Warm Up and Cool Down with “Wellness at Eastman”

October 6, 2021

Wellness at Eastman is a monthly seminar series from Eastman Performing Arts Medicine (EPAM) featuring artists and clinicians speaking to physical and mental wellness for performing artists.

Inspired by the Healthy Conservatoires movement in Europe, presentation topics include: the benefits of warming up and cooling down; peak performance on stage, nutrition’s effect on performing; incorporating mindfulness in your everyday music practice; mental health in music schools; and caring for your voice. 

Suzanne Callan-Harris

The next Wellness at Eastman seminar will be “The Benefits of Warming Up and Cooling Down,” with Sue Callan-Harris and Sarah Carlton, on Wednesday, October 13 at 6 p.m.

Callan-Harris and Carlton, physical therapists who work with Eastman musicians, will share how and why the processes of warming up and cooling down —  before and after practice and performance — will yield long-term benefits for musicians.

Sarah Carlton

The next Wellness at Eastman presentation will be a special alumni panel on November 3 with four Eastman alumni who are breaking new ground in the arts in health field, something Eastman Performing Arts Medicine has been a part of for three years now. Panelists will include Todd Frazier ’92E, Missy Fogarty ‘91E, Tracy Cowden ’00E (DMA), and Gaelen McCormick ’92E.  

Wellness at Eastman seminars are held monthly in Howard Hanson Hall (on the fourth floor of the Eastman School of Music main building) and on zoom. To register for the zoom link, click here

For more information, or to request accommodations, contact EPAM Program Manager Gaelen McCormick at gmccormick@esm.rochester.edu or (585) 274-1233.