Musicians' Wellness Program

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    Welcome to the Musicians' Wellness Program!

Our Services

Alexander Technique and Body Mapping

Alexander Technique Classes with James Brody

Introductory, advanced and graduate sections of Alexander Technique are offered each semester.

Alexander Technique lessons and consultations with James Brody

Professor Brody reserves several hours each week for one-on-one consultations and lessons with music students who are experiencing difficulty in playing/singing due to misuse, injury, anxiety or physical tension. Email Professor Brody directly or ask your teacher to set up a consultation, at which your teacher may be present if you wish.

Summer Alexander Technique Course and Intensive with James Brody and Guest Teachers

In July, leading teachers of AT convene at CU for a week of classes and private lessons in the Alexander Technique. Instruction in Tai Chi and Body Mapping are also provided. For information, email Professor Brody.

Developing the Whole Musician with Matt Tomatz

Take advantage of this opportunity to participate in a unique learning environment and develop your overall performance capability. This experience, led by Matt Tomatz (MA, MM, LPC, LAC, CGP), the College of Music’s liaison from Counseling and Psychiatric Services, is intended to help you cultivate new practice skills, develop confidence, learn to manage performance anxiety, and improve general performance abilities.

Additional Services

Medical evaluations at Wardenburg Health Center

Dr. Nancy McElwain provides initial evaluations, referrals for diagnostic tests, physical therapy and appointments with specialists as needed. If you do not have medical insurance through CU, check with the Wardenburg administrative office to see if your medical insurance covers care at WHC.

Wardenburg appointments: (303) 492-5432

Physical therapy at Wardenburg Health Center

Three physical therapists at Wardenburg have received special training in treatment of professional and student musicians. For a referral, first make an appointment with Dr. McElwain at WHC.

Individual counseling with Matt Tomatz at Counseling Services

Matt Tomatz is experienced in many aspects of emotional health that frequently affect musicians, including performance anxiety and emotional blocks to success.

Counseling Services: (303) 492-6766

First Fridays Guest Speaker Series

Topics include performance management skills, temporo-mandibular joint disorder, physical therapy for performers, and the anatomy of breathing. See the Wellness Board or our Facebook page for schedule.