Notes on Musician Health and Safety
The purpose of Notes on Musician Health and Safety at the UNC Pembroke Department of Music is to provide students and faculty with information regarding health and safety topics relevant to the practice, performance, teaching and listening of music.
This information is provided to address the accreditation standards of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) to increase awareness of the health and safety concerns of musicians. Further, the UNC Pembroke Department of Music seeks to promote an environment of wellness among its faculty and students.
“Health and safety depend in large part on the personal decisions of informed individuals. Institutions have health and safety responsibilities, but fulfillment of these responsibilities can and will not ensure any specific individual’s health and safety. Too many factors beyond any institution’s control are involved. Individuals have a critically important role and each is personally responsible for avoiding risk and preventing injuries to themselves before, during, and after study or employment at any institution.”
1National Association of Schools of Music (2012). Handbook 2011-12, 67.