Injury Prevention for Musicians

Additional resources on hearing health:

Etymotic Research's Hearing Health Publications page


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VanderCook College of Music is committed to the health, wellness and safety of its candidates, faculty and staff. To further this commitment, VanderCook provides special seminars, lectures and demonstrations to provide best practices in the areas of vocal health, neuromusculoskeletal health and hearing health each semester. Faculty have the discretion to enact certain procedures and requirements in the normal course of their class(es) in order to support these best practices.

All VanderCook students are entitled to the services provided by IIT's Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC), located in the IIT Tower on 35th Street. 

As such, VanderCook has taken an active role in heath and injury prevention education. As part of a curriculum devoted entirely to music education, techniques courses are required to learn every major band and orchestra instrument as well as how to sing. We take steps to ensure our students’ health and safety by utilizing injury prevention tools such as WOW and the Reset Glove, and providing our students with numerous resources on how to protect their bodies.