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CANCELLED -2nd ANNUAL HEALTH DAY FOR ARTISTS - 10/25

October 9, 2003
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GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY’S
CENTER FOR ARTS & WELLNESS
HOSTS SECOND ANNUAL ARTISTS’ HEALTH DAY
"KEEPING YOURSELF IN TUNE"
For Musicians, Dancers and Actors
Educates artists on injury prevention, performance psychology
and performance enhancement
Saturday, October 25

WHAT:

A day-long program focusing on the health and safety of performing artists. Experts present workshops designed to educate participants on best practices for health before, during, and after a performance. Workshops include vocal artistry, Laban Movement Analysis, stretching, Yoga, repetitive use injuries, and the psychology of performance including overcoming stage fright and stress management. All day access to the program is $60.00. Students and seniors, $30. Mason student, free (registration required). For more information, and to register, contact the Recording Academy at 202-662-1341 or visit
www.gmu.edu/departments/artswellness
.

WHO:
Performing artists – musicians, dancers, actors – as well as teachers, military service musicians and students will all benefit from the sessions during the program. The program is sponsored by the Center for Arts & Wellness at George Mason University and the Recording Academy, Washington, D.C. chapter.

WHERE:
Sessions are held at George Mason’s Center for the Arts, located on George Mason University’s Fairfax campus at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123.

WHEN:
Saturday, October 25, 2003,
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WHY:
Historically, performers are a working population whose health and safety have been neglected. There are experts available to help performing artists avoid career-threatening health problems. The Recording Academy (responsible for the GRAMMY awards and numerous groundbreaking outreach, professional development and enrichment programs) partners with George Mason’s Center for Arts & Wellness sees the opportunity to deliver the message that health training and stress immunization are integral parts of sustaining the highest performance level possible. The Center for Arts & Wellness is led by David Sternbach, himself a horn player and a psychotherapist with over two decades of work with performing professionals.