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Interview with Musician, Glenn Christensen – Staying Healthy and Connected during COVID-19

We chatted to ASPAH Ambassador Glenn Christensen about how COVID-19 has affected him. He discusses his thoughts on the crisis and shares ideas and strategies for performing artists to stay healthy and connected. Photo credit: Richard Tognetti How has the coronavirus crisis affected you as a professional performing artist so far? Obviously all of my […]

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Jo Lagerlow: flautist, musician, teacher, researcher

I presented my research at ASPAH in 2015. I was identifying the most common postural issues in children learning music and finding what cues and strategies we could give these kids to help them improve. Unsurprisingly, the research shows that if you tell kids about this stuff, they do improve, unless they really don’t care. […]

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Ambassador Interview: Glenn Christensen (ACO)

September 21, 2017 Ambassador, Musicians

ASPAH Ambassador Glenn Christensen of the Australian Chamber Orchestra discusses his career and performing arts healthcare. 1. How did you get involved in the performing arts? Why did you decide to pursue a profession in the performing arts? I started playing violin as a four year old in Mackay, Queensland, and always loved performing for […]

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Embodied Performance: Musicians and Movement

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” Bob Marley Growing up in Kingston, Bob Marley experienced the poverty and desperation that was to underpin these lyrics from the song ‘Trench Town Rock’. The line quoted celebrates the capacity of music to sweep you up out of everyday worries and […]

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Addressing Playing-related Pain: Some Ideas for Musicians

There is no single answer for anyone’s management of pain or prevention of injury. It requires addressing your particular instrument, your particular body, your particular lifestyle, your particular training. Following are some of the lessons I have learnt over the years that I would like to share from my experiences attempting to discuss and address […]

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