Caring for the Early Music Community

Sunday, March 28, 2021 marked the final presentation in EMA’s three-month-long wellness series “The Well-Tempered Musician.”Between January and March 2021, EMA presented more than 40 free sessions highlighting physical, mental, and emotional well-being, and we’d like to thank all of our presenters and the hundreds of you who took part.

An overwhelmingly positive response to this programming has prompted us to consider the permanent place of wellness as a part of EMA’s overall commitment to serving the field of Early Music, and we are excited to announce that the Well-Tempered Musician (WTM) will continue as an aspect of our year-round programming. Plans for future sessions and workshops will be available on this page soon.

Well-Tempered Musician Keynote Discussions

Fieldwork While Being a Performing Musician
Cooking & Baking as Elements of Wellness
La Belle Danse: A Discussion of Historical Dance

Ars Lyrica’s Concert & Conversations: Ep. 19 | The Collaborative Power of Music and Medicine. Shared with permission.

Athletes and the Arts website offers many resources and articles

Backline is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that connects music industry professionals and their families with mental health and wellness resources

National Organization for Arts in Health

Healing Collective Therapy Group – Therapy for Creative Artists

Center for Performing Arts Medicine at Houston Methodist
Online resources
Performing Arts Services

Center for the Performing Artist at Weill Cornell Medicine, New York

Physical Wellness Centers for artists/musicians
New Orleans

The American Federation of Musicians (AFM) has a list of resources (financial and health) for both Canada and the USA

Personal sites
Musicians Health Collective
Embodied Singer, singer-founded
The Balanced Singer Podcast
Doorway to Healing

Counseling options for Creatives/find help resources:
Counseling Creatives
Group Theory for Artists COVID-19 Creative Blocks
ThriveWorks Creative During COVID
All the Ways to Get Free Therapy During Coronavirus
Real to the People

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