HEALTH & WELLBEING
The University's Music Department is part of the Healthy Conservatoires network - a group who assist in the promotion of health and occupational Wellbeing for performing artists. Staff work with colleagues from higher education and professional arts organisations to share best practice and continually develop the Health and Wellbeing provision that is available to society members.
Being part of the Music Society is the first step in improving your health and Wellbeing. Not only does this give you access to numerous workshops, masterclasses and resources listed below, it connects you to a network of like-minded musicians who are likely to become your biggest support network during your time at University.
If you are a recitalist, choir member, orchestral musician, or any kind of performer who gets anxious about public performance, these sessions are a great way to confront any problems you face.
A specialist visits regularly throughout the year for individual sign up sessions. If you’ve never experienced it before – we can’t recommend Alexander Technique enough for your general wellbeing and the huge effect it can have on your overall performance.
MINDFULNESS IN MUSIC
Eliza McCarthy, mindfulness expert and professional pianist will be running sessions on mindfulness in music – if this is something you’ve wanted to find out more about then look out for emails detailing how to sign up.
Members of the Music Society can benefit from the many support systems that are offered by University Music. There are many programmes in place which aim to help our members develop as performers and composers.