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.
Cruder, C., Koufaki, P., Barbero, M., Gleeson, N. (2019). A longitudinal investigation of the factors associated with increased RISk of playing-related musculoskeletal disorders in MUsic students (RISMUS): a study protocol. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 20(1):64. doi: 10.1186/s12891-019-2440-4.
Schneebeli, A., and Cruder, C., and Clijsen, R., Lihui, L., Barbero, M. (2018) A treatment with roller-massager improves the oxygenation of the upper trapezius muscle: a single-subject research design study. In XXII Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK), Dublin.
De Luca, V., Lombardi, D., Cruder, C.& Pucciarelli, M. (2018) How do performers increase their wellbeing? An investigation among music and theater professionals. In Proceedings of International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, pp.2423-2433.
Cruder C., Barbero, M., Eiholzer, H. (2018) Evaluation of a preventive program to reduce the impact of playing-related musculoskeletal disorders (PRMDs) in professional music students. Preliminary results. In Proceeding of the MusicPhysio 2018 International Congress on Musicians Physiotherapy. Osnabrück, Germany.
Cruder C. (2018). Pain analysis in musicians using digital pain drawings. In Proceeding of the MusicPhysio 2018 International Congress on Musicians Physiotherapy. Osnabrück, Germany.
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.
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.
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., 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.
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.
Profiling Musicians' Pain (short video on profiling pain in musicians):
Note di dolore (documentario per la Radiotelevisione svizzera di lingua italiana, RSI):