Wellness at Eastman to Explore “Arts in Health”

October 20, 2021

Todd Frazier

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 this year 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. 

The next Wellness at Eastman seminar will be on November 3 at 6 p.m. What is the “Arts in Health” Field? brings together a panel of 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:

Missy Fogarty

Todd Frazier ’92E,  Composer and Director of Houston Methodist Hospital’s System Center for Performing Arts Medicine.

Missy Fogarty ‘91E, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, music psychotherapist

Tracy Cowden

Tracy Cowden ’00E (DMA), Roland K. Blumberg Endowed Professor in Music and Chair of the Department of Music at University of Texas at San Antonio.

Gaelen McCormick

Gaelen McCormick ’92E,  Program Manager of the Eastman Performing Arts Medicine (EPAM) program.

More information about each panelist is available on the Wellness at Eastman site.

From music therapy to developing an in-hospital live music program, these Eastman alumni will share how they use their Eastman training to move into this emerging field.

This Wellness at Eastman event is not live, but is an online zoom event only. 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.