Music, Meaning, and Muscle
I chose to provide this information because a healthy body makes a healthy mind. And, there is an especially strong physical and cardiovascular component to being a wind player. If musicians want to admit this or not: music requires athleticism. A musician that is in good physical conditioning may have the potential to perform longer and more aggressively with a fuller and more consistent sound. This increases the breadth of the creative pallet. Not to mention that the terminology “musician’s physique” is not an enviable phrase. It is my wish that by providing this information, more musicians will begin to take better care of themselves and therefore better care of their art.