Body Mapping in the orchestra!

Photo of a performance of an orchestra. Taken from the back, violin players are shown.

Image by Ioana Sasu from Pixabay

In September 2018 the NSO Health and Wellness Committee (Newfoundland Symphonic Orchestra) was created and since then, we discovered some of the challenges that musicians have in the orchestra. In 2019 the NSO-H&W Committee started Body Mapping mini-workshops for orchestra’s members!

Jan. – Apr. 2019

Jennifer Johnson, Lauren Smee, and Gabriela Sanchez, licensed Andover Educators and members of the NSO-H&W committee, presented different topics related to common pains and injuries in musicians including: shoulders and neck tension, back pain, and tendonitis in the forearms/hands.

For now, we have completed these series and we encourage participants to continue applying the information to their playing and to tell students and colleagues about Body Mapping!