musicians on what helps them get through

Theses, graduation, and comps. Oh my!

It’s gearing up for a stressful semester as students fiendishly reading and writing in preparation for, what will be for some of us, the next step in the journey. And this got me thinking. We’re all musicians; we practice and play, sometimes harder than we read and write. We all know that there have been studies done to prove the effects of music on physiological responses. (http://www.cracked.com/article_18405_7-insane-ways-music-affects-body-according-to-science.html This study is clearly peer-reviewed).

But I started wondering how, on a practical and personal level, music students use music to relax or focus. So after exhaustive polling by myself and Liza Munk, several people shared with us the ways they use music to relax during times of school-related stress: Continue reading