Recent Advances in the Science of Singing, Wellbeing and Health is a symposium taking place at the Royal College of Music, London on 10 September 2014 which will present findings from recent scientific research on the value of group singing for wellbeing and health.

Speakers include:

Rickard Åström, Musician and Composer, Sweden
Felicity Baker, University of Melbourne, Australia
Robin Dunbar, University of Oxford, UK
Stephen Clift, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
Gunter Kreutz, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Carly Reagon, Cardiff University, UK
Jonas Vaag, Nord-Trøndelag Health Trust, Norway
Björn Vickhoff, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Aaron Williamon, Royal College of Music, UK

During the morning session contributors will explore the neuro-physiological, endocrine and pulmonary-cardiac mechanisms stimulated by group singing. During the afternoon contributors will discuss findings from research on singing in work settings, and singing for people affected by respiratory illness, Parkinson’s disease and cancer.

During the day there will be music from the Choir with No Name, a singing group for homeless people in South London, and members of singing for breathing groups from across the UK.

This symposium is jointly organised by the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, Canterbury Christ Church University, and the Centre for Performance Science, Royal College of Music

Cost: £125 (£75 students)
Bookings: Contact the Royal College of Music Box Office, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS
Telephone:+44 (0)20 7591 4314 (weekdays 10am – 4pm) 


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