Research in Performers’ Health

The films below highlight the latest research from Healthy Conservatoires members investigating the health and wellbeing of performers.

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Music Students’ Perceptions, Attitudes and Behaviours toward Health

Research investigating how music students consider and address their mental and physical wellbeing.

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Araújo L, Wasley D, Perkins R, Atkins L, Redding E, Ginsborg J, & Williamon A (2017), Fit to perform: an investigation of higher education music students’ perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors toward health, Frontiers in Psychology, 8 (1558), 1-19 [DOI].

Film produced by: Tantrwm Digital Media

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Music Students’ Physical Fitness

Research finding that more can be done to help ensure musicians are physically fit and ready to take the stage.

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Araújo L, Wasley D, Redding E, Atkins L, Perkins R, Ginsborg J, & Williamon A (2020), Fit to perform: a profile of higher education music students’ physical fitness, Frontiers in Psychology, 11 (298), 1-18 [DOI].

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Musicians’ Mental Health

Research investigating the degree to which professional musicians are mentally well through experiencing positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning, and accomplishment in their lives.

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Ascenso S, Perkins R, & Williamon A (2018), Resounding meaning: a PERMA wellbeing profile of classical musicians, Frontiers in Psychology, 9 (1895), 1-14 [DOI].

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Profiling Musicians’ Pain

Research investigating the degree to which, and where, musicians experience performance-related pain.

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Cruder C, Falla D, Mangili F, Azzimonti L, Araújo L, Williamon A, & Barbero M (2018), Profiling the location and extent of musicians’ pain using digital pain drawings, Pain Practice, 18, 53-66 [DOI].

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The Satisfaction and Stress of Singing Professionally

Research investigating how singers’ bodies react to the pressures of public performance.

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Fancourt D, Aufegger L, & Williamon A (2015), Low-stress and high-stress singing have contrasting effects on glucocorticoid response, Frontiers in Psychology, 6 (1242), 1-5 [DOI].

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Reacting to Audition Stress

Research demonstrating how performers’ hearts respond to the pressures of an audition.

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Chanwimalueang T, Aufegger L, Adjei T, Wasley D, Cruder C, Mandic DP, & Williamon A (2017), Stage call: cardiovascular reactivity to audition stress in musicians, PLOS One, 12 (e0176023), 1-14 [DOI].

Film produced by: Tantrwm Digital Media

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