Outputs

Throughout the project, a wide range of resources will be made available for musicians, health professionals and researchers including:

Practical resources for practitioners
Workshops for practitioners
Conference presentations
Articles, books and reports

Additional reading

The project team has published widely in the area of musicians' health and wellbeing. A selection of journal articles and book chapters published to date can be found below. New publications will be added here as the project progresses.

      Articles

Fancourt D, Auffeger L, & Williamon A (2015), Low-stress and high-stress singing have contrasting effects on glucocorticoid response, Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1-5 [DOI].

Clark T, Williamon A, & Redding E (2013), The value of health screening in music schools and conservatoires, Clinical Rheumatology, 32, 497-500 [DOI].

Wasley D, Taylor A, Backx K, & Williamon A (2012), Influence of fitness and physical activity on cardiovascular reactivity to musical performance, Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation, 41, 27-32 [DOI]

Ginsborg J, Kreutz G, Thomas M, & Williamon A (2009), Healthy behaviours in music and non-music performance students, Health Education, 109, 242-258 [DOI]

Kreutz G, Ginsborg J, & Williamon A (2009), Health-promoting behaviours in conservatoire students, Psychology of Music, 37, 47-60 [DOI]

Price K & Watson AHD (2011), Postural problems of the left shoulder in an orchestral trombonist, Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 40, 317-324.

Price K, Schartz P, & Watson AHD (2014), The effect of standing and sitting postures on breathing in brass players, SpringerPlus, 3, 210.

Redding E, Weller P, Ehrenberg S, Irvine S, Quin E, Rafferty S, Wyon M, & Cox C (2009), The development of a high intensity dance performance fitness test, Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, 13, 3-9 [DOI].

Redding E, Wyon M, Shearman J, & Doggart L (2004), Validity of using heart rate as a predictor of oxygen consumption in dance, Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, 8, 69-72 [DOI].

Redding E & Wyon M (2003), Strengths and weaknesses of current methods for evaluating aerobic power of dancers, Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, 7, 10-16 [DOI].

Kreutz G, Ginsborg J, & Williamon A (2008), Music students’ health problems and health-promoting behaviors, Medical Problems of Performing Artists, 23, 3-11 [DOI].

Wasley D, Taylor A, Backx K, & Williamon A (2012), Influence of fitness and physical activity on cardiovascular reactivity to musical performance, Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation, 41, 27-32 [DOI]

Watson AHD (2006), What can studying musicians tell us about motor control of the hand?, Journal of Anatomy, 208, 527-542.

Watson AHD, Williams C, & James BV (2012), Activity patterns in latissimus dorsi and sternocleidomastoid in classical singers, Journal of Voice, 26, e95-e105.

Williamon A & Thompson S (2006), Awareness and incidence of health problems among conservatoire students, Psychology of Music, 34, 411-430 [DOI]

Williamon A, Aufegger L, Wasley D, Looney D, & Mandic DP (2013), Complexity of physiological responses decreases in high stress musical performance, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 10(89), 1-6 [DOI].

      Book chapters

Ginsborg J, Spahn C, & Williamon A (2012), Health promotion in higher music education, in R MacDonald, G Kreutz, & L Mitchell (eds.), Music, Health, and Wellbeing (pp. 356-366), Oxford University Press.

Watson AHD (2014), Breathing in singing, in G Welch, J Nix, & D Howard (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Singing, Oxford University Press.

      Books

Watson AHD (2009), The Biology of Musical Performance and Performance-related Injury, Scarecrow Press.

Network

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