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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Horvath is a nationally recognized authority and pioneer;

Ms Horvath has become known as the "go to" person in the area of the medical problems of performing artists. She founded the Playing (Less) Hurt™ Injury Prevention conference series. She has published numerous articles in professional journals, has appeared on radio and television programs, has spoken at festivals, schools, conservatories and conferences, for professional and amateur orchestras and has presented numerous master classes and seminars on the subject.

The first printing of her book on the subject, Playing (less) Hurt- An Injury Prevention Guide for Musicians was released in June 2002 and sold out in four months. In 2009 she won the gold medal from the Independent Publishers 2009 Awards in the health category, for the newly revised and updated version of her book. This attracted the attention of Hal leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. Playing (Less) Hurt in a 2010 edition is now being distributed world-wide by Hal Leonard. She has been in demand for her seminars on injury prevention and she has worked privately with countless musicians seeking her help.