Cinzia Cruder

Researcher

Cinzia Cruder has earned a Master of Arts in Music Performance in Flute and a Master of Advanced Studies in Research Methods in the Arts at the University of Music of the Conservatorio della Svizera italiana. She is currently a research fellow in the Department for Research and Development at the University of Music in Lugano and in September 2015 she started a collaboration with the Rehabilitation Research Laboratory (2rLab) of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI).

Her research interests lie primarily in the analysis of musicians’ playing-related injuries and in the promotion of new preventive strategies among music students in higher education institutions. In fact, she has designed and developed the “Health Module,” an innovative teaching package focussing on the prevention of playing-related injuries that has been recently integrated in the educational curriculum at the University of Music in Lugano. The course represents an effort to translate the latest findings from performing arts medicine into effective and functional resources to protect students from disorders and to prepare them for the future professional demands.

She is currently conducting her PhD at the School of Health Sciences, Queen Margaret University of Edinburgh, undertaking a longitudinal investigation of the factors associated with increased risk of disorders among music students. 

 

Past projects

  • Breath-(take)ing Flutes. An investigation of playing the flute under stress (MAS Dissertation, 2013)
  • Effects of Fitness training and Yoga training on musicians’ health and wellbeing (2014)
  • Design for Wellbeing (2017/2018): http://www.designforwellbeing.ch/

 

Publications

Cruder, C. (2013). Fitness training to improve musicians’ health, wellbeing and performance. In proceeding of the Musicians’ Health and Performance 1st Nordic Conference. Lulea University of Technology, Sweden.

Cruder, C., Barbero, M., Williamon, A. (2015). Effects of Fitness training and Yoga training on musicians’ health and wellbeing: Preliminary results. In proceeding of the Musicians’ Health and Performance 2nd Nordic Conference. Odense, Denmark.

Chanwimalueang, T., Aufegger, L., Adjei, T., Wasley, D., Cruder, C., Mandic, D. P., Williamon A. (2017). Stage call: Cardiovascular reactivity to audition stress in musicians. PLoS One, 12(4); doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0176023. eCollection 2017.

Cruder, C., Falla, D., Mangili, F., Azzimonti, L., Araújo, L. S., Williamon A., Barbero, M. (2017).  Pain analysis in musicians using digital pain drawings. Journal of Pain and Relief, 6(5), 30; doi: 10.4172/2167-0846-C1-014.

Cruder, C., Falla, D., Mangili, F., Azzimonti, L., Araújo, L. S., Williamon A., Barbero, M. (2018).  Profiling the Location and Extent of Musicians' Pain Using Digital Pain Drawings. Pain Practice Journal, 18(1) 53-66; doi: 10.1111/papr.12581. Epub 2017 May 28.

 

Other links

Profiling Musicians' Pain (short video on profiling pain in musicians):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOnaSyUGB0s (English)

Note di dolore (documentario per la Radiotelevisione svizzera di lingua italiana, RSI):

https://www.rsi.ch/la1/Note-di-dolore-6205807.html (Italiano)