Classical Musicians’ Well-being Survey

Simone Willis, a Performance Science researcher, is conducting an online survey with professional and conservatoire classical musicians about the workplace stressors musicians encounter, coping behaviours and the impact on well-being. The work is part of Simone’s PhD research programme and is intended to inform recommendations for well-being policies in the classical music industry.

The survey should take no longer than 20 minutes to complete and will be open from 21st October. Musicians are asked to complete the questionnaire twice – once now, and again in May/June 2020. The project has received ethical approval from Cardiff Metropolitan University School of Sport and Health Sciences Ethics Committee (SSHSEC).

To take part in the survey, please click here 

Simone is also looking for orchestras to signpost the research to musicians and vocalists by email. No access is required to the organisations records. Promotional materials for the survey are available, including poster/flyer, and a template circular email that you can send to your musicians. Please contact Simone directly to get involved and for further information on siwillis@cardiffmet.ac.uk.

To find out more about the project, please see this blog about the impact of occupational stress on classical musicians. Research from this project has also been published in the peer-reviewed journal, Frontiers in Psychology.

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