Since May 2021, Scholz has also been practicing as a licensed clinical psychotherapist, specializing in behavioral therapy with a focus on the mental health of music professionals.
Starting from the winter semester of 2022/23, Daniel Sebastian Scholz occupies the new position jointly established by both universities, namely University of Music and the University of Lübeck, for research, teaching, and consultation purposes, with a focus on the mental health of musicians, this position is unique in Germany.
CONFERENCE – “Making music as the only source of self-esteem?”
Professor Doctor Daniel Sebastian Scholz, heading the newly established musician health professorship in Lübeck, places a strong emphasis on mental well-being. As many musicians suffer from health issues such as painful tension, restricted mobility, stage fright, and performance anxiety. These problems can have significant consequences for their music careers and, in the worst case, lead to their premature end. Causes often include overexertion due to excessive practice, psychological stress, performance pressure, or instrument handling. His conference covers topics such as self-worth beyond the instrument, the destigmatization of mental stress in the professional lives of classical musicians, fundamentals of healthy musical practice, as well as on stage fright treatment.