Musicians Health



The KU School of Music values the health and wellness of each student and faculty member. Below are links to information concerning hearing protection, audiology testing, musculoskeletal and vocal health, and lastly resources for fitness on and off-campus. We encourage everyone to take advantage of the information provided here to better protect their career well-being and improve their health. We are all musical athletes. Wellness is a key part of being the best performers we can be.

NASM Information and Recommendations for Student Musicians (pdf) »


Protect your Ears!

Importance of Hearing Protection »

Hearing Protection for Musicians (pdf)

Basic Information of Hearing Health »

Action on Hearing »

KU Med Audiology testing »


Musculoskeletal Health

NASM Student Information - Neuromusculoskeletal Health (pdf) »

Advice »

Musicians and Musculoskeletal Injuries (pdf)

Preventing Musculoskeletal Injury (pdf)


Vocal Health

NASM Student Information - Protecting Your Vocal Health (pdf) »

The Singers Resource »

Vocal Health »


Campus Fitness

KU Recreation Services »

Robinson Gymnasium »


Off Campus Fitness

Red Dog's Dog Days »

Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department Classes »


Friends of the School of Music

Music students present hundreds of public concerts every year
Students perform in KU choirs, concert bands, pep bands, ensembles, symphony orchestra, and jazz combos
The school owns one of the greatest jazz record collections in the world
KU Wind Ensemble performed the world premiere of the symphony "In the Shadow of No Towers" at Carnegie Hall
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually