Posts Tagged ‘Professional Development’

Vocal Health Workshop in Glasgow

Friday, September 7th, 2018

Top vocal and performance coach Lucy Heyman will be conducting an afternoon workshop for vocalists in Glasgow.

The BAPAM training session organised by the Musicians Union will take place at the Scottish Trades Union Centre in Glasgow on 13th September. It will cover essential skills for enhancing vocal performance with the aim of giving tools and skills needed to succeed and thrive in music careers.

As a manager Lucy Heyman has worked with a range of artists including some of the UK’s biggest names, so has a real understanding of the trials and tribulations a performer goes through.

The topics she will cover include vocal techniques and warm-ups, preparation for performance and psychological skills for optimal performance.

BAPAM’s healthy performance training sessions are designed to avoid health problems which are often encountered in the course of an arts career and are led by the experts in the field. To enquire about booking a BAPAM training session email info@bapam.org.uk

We also run free medical assessing clinics for performing artists in Glasgow every month. (Next one is 5th October) To register as a patient and book an appointment call our helpline on 0207 404 8444/5888

Event Report: Performers in their Environment Training Day

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Our November 2013 event brought together actors and musicians with professionals working in performing arts healthcare, education and support and welfare, for a stimulating investigation into the work, lifestyle and health realities of the industry.

Professor of Performance Science, Aaron Williamon, discussed musicians’ hearing and the tricky issue of noise regulations for workers for whom noise is their product.

Philip Turner, Senior Stage Manager of the English National Opera, shared valuable expertise and insights into the considerations of caring for performers, crew, and audience, and in supervising the work environment, both at the ENO in London, and on touring productions. Osteopath, Jennie Morton, presented on workplace hazards, drawing from her work as a performer (dance/theatre/singing).

Former professional oboist turned pioneering Performance Coach, Karen O’Connor, was joined by a singer and a double bassist to discuss novel applications of sport psychology for managing performance anxiety and developing mental toughness.

We also heard from professional performers about the ups and downs of their careers. Jungle Drummer, Chris Polglase, talked us through his career, from leaving music school in frustration at course requirements that he learn endless indie rock parts, to turning a hobby into a sustained professional career playing 180bpm drum & bass beats, alongside turntablists and musicians from a diverse spectrum of styles. Chris talked about the pressures of extensive touring, playing 5am gigs at clubs and festivals, studio sessions, and gradually learning self confidence and how to care for yourself.

Bringing a fascinating day to a close, David Sulkin, Chief Executive of the Musicians Benevolent Fund, interviewed two actors at very different stages of their careers – covering the stresses (physical, emotional and financial) and rewards of the profession.

We’d like to thank all the speakers, performers and attendees.  All agreed that first hand discussion with performing arts professionals proved especially valuable in providing perspective for those who seek to help care for their health and welfare. Thanks also to the Musicians’ Union for so generously providing the venue.

More information about our Training Days can be found here: BAPAM Training Days.

BAPAM Newsletter July 2013

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Our July 2013 Newsletter is now available in pdf format here:

BAPAM Newsletter July 2013

1. BAPAM Journal Re-launch

2. Performing Arts Medicine Training Events

3. Student Advocate Scheme Training and Induction Day

4. Musical Impact

5. The Future

Osteopathy in the Arts

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

How can osteopaths match performers’ creativity and keep them on stage where they belong?

Jennie Morton‘s article Osteopathy in the Arts appears in the April/May issue of The Osteopath Magazine.

Read the article here

 

BAPAM Newsletter April 2013

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Our current newsletter is now available in pdf format here: 

BAPAM Newsletter April 2013

  1. May 18th Training Day, Cardiff University
  2. Research and Education Bursary Fund
  3. Directory of Performing Arts Medicine Specialists and Practitioners
  4. Student Advocate Scheme
  5. Event Reports
  6. Justin Howse
  7. Fran Nevrkla OBE
  8. Staff News
  9. 2013 Review and Improvement Plan
  10. Service Monitoring – How Are We Doing?
  11. Fundraising, Mountain Climbing

 

Research and Education Bursary Fund

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

We are pleased to announce the launch of our Research and Education Bursary Fund. The fund has been created to promote our research networks and knowledge base through support to clinicians and practitioners attending research conferences relevant to research and practice in Performing Arts Medicine.

Clinicians and practitioners listed on BAPAM’s Directory, as well as students involved with our healthcare programmes (e.g. Performing Arts Medicine MSc) are welcome to bid to the fund for a contribution towards their expenses (registration, travel, accommodation).

Our first bursary recipients are Jennie Morton, who will attend the Performing Arts Medicine Association meeting in Toronto to present on Healthy Practice for Musicians, and Naomi Norton, presenting on the Student Advocate Scheme and her Master’s research project Instrumental and Vocal Teachers as Health Promotion Advocates at the British Psychological Society conference in Harrogate in April. Look out for reports from both of those events in the near future.

