Musicians’ wellbeing survey - take part!

Simone Willis, a Performance Science researcher, is conducting an online survey with professional and conservatoire classical musicians about workplace stress, coping and well-being. The work is part of Simone’s PhD research programme and is intended to inform recommendations for well-being policies in the classical music industry.

The voluntary online survey takes 15-20 minutes to complete and will be open from 21st October. Musicians are asked to complete the questionnaire twice - once now, and again in May/June 2020. I would also appreciate it if members can share the research with other musicians and organisations, who may be interested in participating.

Orchestras and organisations working with musicians can get involved by signposting the research to musicians and vocalists by email. No access is required to the organisations records. Promotional materials for the survey are available, including poster/flyer, and a template circular email to send to your musicians. Please contact Simone directly to get involved and for further information on [email protected].

To find out more about the project, please see our blog about the impact of occupational stress on classical musicians. Research from this project has also been published in the peer-reviewed journal, Frontiers in Psychology. I am looking forward to sharing the findings with you after the completion of the study.

About Simone Willis


Simone is an MPhil/PhD candidate at Cardiff Metropolitan University, researching musicians’ well-being. Her research interests include performance psychology, stress, and well-being, and she is particularly interested in developing strategies that will support the well-being of professional musicians. Simone graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2014, where she studied the violin and continues to perform with a variety of orchestras and chamber music ensembles. Simone is actively engaged in supporting live orchestral music and is a Trustee at Sinfonia Cymru
and Orchestras Live.

Get in touch with Simone


Email:
[email protected]
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/williswellbeing
LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/simonewillis/