Many musicians experience performance-related health problems (PRHPs), most of which are preventable. Music educators play a primary role in the prevention of PRHPs in the music classroom. Stress velopharyngeal insufficiency (SVPI) in wind musicians is a condition affecting soft palate closure, causing air to escape through the nose while blowing through the mouth into the instrument. Although SVPI is serious and potentially career ending for wind instrumentalists, there are limited resources for music educators on SVPI prevalence, causes, management, and prevention. Read the full publication here.
Synthesizing the Literature on Stress Velopharyngeal Insufficiency in Musicians: Recommendations for Music Educators
Rennie-Salonen, B and De Villiers, F (Nov 2020) Musicians’ occupational health in South Africa: Promoting awareness and understanding in music teachingNovember 10th, 2020