Health and Safety

The Music Department at Tennessee State University is committed to hearing, vocal, and repetitive motion health. The department follows guidelines set by our accrediting body, the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Awareness is promoted in classroom environments, rehearsal spaces, and performance venues for the health of students, faculty, and visitors.

NASM requires informing of health and safety issues, hazards, and procedures inherent in practice, performance, teaching, and listening. This includes but is not restricted to hearing, vocal and musculoskeletal health, injury prevention, and the use, proper handling, and operation of potentially dangerous materials, equipment, and technology.

Health and safety depends on personal choices. Each participant is responsible for monitoring their own situation. Individuals use the information provided to inform themselves and use best practices.

Hearing protection is provided in classroom and venues upon request.

Links to health and safety provided by NASM and Musicians Health:
Prevent and Repair Vocal Damage
Repetitive Motion Health
How we hear
Other hearing overview and resource