Irish World Academy of Music and Dance

Sing Yourself Better

Resource subject
Health and Wellbeing
Aimed At
Singers/ Leaders

By Hilary Moss, Jessica O’Donoghue, Julie Lynch Pubished by the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, September 2017

A growing interest in the impact of singing on health and well-being has seen a dramatic increase in the number of research projects in this area in recent years. A growing body of evidence attests to the various health benefits of singing, however to date these studies have been small in size and representative of specific clinical populations. This research explored the health and well-being benefits associated with choir singing from the perspective of the choristers themselves. It is the largest international study to date and the first study to report the health benefits of singing for Irish adults.



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