Musicians With Dystonia (MWD) is a program of the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation in the United States. The goals of Musicians with Dystonia are to fund research, to spread awareness and education, and to provide medical referrals and practical assistance to afflicted musicians.
Like anyone whose life and career are affected by dystonia, musicians may feel the impact of the disorder at a very deep level. A decreased ability to perform may strike at the very core of a musician’s livelihood and personality. The development of dystonia may elicit intense psychological distress. The Musicians with Dystonia program was established to serve the unique needs of musicians whose lives and careers are affected by the disorder.