Creating Heathy Musicians Post Pandemic; Dr. Lucinda Halstead; September 24, 2021

Presenter: Dr. Lucinda Halstead 
September 24, 2021, noon Eastern Time

Our world has changed. Many find themselves financially precarious, recovering from deconditioning or COVID or simply exhausted. The goal of this diverse topic is to provide student musicians and their collegiate faculty/administrators mentors tools to help restore/maintain health. Topics, with clinical examples as appropriate, will include:

  • How to find health insurance! Instrumental and vocal performers require the specialized examinations and specialists to treat their problems/injuries. Insurance is essential and available in surprising places. 
  • Non-Covid aerosol related health and studio safety. Relatively inexpensive tips to keep you and your performance spaces well throughout the year – colds, flu, allergens. Better than being out of work or class for a week or two.
  • How to access and create a health care team specific to your problem. Resources.
  • A couple of freebie tips to assess your hearing and voice.

Lucinda Halstead, MD is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery and the Department of Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Halstead’s interests in laryngology, voice, performing arts medicine, swallowing and pediatric otolaryngology led her to found the MUSC Voice Center in 1987.  In 2000, the Voice Center expanded, and she became the Medical Director of the MUSC Evelyn Trammell Institute for Voice and Swallowing. She is President of the Performing Arts Medicine Association and the laryngologist for the internationally renowned Spoleto Festival USA. She lectures nationally and internationally on the topics of vocal health, disorders of the singing voice, laryngopharyngeal reflux disorders and pediatric voice and swallowing disorders. She is a member of The Voice Foundation, Collegium Medicorum Theatri, and the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, amongst others.

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