Playing (Less) Hurt


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Janet Horvath won the gold medal in the Independant Publisher (I.P.P.Y.) Awards 2009! 
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Find Janet at the Minnesota Orchestra! Visit the Minnesota Orchestra website for more information.
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Let’s talk about something scary, something musicians are even more reticent to talk about than overuse injury. Hearing loss is on the rise and is a danger to all of us. Read Janet Horvath's white paper on hearing loss for more information.
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Janet Horvath now has a regular column on Interlude HK a classical music online magazine. Her articles range from health issues relevant to professional and student musicians as well as humorous behind-the-scenes- stories about life as a musician. These articles are of interest to all musicians, giving excellent advice on strategies to deal with existing injuries as well as how to avoid injury, and gives an insiders view of all things music!

www.interlude.hk
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Janet Horvath's article on "Posture Pointers" appears in a 2006 issue of Strings Magazine. This article is an excellent overview of the all-important issue of posture and how it relates to tension and injury. Ms. Horvath discusses "Risky Postures," "Tension" and its relationship to posture, "Natural" postures, as well as other points related to appropriate posture for performing musicians.
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When you hear the words "Mahler's Fifth," you probably think "great music." Janet Horvath wants you to think "phenomenal athleticism." Horvath, associate principal cellist of the Minnesota Orchestra and a pioneer in performing arts medicine, has been on a mission to get musicians, instructors and management to realize that playing any instrument is physically demanding. (Interview by Chrys Wu)

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"If you're an orchestral musician you could be at serious risk of long-term hearing damage. Janet Horvath looks at some simple and effective solutions."The Strad (December 2004)

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Tuesday
May042010

Playing (Less) Hurt, Injury Prevention Seminars, Lectures and Private Consultations, Classes and Consultations

Nationally recognized authority and pioneer in the area of the medical problems of performing artists, Horvath founded the Playing (Less) Hurt Injury Prevention Conferences. She has published articles in professional journals, she has appeared on radio and television programs, and she is in demand for her injury prevention seminars. Ms Horvath has presented seminars at several national conferences, colleges, conservatories, universities and for symphony orchestras including The Utah Symphony, The San Francisco Symphony, The San Francisco Opera, The Boston Symphony, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra  the International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians (ICSOM) and the New World Symphony (Miami). 

Her book has been used as a textbook at numerous colleges and Ms. Horvath has addressed college classes at McNally Smith College of Music, Winona State University, and Boston Conservatory, the Longy School of Music and Concordia University. She has presented at festivals including at Tanglewood and the Bowdoin International Music Festival and at hospitals including the Artists Health Centre at Toronto's Western Hospital.

In May of 2003 the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra set a precedent as the first major American orchestra  to host her seminars as a mandatory administrative service for musicians using rehearsal time for the presentation. She is also available for master classes and for private consultations. For more information regarding the content, lengths and fees of her presentations click here (Coming Soon)