Embouchure Dystonia - Trombone - "Losing the Lip" - Loss of Lip Control Wind Instruments -- Music and Medicine on MondayClick Here

Music and Medicine on Monday (M+M+M) at the University of Iowa - Schedule of Events and Disclaimer

Sequential release of videos on the first Monday of each month

 

1. Monday March 4th 2024

Cello - performance and commentary with medical review

            focus: hand/arm positioning - stretching/warmup/dealing with injury

 

2. Monday April 1st 2024

Teaching Vocal Health as a Music Educator

           focus: safe singing - vocal warmup/warm down, straw phonation (SOVT exercises), vocal rest, imaging of the larynx, Lombard effect, conserving teacher's voices

 

3. Monday May 6, 2024

Hearing Protection for Musicians - Three Trombones - performance and commentary with medical review

              focus: noise induced hearing loss - ear protection 

 

4. Monday June 2, 2024

Embouchure Dystonia - Trombone - "Losing the Lip" - Loss of Lip Control Wind Instruments -- Music and Medicine on Monday

                    focus: define, diagnose, prevent and manage embouchure dystonia

 

 

 

Recordings 

1. October 21, 2023 recordings completed

Cello - performance and commentary with medical review

            focus: hand/arm positioning - stretching/warmup/dealing with injury

Double Bass - performance and commentary with medical review

            focus: body positioning/ergonomics differing techniques

2. November 17, 2023 recordings completed

Embouchure Dystonia -Trombone - performance and commentary with medical review

             focus: musician dystonia/embouchure dystonia methods to avoid and adapt/medical treatment

Hearing Protection for Musicians - Three Trombones - performance and commentary with medical review

              focus: noise induced hearing loss - ear protection 

3. February 24, 2024 recordings completed

Health Issues Playing the Marimba - Repetitive Motion, Posture, and More 

                 (protocol in preparation)

Vocal Health in the Professional Singer 

                (protocol in preparation)

Teaching Vocal Health as a Music Educator -- Music and Medicine on Monday performance and commentary with medical review

                 focus: safe singing - vocal warmup/warm down, straw phonation (SOVT exercises), vocal rest, imaging of the larynx, Lombard effect, conserving teacher's voices

4. Future Recordings:

Guitar hand/forearm/shoulder/back health issues; the aging guitarist; dystonia, 

Performing with Hearing Loss

Pregnancy impact on professional wind instrument players

Performance Anxiety management

Breathing and pulmonary considerations for euphonium and tuba

Hand problems playing the oboe

Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) in musicians

Disclaimer for M+M+M video / audio podcasts

The contents of these video / audio podcast are for information purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment of any health condition or problem. The University of Iowa does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned this video or audio podcast and you should not rely on the information provided for medical decision making and should direct all questions regarding medical matters to their physician or other health care provider. Although the standards discussed herein reflect that which is provided in greater detail on the University of Iowa’s Head and Neck Protocols website, reliance on any information provided herein is solely at your own risk and does not create an express or implied physician-patient relationship.  

Mission Statement for M+M+M

The mission of “Music and Medicine on Monday” (M+M+M) is to provide an open on-line website Music and Medicine on Monday at the University of Iowa - Schedule of Events | Iowa Head and Neck Protocols (uiowa.edu) supplemented with videos and podcasts to educate teachers, students, musicians, and music-lovers how ‘to play and to stay healthy’. 

The M+M+M program is part of a larger the website (Iowa Head and Neck Protocols (uiowa.edu) which has expanded from its initial goal to provide clinically relevant information to health care providers. It now is also directed to others with an interest in medically related topics – including musicians.  Daily updates are performed to the Iowa Head and Neck Protocols by health care providers at the University of Iowa under the supervision of the Iowa Protocols Review Committee (IPRC). This committee is comprised of members of the University of Iowa Otolaryngology Department including the clinic administrator.

Support for the Iowa Head and Neck Protocols comes from institutional grants and donations listed in the navigation panel on each page (List of Donors). The Department of Otolaryngology, the School of Music, and the University of Iowa wish to acknowledge the support of those who share our educational goal. The University of Iowa appreciates that supporting benefactors recognize the University of Iowa's need for autonomy in the development of the content of the Iowa Head and Neck Protocols.

Other Resources:

On Line Medical Journal focused on Musicians: Music and Medicine (iammonline.com)

Performing Arts Medical Association (PAMA): Home - PAMA (artsmed.org)

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