University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music

One year appointment August 2018 to June 2019

Curtis Institute of Music

         Weekly sessions

Oberlin Conservatory of Music

          Residency: One 2 - 3 day visit per semester; November 17-18, 2018; spring 2019 TBA

Indianapolis Violin Competition

          Presentation: "Don't Let This Happen To You!" - Pamela Frank's Case Study, September 6, 2018

Chicago Music Institute

          Presentation: October 20, 2018

Caramoor Center for the arts

          Annual residency and Presentation: late October, 2018

University of Maryland 

 Presentation: November 15, 2018

Harvard Ed Portal

January 9, 2019, 7pm to 8:30pm,

A Far Cry Presents: Musical Legacy - An exploration of the teacher-student relationship

The Grammy-nominated string orchestra A Far Cry returns to the Harvard Ed Portal for an open rehearsal and discussion featuring violinist and former instructor Pamela Frank. Sections of A Far Cry’s upcoming concert Legacy will be previewed followed by a discussion of the piece’s mission to explore the bond between teacher and student, creating a common legacy. Ms. Frank and physical therapist Howard Nelson will then share their stories and perspectives about a holistic approach to teaching, ensuring a strong lineage of healthy musicians and their students.

Harvard Medical School

January 10, 2019, 6pm

Musician Injury and Prevention: An evening with violinist Pamela Frank and Howard Nelson, PT

Acclaimed teacher and performer violinist Pamela Frank will be in Boston during the first week of January for a concert performance with the Grammy-nominated conductorless string orchestra A Far Cry.

Her performance is one of personal triumph: Pam's story as a violinist was interrupted by neck, shoulder and arm injuries which were recently resolved through physical therapy. Now she and Howard Nelson, her physical therapist (now also her husband) present at conservatories and academic institutions around the country about injury prevention through proper education, training and maintenance as a musician.

We have invited Pam and Howard to Harvard Medical School on Thursday, January 10 to share their insights on healthy playing and performance, and I'd like to extend this personal invitation to you to join us.

Their presentation consists of a talk by Pam and Howard followed by a robust discussion/demonstration. This will be of interest to physicians, students with an interest in performing arts medicine, musicians, music educators, physical therapists, and music therapists. We look forward to your input!

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