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Please note that sessions and presenters are subject to change.

Last revised February 7, 2020.

Use the tabs below to see the daily schedules.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

  7:30 am Registration
  7:45 Welcome Remarks and Announcements - Kathleen Davenport, MD, 2020 Symposium Co-Chair; Bethany Bultman, 2020 Symposium Co-Chair
  8:00 - 10:00 Concurrent Sessions
    8:00 - 10:00
  8:00 A musculoskeletal screen for entry into vocational ballet to inform on passive range of movement and functional movement control, Moira McCormack, PT, MSc
  8:30 The Dance Aerobic Fitness Test - does it provide reliable and relevant information about physical fitness? Janine Stubbe, PhD
  9:00 Monitoring the health of dancers: lessons learned from the development of the Performing artist and Athlete Health Monitor (PAHM), Stephanie Keizer-Hulsebosch, MA
  9:15 Improving Outcomes for Injured Dancers Through Peer Support, Catherine Drury, LCSW; Mario Espinoza, LMSW
  9:30 Maximal Performance Programme: an educational programme for dance students to improve health knowledge, Annemiek Tiemens, MSc
  9:45 Choreography-specific injury prevention and conditioning programs in a professional ballet company, Emma Faulkner, PT, DPT; Mandy Blackmon PT, DPT

8:00 - 9:00
Workshops / Panels (Concurrent, pick one)

[Panel] Music Teachers: The Prevention "Buck" Stops Here, Judy Palac, DMA, MM, BM

Electromyography based functional neuromuscular diagnosis and biofeedback-training in musicians´ health, Dirk Möller, PhD, PT, Dipl.-Sportwiss.; Christian Lersch, Dipl.-Sportwiss.

From Voice Rest to the Performance Stage: The Journey of the Professional Classical and CCM Singer Through Voice Rehabilitation, Maurice Goodwin, MS; Abigail Dueppen, MM, MS, CCC-SLP

From Downbeat to Downward-Facing Dog: Incorporating Yoga from the Start of Music Education, Kristen Queen, BM, EdD, MM


9:00 - 10:00
Workshops / Panels (Concurrent, pick one)

Mindfulness Toolkit, Melissa Bishop, MPH, MSW

[Panel] Singin' the Blues: How Voice Specialists Work with non-classical genres, Kristen Sullivan, BA, DMA, MM

Best Practices to Splinting Musicians: Who, Wear & Why, Martha Paterson, OTR/L, CHT

  10:00 Poster Presentations with Authors (click to view) - Networking - Break

Richard J. Lederman Lecture

Jill Sonke, PhD - Director, Center for Arts in Medicine / Arts in Medicine, Dance, University of Florida


Lunch/Committee Meetings (Research Committee)

Optional Salon (space is limited, you must select to attend this salon when you register for the symposium)

Dancer engagement in health: What are we missing? Isabel Artigues [Home of Bethany Bultman, bring your lunch, 11:30 - 1:00 pm]

  1:00 - 2:00 pm Concurrent Sessions
    1:00 - 2:00
  1:00 Abuse Prevalence and Impact Among Symphony and Opera Musicians, Kensley Behel, BM, MM
  1:15 The Musician as Athlete: Psychological Response to Injury, Shulamit Sternin, MA
  1:30 East Meets West: Achieving Mind-Body Balance to Optimize Performance, Rose Grace, DMA; Diana Lee, MD
  1:45 Reframing wellbeing and artistic excellence: Overcoming barriers to engagement and leading change in orchestras, Peter Garden, BA

1:00 - 2:00
Workshops / Panels (Concurrent, pick one)

RED-S: Dispelling Myths and Building Trust in the Age of Information, Carolyn E Keeler, DO; Dan Benardot, PhD, RD

[Panel] Establishing the Epicenter for Innovation, Research, and Leadership for Health in Performing Arts Education, Jackie deMontmollin, EdD

