Musical Impact

Musical Impact
Musical Impact investigated the demands of making music with the aim of enhancing musicians’ health and wellbeing.

Few pursuits are as dynamic and enjoyable as making music. Physical and mental wellbeing can shape how musicians pursue their art and the pleasure they take from it. The results of recent research, however, suggest that pain and ill health are widespread among musicians and that healthy approaches to training and working in music are far from uniform throughout the profession.

Musical Impact generated new knowledge of the physical and mental demands of making music, contributing insight into chronic and acute health problems and examining effective strategies for promoting health across educational and professional contexts.

The project was a national initiative of Conservatoires UK, drawing on a network of musicians, scientists, and health professionals.

Musical Impact is run by the Centre for Performance Science.

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Project team

Aaron Williamon

Liliana Araújo

Louise Atkins

Terry Clark

Rosie Perkins

Project outputs

More information about the project can be found at Musical Impact – Healthy Conservatoires


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