Browse “Music (Vocal)”

“Peace 4 the Ages” Forges Intergenerational Bonds During COVID-19

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In the beginning of 2020, Michael Matthew Ferrell, founder of Alive & Kickin, a touring vocal ensemble of older adults “who rock,” collaborated with Sandy Boren-Barett, the CEO and Artistic Director of Stages Theatre Company, …

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A Community Choir Intervention to Promote Well-Being Among Diverse Older Adults: Results From the Community of Voices Trial

via The Oxford Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences   |   Research and Studies

This article reports on a randomized control study of the effects of a Community of Voices choir intervention on the “health, well-being and health care costs of racial/ethnically diverse” adults 60 years and older. Sixty-five …

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Acting Out! An Intergenerational Theatre Performance

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Gloria King and Jarahn Cosby perform, “Acting Out!,” at “Advancing Creative Aging in NYC,” a convening held on February 7, 2020 at the Ford Foundation in New York to celebrate and share the findings from …

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Beneficial effects of choir singing on cognition and well-being of older adults

via PLOS One Collection Social Psychiatry   |   Research and Studies

The authors of this report note that “choir singing has been associated with better mood and quality of life (QOL) in healthy older adults, but little is known about its potential cognitive benefits in aging. …

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Choral singing and psychological wellbeing: Quantitative and qualitative findings from English choirs in a cross-national survey

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The authors of this report state that there have been numerous evaluations of choral singing as a health promotion activity but these were highly diverse theoretically, methodologically, and in terms of size.  For this study …

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Creative Aging Enrollment at Pasadena Conservatory of Art Increases

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Since the fall of 2018, the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, part of the National Guild for Community Art Education’s Catalyzing Creative Aging Initiative, has continued to see an enrollment increase due to its adult 55+ …

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Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of community singing on mental health-related quality of life of older people: Randomised controlled trial.

via British Journal of Psychiatry   |   Research and Studies

The study summarized in this report aimed to “evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of community group singing for a population of older people in England.”  They state that “little rigorous research has been conducted looking …

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Encore Chorale: Our Story

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From Encore Creativity for Older Adults’ YouTube video description: Encore Chorale is dedicated to providing an excellent and accessible artistic environment for older adults, 55 and over, regardless of experience or ability, who seek arts …

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Healing with Harmony: A Music & Memory Story

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From Music & Memory’s YouTube video description:  The Fund for NYC Health + Hospitals’ short film, Healing with Harmony: A Music & Memory Story beautifully captures Music & Memory’s positive impact on residents and staff. …

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Keeping Generations Connected at New England Conservatory

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The New England Conservatory of Music (NEC) works with more than 40 senior service organizations around Boston to welcome approximately 75 older adult learners onto their campus each week. When the pandemic initially hit, NEC …

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