Musician’s wellness is an under-researched topic, despite obvious impacts to overall wellbeing. Students, however, are at an age that they can start creating habits to grow an understanding of self-care practices that 1) are specific to musicians and 2) help them to keep making music in search of a career path that is healthy and sustainable.
In this session, presenters will:
- Explain the four dimensions of wellness as they relate to musicians: physical, social, emotional, and financial.
- Facilitate discussion around the principles of wellness for artists as taught at the university level.
- Share resources to apply with students; from a brief rehearsal break to long-term tactics for struggling students.
- Lead experiential exercises that offer a reset for CMEA attendees, and provide space to communicate about self-care experiences as they relate to career growth.
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