Fit to Perform

A longitudinal study of physical and mental fitness for performance

This strand of Musical Impact investigates the incidence and extent of injuries and ill-health among musicians working in Britain, as well as the physical, psychological, environmental and musical factors that determine musicians’ health and wellbeing.

From 2013 until 2017, junior and senior conservatoire students, staff and alumni will be offered the opportunity to participate in a variety of comprehensive physical and psychological health screening programmes. Alongside, the team will measure the impact of innovative interventions on health, as well as exploring how musicians experience health and wellbeing in their daily lives.

Current projects

The Fit to Perform team is currently working on the projects listed below. Please click on the links to find out more.

Fitness screening
Vocal screening

Fit to Perform team

Aaron Williamon (principal investigator)
Liliana Araujo
Louise Atkins
Ruth Lang-Roth
Philipp Mathmann
Rosie Perkins
Helen Reid
David Wasley

Project contact



Conservatoires UK