Draft Advisory Documents: Basic Information
on Neuromusculoskeletal and Vocal Health
National Association of Schools of Music
Performing Arts Medicine Association
JULY 11, 2013
Call for Comment by August 16, 2013
The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) are requesting comment on a set of jointly authored advisory documents on neuromusculoskeletal and vocal health for musicians. Information of a medical nature is provided by PAMA: information regarding contextual issues in music programs, by NASM.
During this initial comment period, all feedback is useful; however, specific suggestions for textual changes, additions, or deletions are especially welcome, as are recommendations of additional resources and references.
- Any future use of these documents is completely voluntary.
- These documents are not standards or procedures for NASM accreditation.
- NASM standards and procedures are found in the NASM Handbook.
Please forward comment by Friday, August 16, 2013 to:
Assistant to the Executive Director
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS OF MUSIC
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, Virginia 20190
Phone: 703-437-0700, Extension 120
The Tool Kit Resources:
Before proceeding to the draft documents below, please review these important notes.
1. Information for Administrators and Faculty
A compendium of information for administrators and faculty. This is the most complete document of the set.
2. Information for Faculty and Staff
A compendium of basic information for faculty and staff. Significantly shorter than document 1, we expect that this version will have the widest use among faculty. It may be customized for local use within an institution or department of music.
3. Music Student Orientation: A Sample Order and Script
Basic information for in-person student orientation. This information may be used as a basis for developing an institution-specific approach to music student orientation. Institutions may wish to further customize the script and/or include local medical personnel in the orientation presentation or in a question-and-answer session following the presentation. A version geared toward customization by the institution will be included in the final website.
4. Music Student Guide
A student guide based on the orientation script. This information may form the basis for developing a unique guide written from the institutional perspective. This resource may partner well with the orientation presentation in item 3. A version geared toward customization by the
institution will be included in the final website.
5. Student Information Sheet -- Neuromusculoskeletal Health
A one-page summary of basic information for students. Institutions may wish to share this resource with students before, during, or after music student orientation. A version geared
toward customization by the institution will be included in the final website.
6. Student Information Sheet -- Vocal Health
Another one-page summary of basic information for students, this resource focuses directly on one partcular aspect of neuromusculoskeletal health: vocal health. Again, a version geared toward customization by the institution will be included in the final website.