USC Engemann Student Counseling Center
Confidential emotional health services. Support for issues such as performance anxiety, identity development, self-image, stress management and challenges in relationships. Covered by USC student health insurance.
USC Physical Therapy
Evaluation and treatment for pain and injury that may be affecting or limiting playing, rehearsal and performance status. Will provide recommendations for exercise, health and wellness. Covered by USC student insurance (with a $15 copay) and most private insurance.
USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice
Hand therapy and rehabilitation by certified hand therapists, support for developing healthy lifestyle habits that promote wellness and life satisfaction and private consultations covered by USC student health insurance.
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.
USC Department of Physical Education
Courses in weight training, stress management, yoga and other course options to help develop physical strength, endurance and flexibility.
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.
Healthy approaches to practicing and performing and 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.
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.