Portland-State-University 2023-2024 Bulletin

Mus 579 Wellness for Musicians

Musicians will learn to prevent injury and create a healthy lifestyle, focusing on the “Big Seven” wellness categories: Community, Self-Reflection, Nutrition, Exercise, Creativity, Sleep/Rest and Environment. Students explore course topics through lectures, journaling, essays, discussions, master classes, a research project and movement activities. Topics of study include: relationship with self, community and environment, nutrition, yoga, exercise, breathing, meditation, sleep and rest, hearing loss prevention, practice techniques, Body Mapping and the Alexander Technique.


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