League Webinar to focus on mental health and wellness in the orchestra field

Posted on: February 19, 2021

Mental health and wellness are extremely important—yet frequently overlooked and often stigmatized. On Wednesday, February 24, the League of American Orchestras will present Mental Health and Wellness: A Conversation, a virtual session moderated by Stephanie Wagner, a trainer and program specialist at Healthy Minds Innovations (affiliated with the University of Wisconsin-Madison). The 90-minute discussion will offer first steps in normalizing conversations about mental health for those in the orchestra field, and a musician, a composer, an orchestra administrator, and a licensed therapist will discuss destigmatizing mental health issues, therapy, and medication. The panelists are: Julia Adolphe, composer; Lauren Aycock Anderson, therapist/owner, Counseling for Creatives, LLC; Aiden Feltkamp, emerging composers and diversity director, American Composers Orchestra; and Sidney Hopson, musician and arts strategist. The session will feature tips backed by science to support and nurture mental and emotional well-being during this challenging time, as well as time for Q&A with the panel.

Mental Health and Wellness: A Conversation takes place on Wednesday, February 24 at 3:00pm Eastern/12:00pm Pacific; a recording will be available after the live event for those who register. Learn more and register here. Contact League Member Services at member@americanorchestras.org with questions.