Related PAM Websites

Use the following links for listings per category:

1. Performing Arts Medicine Organizations

2. Performing Arts Medicine Clinics

3. Recommendations for Music Schools

4. Educational Opportunities in Performing Arts Medicine

5. Performing Arts Organizations

6. Occupational Health

7. Hearing

8. Mental Health

9. Musculoskeletal System

10. Nutrition

11. Voice

12. Health and Safety Support for Performing Artists

13. Related Literature

14. Somatic-based Educational Resources


Performing Arts Medicine Organizations

•  American Physical Therapy Association: Performing Arts Special Interest Group

•  Artists' Health Alliance

•  Arts Medicine Aotearoa NZ (New Zealand)

•  Arts Medicine Europe

•  Athletes and the Arts

•  Australian Dance Council

•  The Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare

•  Austrian Society for Music and Medicine

•  British Association for Performing Arts Medicine

•  Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Musikphysiologie and Musikermedizin (German Association for Music Physiology and Musicians' Medicine)

•  German Performing Arts Medicine Group

•  International Association for Dance Medicine and Science

•  The International Foundation for Performing Arts Medicine (IFPAM)

•  Italian Performing Arts Medicine Group

•  Medecine des Arts

•  Musicians' Health Scotland

•  New Orleans Musicians' Clinic & Assistance Foundation

•  SHAPE America

•  TanzMedizin Deutschland (German Dance Medicine Association)


Performing Arts Medicine Clinics

•  The Clinic for Performing Artists at Virginia Mason Medical Center (Dr. Michael Weinstein)

•  Harkness Dance Center (Dr. Marijeanne Liederbach)

•  Medical Program for Performing Artists at RIC (Dr. Alice Brandfonbrener)

•  Medisch Centrum voor Dansers en Musici (Medicine Center for Dancers and Musicians) (Dr. Boni Rietveld)

•  Methodist Center for Performing Arts Medicine (Dr. Richard Stasney)

•  Musicians' Clinics (Drs. John Chong and Marshall Chasin)

•  MusicPhysio (Dr. Bronwen Ackermann)

•  Sports Medicine North (Dr. Clay Miller)

•  Texas Voice Center (Dr. Richard Stasney)

•  The Cleveland Clinic: Performing Artists (Dr. Richard Lederman)


Recommendations for Music Schools

•  Health Promotion in Schools of Music


Educational Opportunities in Performing Arts Medicine

•  George Mason University Center for Arts and Wellness

•  Hanover Univ.: Institute for Music Physiology & Arts Medicine

•  Healthy Musician Workshop

•  Long Island University: ADAM Center

•  Performing Arts Medicine at Ithaca College

•  School for F.M. Alexander Studies, Australia

•  Texas Center for Music and Medicine

•  University College London - MSc in Performing Arts Medicine course

•  University of San Francisco School of Medicine


Performing Arts Organizations

•  American Choral Directors Association

•  American Guild of Organists

•  American Music Therapy Association

•  American String Teachers Association

•  College Band Directors National Association

•  International Clarinet Association

•  International Double Reed Society

•  International Horn Society

•  International Society of Bassists

•  International Trombone Association

•  International Trumpet Guild

•  MENC: The National Association for Music Education

•  Music Teachers National Association

•  National Flute Association

•  National Association of Teachers of Singing

•  Percussive Arts Society

•  Texas Music Educators Conference

•  West Australia Music Teachers' Association


Occupational Health

•  American Federation of Musicians

•  National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

•  Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)



•  American Academy of Audiology (AAA)

•  American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

•  American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

•  Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO)

•  Associaton of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss

•  Better Hearing Institute (BHI)

•  Community for Accredited Online Schools - Resources for the deaf and hard of hearing community

•  Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC)

•  Danish Society for Medical Informatics

•  Deaf Linx

•  Deafness Research Foundation (DRF) and the World Council on Hearing Health (WCHH)

•  EAR Foundation

•  H.E.A.R. Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers

•  Hearing Health and Technology Matters - Hear the Music Article

•  House Ear Institute (HEI)

•  League for the Hard of Hearing (LHH), New York

•  National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA)

•  National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

•  Noise Pollution Clearinghouse (NPC)

•  Sertoma International

•  Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center (VMBHRC)

•  WISE EARS!: A Public Education Campaign to Prevent Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

•  Hearing Review


Mental Health

•  Arts division of American Association of Psychology

•  Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA)

•  International Institute for Psychology and the Performing Arts (IAPPA)

•  Mental Health Association in Texas

•  Metropolitan Center for Mental Health

•  Mick Walsh Consultant Psychotherapist

•  National Mental Health Association

•  UNT Testing and Counseling Services

•  Social Phobia/Social Anxiety Association (SP/SAA)


Musculoskeletal System

•  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

•  American College of Rheumatology Classification Criteria for Rheumatic Diseases

•  Arthritis Foundation

•  Care4Dystonia, Inc.

•  Dystonia Medical Research Foundation

•  Ergonomics Society (UK)

•  National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMSD)

•  Preventing Musculoskeletal Injury (MSI) for Musicians and Dancers

•  The Indiana Hand Center



•  Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

•  Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

•  Eating Disorders (AED, Dancers)

•  International Food Information Council Foundation

•  National Nutritional Foods Association

•  Nutritional Issues

•  World Health Organization N utrition for Health and Development



•  British Voice Association

•  Canadian Voice Care Foundation

•  Maintaining Vocal Health

•  National Center for Voice and Speech

•  Pacific Voice and Speech Foundation

•  Scleroderma Foundation

•  Scleroderma Research Foundation

•  Society of Singers: Health Care Aid for Singers

•  Texas Voice Center

•  The Voice Foundation

• The Voice Problem Website


Health and Safety Support for Performing Artists

•  Arts, Craft, and Theater Safety

•  Boston Musicians' Association

•  Local 802 Musicians' Union: Associated Musicians of Greater New York

•  Music and the Deaf

•  Music Cares (Grammy)

•  Musicians' Health at Ovation Press String Visions

•  Safe Gigging: Health and Safety for Musicians

•  Texas Commission on the Arts: Health Hazards


Related Literature

•  Artists and Mental Health

•  BioMed Central (Open access journals)

•  JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association)

•  Journal of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions (open access)

•  Janet Horvath - Playing Less Hurt Book for Musicians

•  Medical Problems of Performing Artists (MPPA) Journal

•  Music Acoustics

•  NATS Publications (National Association of Teachers of Singing)

•  Trumpetworks Press

•  The Motions Of Wind Instrument Performance (William J. Dawson, M.D.) (PDF download)


Somatic-based Educational Resources

•  Alexander Technique, the Complete Guide

•  Alexander Technique Center

•  Alexander Technique Centre, Ireland

•  Alexander Technique International

•  American Society for the Alexander Technique

•  Andover Educators

•  Associazione Italiana Insegnanti Metodo Feldenkrais (Italian Association Teaching Feldenkrais Method)

•  Feldenkrais - Verband sterreich (Feldenkrais - Federation Austria)

•  Nederlandse Feldenkrais Vereniging (Netherlands Feldenkrais Association)

•  Polestar Pilates Education

•  Professional Association of Alexander Teachers (PAAT)

•  School for F.M. Alexander Studies, Australia

•  The Feldenkrais Guild - UK

•  New York Teacher Certification Program


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