. Health and Music Advocacy Partners - New Orleans Musicians' Clinic

Health and Music Advocacy Partners

Below is a list of organizations involved in the revitalization of New Orleans.

Actor’s Fund of America
Provides a broad spectrum of social, health, employment, and housing programs that address the critical needs of entertaiment industry professionals.

American Diabetes Association

American Federation of Musicians Local 174-496
The local musicians union has provided a myriad of services to New Orleans musicians and their families.

Athletes and the Arts
Integrating the science of sport and the performing arts for the mutual benefit of both.  Athletes and the Arts is an initiative focused on linking the sport athlete and musician/performing artist communities through collaborative exchange and application of wellness, training and performance research and initiatives.

Louisiana Public Health Institute
A mental health program addressing the psychological challenges of our community.

The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living (TFL)

The Lousiana Cultural Economy Foundation

Focuses on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community.

Music Maker
Helps the true pioneers and forgotten heroes of Southern music gain recognition and meet their day-to-day needs.

Mystic Knights of the Mau Mau
Cultural organization dedicated to preserving and presenting the rich history of American roots music.

Neighborhood Housing Services of New Orleans
Provides a wide range of home ownership services through partnerships with local businesses and financial institutions.

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation
Preservation and promotion of jazz music in New Orleans through education and community projects.

OffBeat Magazine
New Orleans’ premier music magazine offering information on gigs and other resources for musicians.

Online Gigs
Tips and advice on booking gigs.

Performing Arts Medicine Association
PAMA is an organization comprised of dedicated medical professionals, artists educators, and administrators with the common goal of improving the health care of the performing artist. The Performing Arts Medicine Association was founded in 1989. Members join from around the world.

Ponderosa Stomp | Ponderosa Stomp Foundation
Working to acknowledge, pay tribute to, and teach the cultural significance of the unsung heroes and heroines of rock-n-roll, rhythm & blues and other forms of American roots music – while they are still alive.

Project Rising Sun
Project Rising Sun strives to blend innovative, culturally inspired ideals with common sense approaches to enhance community mental health and well being.

St. Anna’s Episcopal Church
Hosts the “Mission for Musicians” weekly series of health, occupational and emotional support for our beloved musicians.

Volunteers in Medicine (VIM)
Promotes the development of a national network of free clinics using retired medical and lay volunteers to ensure that everyone in a community has access to health care.

WWOZ Radio
Listener-supported volunteer-operated radio station in New Orleans, playing popular and rare music found nowhere but here.

Resources for Instrumentalists:


International Horn Society http://www.hornsociety.org/

International Clarinet Association http://www.clarinet.org/
Dr. Michael Thrasher, North Dakota State University michael.thrasher@ndsu.nodak.edu

International Double Reed Society http://www.idrs.org

National Flute Association http://www.nfaonline.org

International Trombone Association http://www.trombone.net/

International Trumpet Guild http://www.trumpetguild.org/

String Instruments:

International Society of Bassists http://www.isbworldoffice.com/

World Harp Congress


National Association of College Wind & Percussion Instructors

Piano, Accordian and Organ

National Accordian Association, Inc.

American Guild of Organists http://www.agohq.org/home.html

American Pianists Association

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