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F. Ludwig Diehn School of Music Musicians' Health & Wellness

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Old Dominion University Concert Choir, Dr. Nancy K. Klein, Director, at the Old Dominion University Music and Dance Showcase.

Information & Prevention

Musicians' Health and Wellness is a growing concern at F. Ludwig Diehn School of Music and music schools nationwide. At the F. Ludwig Diehn School of Music, specific efforts are underway to inform students, faculty and staff of the issues that exist when listening to music and/or participating in musical rehearsal and performance.

The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the accrediting body for depaertments, schools, and colleges of music in the United States, is focused on the same efforts. NASM has provided detailed information on the following health and wellness topics, listed below. Select the links for additional information.

Check this area often for initiatives and announcements concerning muscians' health and wellness at ODU.


Neuromusculoskeletal & Vocal Health

  Neuromusculoskeletal and Vocal Health complete information for music students

  Vocal Health overview for music students

  Neuromusculoskeletal Health overview for music students

  Neuromusculoskeletal and Vocal Health Information for faculty and staff



Noise-Induced & Music-Induced Hearing Loss

  General information on Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

  Hearing Health information for music students

  Hearing Health information for faculty and staff


The application of this information is vital for a lifetime of healthy musicianship.