Vol. 1 | No. 10 | By Grecia Melendez
Have you ever stopped and considered what all goes into performing arts from the performer’s perspective? Think about all the muscles used to produce a sound or perform technical passages. What about the mental preparation performers work on order to execute their craft? Vocalists, pianists, clarinetists, and other instrumentalists face unique challenges in order to manipulate their instruments to perform properly. Being a performer can be seen as an occupation. Just as other occupations have their challenges, such as food service workers with repetitive stress injuries and construction workers with back injury, musicians and performers have their own. Understanding the health of performing artists can help prevent serious injuries in their profession.