Music Department Handbook 2019-2020
This Handbook is designed to provide information and assistance for music majors, minors, and anyone taking private lessons or music courses at Alma College. All policies contained in the Handbook are in effect for the current academic year and are subject to change. Suggestions and comments about the Handbook are always welcome, and should be directed to any music faculty.
Musician Health and Safety
Alma College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all students; in addition, the music department strives to raise student awareness about health issues specific to musicians. We encourage you to proactively address health issues, and to communicate with the music office or faculty regarding any accidents, incidents, or hazards that might negatively impact health and safety.
The National Association for Schools of Music (NASM) and the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) provide music students with guidelines for protecting hearing health and neuro-musculoskeletal/vocal health as developing musicians. These associations have put together helpful information about such risks, along with recommendations and resources for support of overall health as a music professional.