CMA Wellness News

This spring, undergraduate student Stephen Dubetz completed his incredibly thoughtful research on mindfulness and musicianship. In addition to his research paper, he created a pamphlet for the Mindfulness Club, which summarizes some of the history of mindfulness and its benefits. 

The CMA Wellness Initiative took its work on the road! On Saturday, February 10th, 2018, Dr. Emily Pence Brown and Dr. Lisa Martin presented at the Ohio Music Education Association annual conference in Columbus. Together, they discussed how music teachers can help their students identify and address stressors in the music classroom. Thank you for all that attended this session! 

This past fall, undergraduate student Francesca Leo was awarded a grant from the BGSU Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (CURS) for her work investigating performance-based injury and pain among students in the College of Musical Arts. She created a tremendous resources for her fellow student musicians, which you can check out at In April, Francesca was awarded the coveted BGSU Glass Award for her research poster on the project. For a formal report of her findings, contact Francesca at

Undergraduate student Kayla Grey completed her Honors project this past fall, focusing her research the incidence of music performance anxiety, stress, and feelings of perfectionism among CMA students. For a report of her important findings, contact Kayla at

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