Tinnitus: Can posture lessen the misery? Neil Cherian, MD and Kay Cherian, DPT


1:30 - 3:30 pm

Site Visit [Preservation Hall]: What Performing Does to the Body, John Chong, MD, FRCPC (Space is limited, pre-registration required)

  2:00 - 3:00 pm Concurrent Sessions
    2:00 - 3:00
  2:00 Investigating the impact of Feldenkrais Method Awareness through Movement classes on postural coordination patterns of pianists, Jillian Beacon, BMus, MA
  2:15 Managing and Treating MPA Through Group Therapy Inventions in the University Music School Setting, Emily Logan, BMus, MM
  2:30 Challenging Cognitions in Musical Performance Anxiety, Joann Marie Kirchner, PhD
  2:45 Sound Performers Canada: The Impact of a Blended Learning Course for Pre-Professional Musicians, Teri Slade, BMus, MA

2:00 - 3:00
Workshops (Concurrent, pick one)

Developing and Managing a Partnership for Integrating Health in Secondary Performing Arts Education, Meghan Taylor, BS, MM

A Pilot Study of the Feldenkrais Method's Impact on the Piano Playing, Janice ChenJu Chiang, DMA

Pre-class neuromuscular warm-up for prevention and self-management of SIJ dysfunction and anterior hip impingement in dancers, Sally Donaubauer, DPT

Elastic Taping Techniques to Prevent and Manage Common Performance Related Injuries in Musicians, Aviva Wolff, EdD, OT

  3:00 Poster Presentations with Authors (click to view) - Networking - Break
  3:30 - 4:45 pm Concurrent Sessions
    3:30 - 4:45
  3:30 Performance Anxiety in Musical Theatre Performers, Aisha James, MSc, BSc
  3:45 Development and Validation of the Musicians’ Health Literacy Tool MHL-Q19, Christine Guptill, PhD
  4:00 N-of-1 trials: A more practical research method for our performing arts community? Kat Cottrell, BS, MBBS
  4:15 Ultrasound evaluation of musicians with performing related musculoskeletal disease: focusing on neck, shoulder and upper limbs, Daniel Chiung Jui Su, MD

3:30 - 4:30
Workshops (Concurrent, pick one)

Rehabilitation for Playing-Related Injuries: a Motor-Behavioral Approach Employing Modular, Task-oriented Routines, Peter Stein, DC, MM, PhD

Injury Prevention and Understanding the Biomechanics of Indian Classical Dance, Kelli Sharp, DPT; Pranamya Suri, MD

Highlighting Somatic Awareness - Using Breath and Movement to Compliment A Mindful Practice, Judith Steel, MA, CMA; Susan Gillis, BFA, MEd, RYT

  4:45 Adjourn

Participants' Performance at the New Orleans Mint (New Orleans Jazz Museum) (email us to be a part of the performance)

Followed by Make Music NOLA Student Orchestra Performance

Poster Presentations Sunday, June 21, 2020

The Impact of Health Promotion Strategies in University Dancers, Isabel Artigues, BSc, MSc

Occurrence of musculoskeletal health complaints and corresponding risk factors among music students and non-music students, Nikolaus Ballenberger, MPT, MSc, PhD, PT

Drummers’ Engagement in Warm-up, Cool-down, and Break-taking Behaviors, Dylan Durward, BAHSc

Campus-based interdisciplinary treatment for a college dancer with pre-patellar bursa excision facilitates early return to dance, Amanda Greene, BA, DPT

Bridging the Gap Between Research and Reality: An Investigation into the Malnutrition of Dancers, Samantha Gulewich, BS, BA; Kristen Nieders, BS

Embracing Scoliosis: the Mental and Physical, Maddie Miller, BFA

Assessment of Physical Fitness and Body Composition in First-Year Collegiate Dancers, Barry Parker, PhD

Baroque / classical / romantic piano styles’ muscular impact on pianists, Iulia Toma, PhD

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