Monthly Archives: September 2014

  • Playlist: Relaxing Fall

    Playlist: Relaxing Fall

    Posted on September 24, 2014 by Jessica Ryan in Relaxation.

      Can you believe that it’s already fall? I can’t. It seems like summer flew by and everything has suddenly returned to its usual frenetic pace. With a new season starting at the PSO, a class to TA at Carnegie Mellon University, and a running routine to maintain in preparation for upcoming races, I’m already [...]

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  • Healthy Hearing

    Healthy Hearing

    Posted on September 17, 2014 by Jessica Ryan in Musician Health.

      Did you know that the level of sound created by a symphony orchestra can reach up to 137 dB?[i] That’s almost as high as the 140 dB generated by a jet engine 100 feet away![ii] Frequent or continuous exposure to an orchestra playing at this volume can actually lead to hearing loss. Even people [...]

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  • Eight Tips for Healthy Practicing

    Eight Tips for Healthy Practicing

    Posted on September 5, 2014 by Jessica Ryan in Musician Health.

      In a 1986 survey of over 2,000 professionals belonging to the International Conference of Symphony and Orchestra Musicians (ICSOM), 76% of the musicians surveyed indicated that at some point during their careers, they faced severe injuries that forced them to stop performing.[i] Unfortunately, professionals aren’t the only musicians who experience injuries. Surveys of college [...]

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