Payments are made retrospectively and must be supported by:

  1. An expenses claim form and valid receipt for the agreed amount.
  2. A brief written report for this News blog or our Journal (planned for 2013) with content specifically relating to a scientific finding and/or best practice recommendation arising from the conference or a copy of an abstract or speech if making a presentation.
  3. Details of Performing Arts Medicine contacts and institutions for our database and Research Links Web page.

We would also expect you to promote BAPAM and take a range of BAPAM materials for distribution to colleagues and delegates.

There is no formal application process – just contact Deborah Charnock, BAPAM Interim CEO, at deborah@bapam.org.uk.

Performing Arts Medicine Videos: PAMI Conference

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Here is a great archive of all the talks from the recent Performing Arts Medicine Conference in Galway, organised by PAMI. The first such event to be held in Ireland, the day featured BAPAM clinicians, Dr Mike Shipley and Dr Juliet Bressan; Osteopath and Performing Arts Medicine MSc lecturer, Jennie Morton; Vocal health adviser and PAM MSc Director, Ian MacDonald  and many more leading Performing Arts Medicine experts. A fantastic resource for all those interested in this fascinating medical specialism.

Hitting the Right Medical Notes – An article about the PAMI Conference by June Shannon for the Irish Times.

You can see all of the videos here

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/51640596]

Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare Conference 2012

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

The Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare (ASPAH) is a multidisciplinary organisation of  healthcare providers and performing artists dedicated to improving the health of performing artists in Australia.

The annual conference aims to bring together artists, healthcare providers and teachers to disseminate current research and share ideas.

The focus in 2012 is on Holistic Healthcare for Performing Artists.

The conference takes place on 1st and 2nd December 2012 at the University of Sydney. Check the ASPAH 2012 conference website for further information.

News for Performing Arts Medicine practitioners/post-graduate students: the deadline for abstract submissions has now been extended to Friday 17th August 2012.

Back by Popular Demand – An Introduction to Treating the Performing Artist

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Jennie Morton,osteopath and lecturer & module leader for the UCL/BAPAM Performing Arts Medicine MSc, is repeating her one-day course, An Introduction To Treating The Performing Artist, on Sunday July 1st at the British School of Osteopathy in London.

AN INTRODUCTION TO TREATING THE PERFORMING ARTIST
a one-day CPD course for musculoskeletal practitioners

Sunday July 1st 2012

10.00am – 5.00pm

at

THE BRITISH SCHOOL OF OSTEOPATHY – Berthon Room

275, Borough High Street. London. SE1 1JE

Common injuries in Dancers, Instrumental Musicians, Vocalists & Actors

Assessment, treatment & management approaches for performers

The postural, ergonomic & technique issues faced by performing artists

The environmental challenges for performing artists

7 Hours CPD

Course Fee £85 (Students £70)

Course Tutor:

Jennie Morton BSc (Hons) Osteopathy

UCL Honorary Lecturer & Module Leader for the MSc in Performing Arts Medicine, UCL Division of Surgery & Interventional Science

Osteopath & Lecturer for The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine

Speaker for Dance UK: Healthier Dancer Programme

For further info or to request a booking form, please email jennie@jenniemorton.co.uk

Ireland’s first International Conference of Performing Arts Medicine

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Performing Arts Medicine Ireland present:

Musicians Health 2012 – Keeping the Show on the Road
Presentations on the identification and treatment of important health problems in musicians

Saturday October 13th 2012 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway.

Speakers include:

Consultant Rheumatologist to BAPAM, Dr Mike Shipley
Clinical Specialist in Hand Therapy, Katherine Butler
Senior Lecturer in Anatomy and Neuroscience, Dr Alan Watson
Consultant Speech & Language Therapist, Ms Christella Antoni
Dr Alice Brandfonbrener, MD, a founder of PAMA
Consultant Neurologist & Clinical Neurophysiologist, Dr Fiona Molloy
Lecturer and Field Leader in Exercise Physiology, Dr Marcus Smith
Consultant Hand Surgeon, Mr Ian Winspur

Please visit musicianshealth2012.com for full information and registration details.

Physician €120.00

Non Physician / Allied Health Professional €90.00

Student / Resident €60.00

Performing Arts Medicine Ireland is a new organisation founded by Dr Juliet Bressan, Director of the Dublin Performing Arts Medical Centre and founder of the Musicians’ Dystonia Clinic at St Vincent’s (as well as BAPAM’s Dublin doctor), Dr Ronan Kavanagh, a Rheumatologist who runs The Musicians Clinic in The Galway Clinic, Dr Pat Harold, a Family Doctor and Writer from the West of Ireland and Dr Sean Smyth, Ennis based GP, All-Ireland champion on both fiddle and whistle and member of Lúnasa.