SMU405H1: Health and Music Performance

Fixed Credit: 
0.50

The course explores the relationship between health and music performance. This exploration will include factors that shape the performance of healthy musicians as well as health risks and illnesses that can be encountered by professional and amateur musicians. Social determinants of health and advocacy issues for musicians’ health will also be addressed. This course will contribute to your understanding of how health professionals, policy makers, funding agencies, arts management organizations, educators and musicians themselves can contribute to improved health outcomes in this special population. Throughout the course, cases, videos, readings and guest lectures will enhance your understanding of the complex interactions between health and music performance.

Prerequisite: 

In Year 3.

Exclusion: 
Note: 
Not offered in 2020-2021