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Singing, Wellbeing, and Health

Stephen Clift

in Music, Health, and Wellbeing

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199586974
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738357 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586974.003.0009
Singing, Wellbeing, and Health

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This chapter begins with an overview of non-clinical studies involving existing community choirs and singing groups or which have established singing groups for purposes of research. The focus then shifts to therapeutically oriented research investigating the value of singing for people with specific health or social care needs. The chapter concludes with a brief outline of the work of the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, and its efforts to develop an integrated and progressive programme of research on singing, wellbeing, and health.

Keywords: community choirs; singing groups; music therapy; Sidney De Haan

Chapter.  6890 words. 

Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis

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