The physical and mental demands that musicians face are high. Practicing days are often long and the techniques can be challenging, which may lead to physical and mental complaints. In this PhD project students of the Classical Music Department of Codarts are monitored.  The aim is to establish the extent of physical and mental health problems and to identify risk factors for these health problems.

Besides, by using qualitative methods more insight into the view on health problems of both students and teachers at the conservatory is gained. The results of this project contribute to a more specific preventive approach to health in conservatory students.

This project is funded by Codarts Rotterdam and the Taskforce for Applied Research (Nationaal Regieorgaan Praktijkgericht Onderzoek SIA).