The following is a brief list of books, articles, dissertations and theses that relate to a number of performance-related health and safety issues, including but not limited to: vocal health, hearing and musculoskeletal issues, and healthy musician behaviors.All materials listed may be found online (links provided) or in the Consortium or Loussac Library
Books regarding practice and performance health and safety
Klickstein, G. (2009). The musician's way: A guide to practice, performance, and wellness. New York: Oxford University Press. Located at: Loussac Library.
Articles regarding practice and performance health and safety
Bereson, G. (2005). Health promotion in schools of music: The impacts on college faculty. The American Music Teacher, 54 (6), pp. 103-104.
Brown, O. L. (1999). Maintaining vocal health. Teaching Music, 6 (5), pp. 33-35. Complete article located at: UAA Consortium Library
Cockey, L. (2007). Annotated bibliography on musician wellness. The American Music Teacher, 56 (6), pp. 28-41.
Erickson, M. L. (2012). The traditional/acoustic music project: A study of vocal demands and vocal health. Journal of Voice, 26 (5), pp. 664.e7-664.e23.
Frederickson, K. B. (2002). Fit to play: Musicians' health tips. Music Educators Journal, 88 (6), pp. 38-44.
Ginsborg, J., Kreutz, G., Thomas, M., & Williamon, A. (2009). Healthy behaviors in music and non-music performance students. Health Education, 109 (3), pp. 242-258.
Guptill, C., & Golem, M. B. (2008). Case study: Musicians' playing-related injuries. Work, 30 (3), pp. 307 – 310.
Guptill, C., Price, K., & Watson, A. H. D. (2011). Case study: Postural problems of the left shoulder in an orchestral trombonist. Work, 40 (3), pp. 317-324.
Guptill, C., & Zaza, C. (2010). Injury prevention: What music teachers can do. Music Educators Journal, 96 (4), pp. 28-34.
Jones, C. A. (2001). Music and medicine: Preventing performance injuries. Teaching Music, 9 (2), pp. 22 – 30.
Revak, J. M. (1989). Incidence of upper extremity discomfort among piano students. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 43 (3), pg. 149. Complete article located at: UAA Consortium Library.
Dissertations and Theses regarding practice and performance health and safety
Cox, S. E. (2009). Recognition, evaluation, and treatment options of performance-related injuries in woodwind musicians. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Memphis.
Deatherage, P. M. (2003). Effects of music on extended high frequency hearing. Masters Thesis, Miami University.
Guptill, C. A. (2010). Survivors on the edge: The lived experience of professional musicians with performance-related injuries.Doctoral Dissertation, University of Western Ontario.
Miller, C. W. (2009). Musicians with hearing loss: a basic guide for teachers and performers. Doctoral Dissertation, University of South Carolina.
Nichols, L. L. (2010). Investigating vocal hygiene habits in professionally managed classical singers. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Minnesota.
Ro, J. I. (2006). Risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders among performing musicians. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Schwartz, S. (2006). Vocal health of middle school and high school choral directors. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Miami.
Speck, L. (2009). Overuse injury and body awareness in string players: A resource guide for educators and performers. Doctoral Dissertation, Arizona State University.
Vincent, B. R. (2010). The effect of hearing conservation counseling using individualized OSHA and ACGIH noise exposure data on music majors' perception of sound exposure. Masters Thesis, University of Alabama.