Health & Wellness

Links and Contacts

Pain and Injury Hotline for Performers
Health professionals trained in performance-related pain and injuries are available to refer music students to the appropriate specialists. Part of the Center for Performing Arts Medicine at the USC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Covered by USC student health insurance.
(213) 821-6950

USC Engemann Student Health Center
Primary health care, general wellness resources, and referrals to appropriate specialists. Covered by USC student health insurance.
eshcgen@usc.edu
(213) 740-WELL

USC Engemann Student Counseling Center
Confidential emotional health services. Support for issues such as performance anxiety, identity development, self-image, stress management, challenges in relationships. Covered by USC student health insurance.
eshcgen@usc.edu
(213) 740-7711

USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice
Support for developing healthy lifestyle habits that promote wellness and life satisfaction. Private consultations covered by USC student health insurance.
otfp@chan.usc.edu
(323) 442-3340

USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity
Innovative programs and services to support a wide range of learning styles and differences. Academic coaches, learning style assessments, and assistive technologies are available to USC students free of charge.
kortschakcenter@usc.edu
(213) 740-7884

USC Department of Physical Education
Courses in weight training, stress management, yoga and other course options to help develop physical strength, endurance, and flexibility.
Steve Vankanegan, Master Lecturer & Director of USC Physical Education Program
vankaneg@usc.edu
(213) 740-2242

Etymotic
Earphones, headsets and high-definition earplugs to help promote hearing health.

Mindful USC
University-wide initiative offering classes and research that promote mindfulness – being fully present in our lives and in our work. Mindfulness practices help us to be aware of ourselves in ways that reduce stress, increase happiness, and nurture attentiveness, creativity, and innovation.

MusiciansWay.com
Healthy approaches to practicing and performing. Guidance on performance injury prevention. Companion site to Gerald Klickstein’s book, “The Musician’s Way: A Guide to Practice, Performance and Wellness.”

The Bulletproof Musician
Website devoted to helping musicians overcome stage fright, performance anxiety, and other blocks to peak performance.

Andover Educators
Using a technique called “Body Mapping,” Andover Educators train musicians on how to effectively support and enhance movement in practice and performance with the goal of increasing ease and preventing injury.