4. TOWARDS EFFICIENT RISK PREVENTION POLICIES
Sture Carlsson (Sweden)
Managing Director, Swedish Performing Arts (Svensk Scenkonst) – Chairman, Pearle*
Erja Joukamo-Ampuja (Finland) – Download Erja Joukamo Anpuja’s speech (in English)
Erja Joukamo-Ampuja graduated from Sibelius-Academy 1987 making her Master of Music with excellent degrees. She has made her licentiate degree in Sibelius-Academy 2010. The research was about The experience of the students and teachers in Sibelius Academy’s “Creative Musicianship Skills” course in 2001.
Joukamo-Ampuja has played with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra years 1984-2001 and she has been teaching the French Horn at the Sibelius-Academy since 1987, now being an assistant Professor of Horn, Pedagogy and Art Education. She is an active recitalist and a chamber musician as well as a well known lecturer and a teacher. She has been giving master classes and lectures in Scandinavia, Europe, Australia and USA.
In teaching and lecturing Erja Joukamo-Ampuja has specialised in “Mental training as a help in performing”, “Creative approach to teaching and improvising” and “How to practise the best way (lectures prepared together with a medical doctor)” among many other subjects. Erja Joukamo-Ampuja is a member of Finnish Music Medicine board since 2000 and she has been doing research about musician’s physicality of playing together with medical doctors last 10 years.
Carolina Valverde (Brazil) – Download Carolina Valverde’s presentation (in English)
Carolina Valverde Alves is Physiotherapist specializing in health of the musician since 1995. She is a member, besides being one of the foundress of EXERSER – Center for Integral Health Care of the Musician (1999) – she does research and clinical work in the area since then. The EXERSER is a multidisciplinary group which deals specifically with all kinds of occupational diseases in musicians and it is settled in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. This group is formed by health professionals from different areas and also by musicians and is able to attend all kinds of occupational diseases in musicians.
She graduated as a Master of Music by the Music School of Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), studied the body patterns found in undergraduate students of violin music during their musical performances. She is currently teaching at the School of Music, State University of Minas Gerais (UEMG) where she teaches subjects related to Anatomy, Kinesiology, Biomechanics, Ergonomics, among others, when applied to the reality of the musician. She also carries out assessments in physiotherapy students and school teachers, guides completion of course work and participates in research projects such as the use of ergonomic support for guitarists.
She is a columnist of the quarterly journal “Musical Journal” of the Musicians Union of Rio de Janeiro since 2009. She participated as guest speaker of events in Belo Horizonte and other cities, as in the seminar “Women in Music” in 2009 and 2010 in Rio de Janeiro and the “Strands Musical” in 2006 and “Winter Cultural UFSJ” in 2010, both in São João Del Rei, Minas Gerais. She taught in the extension course on health of the musician (theoretical and practical) at the Music School of Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) in 2003, besides being an amateur saxophonist.
Marc Stotijn (Netherlands) – Download Marc Stotijn’s speech (in English)
Current • Developer, Designer & Consultant at muziekenzorg.nl (information on occupational injuries and health hazards of musicians, their treatment and prevention)
• Owner/Director at Stotijn Consultancy
Past • Board member (1994-2004) and Chairman (1998-1999) at Nederlandse Toonkunstenaarsbond (Dutch musicians’ Union)
• Board member at Stichting ArboPodium (Health & Safety for Performing Artists)
• Principal Oboe at orchestra of the Hoofdstad Operette (1976-2001)
• Private Oboe teacher and teacher at various Music Schools
Education • Amsterdam Conservatory (Oboe)