Applications now open for the Ph.D. in Music with a concentration in Performing Arts Health.

The Texas Center for Performing Arts Health (TCPAH) in partnership with the University of North Texas and the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in an interdisciplinary program to research, educate, and treat occupational health problems associated with performing artists.

In 2018, TCPAH welcomed the first class of Ph.D. students to study Performing Arts Health in the world. Applications for this program are open yearly from September 1st - December 1st.

The TCPAH provides specialized clinical care and resources to both students and non-students. Inquiries about the Ph.D. program, current and former research, as well as the clinical resources can be made here

Recent News

A team of faculty and students from TCPAH showcased their research, educational, and clinical expertise during the 2019 PAMA symposium held at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. 


As a new international UNT doctoral student in Voice, Xiaoyue Liu was exposed to Performing Arts Health for the first time in her career when she enrolled in Dr. Chesky's Introduction to Performing Arts Health course (MUPH 5000).   Her response was immediate and passionate as she proclaimed that UNT must bring this agenda to China. 

A partnership between the Texas Center of Performing Arts Health and the National Institutes of Health began in December 2018 to create educational materials featuring NIH resources such as MedlinePlus and PubMed to bring awareness to their roles in information dissemination regarding musician injuries.

Sajid A. Surve, DO, Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, began his term Dec. 8. In addition to his role an UNTHSC, Dr. Surve is Co-Director of the Texas Center for Performing Arts Health, where he plays a key role in improving health care for performance artists. 

It’s been almost a year since Dr. Kris Chesky traveled to South Africa as the keynote speaker for two different conferences, but the impact his presentations made are long lasting.