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Last fall, we hosted our very first Musicians' Wellness Fair, under the guidance of Dr. Mary Natvig. We were able to provide our community a range of resources to support health and wellness here at the CMA. In conjunction with the fair, Dr. Aviva Wolff led a variety of workshops with our student musicians, helping them better attend to musculoskeletal health.

In the spring of 2019 welcomed Eva Stern to campus to work with our string studio musicians! Ms. Stern is a violist, Pilates enthusiast, and movement specialist. She helped our students become more mindful of how their musicianship is connected with movement.

In the spring of 2018, 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! 

In the fall of 2017, 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 2018, 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 in the fall of 2017, 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

Updated: 09/20/2023 12:26PM