Submitted by dentonlt on Mon, 12/12/2016 - 21:51

This is a collection of my research and documentation on focal task-specific embouchure dystonia (FTSED). As of December 2016, this page is missing at least an article, but it's included in the ITF handouts (below). ... I'll re-post the article standalone later. Get in touch if you think I have some paperwork you need.


FTSED is a neurological disorder that affects some 0.5-1% of musicians. For a musician's overview, see the DMA Treatise.


Annotated Bibliography (2007)

DMA Treatise (2008)

Lecture Slides (International Trombone Festival 2010; Austin, Texas)

Lecture Handouts (International Trombone Festival 2010; Austin, Texas)


In mid-2016 I discovered some of my work on Scribd - it was good to see there is a backup elsewhere! All of these materials are for public use, though I do ask for credit/citation as appropriate.