal condition to be able to perform artistically, without pain, discomfort or injuries.
For this reason, the ArtEZ skills lab Music&Health is responsible for your knowledge and mindfulness of your personal ‘instrument’ and for teaching you to use basic mental, physical and communicative skills. For example: healthy studying, dealing with stress, protecting your ears, physical preparation and restorative exercises, healthy use of voice, and life style. We offer a regular programme to all students, as well as electives for those who would like to learn more in smaller groups.
At the Music & Health Office Window, you can ask for individual advice or be referred to a specialised physician. ArtEZ Music&Health is connected to the NVDMG (Dutch Association for Dance and Music Medicine), and to the NCPA (National Centre Performing Arts).
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