MUNalum 101: Singing and Health
Tuesday, April 26, 1-2 p.m.
Evidence indicates that group singing can contribute to better health, including psychosocial and physiological benefits and improved quality of life. It has been shown to decrease stress, improve mood and facilitate social bonding.
In addition to improvements in general wellbeing for healthy individuals, many singing groups are designed specifically to support people living with health conditions such as lung disease, Parkinson’s disease, communication disorders, mental health issues.
Dr. Jane Gosine, a professor in the School of Music cross-appointed to Faculty of Medicine’s Division of Community Health and Humanities, will discuss the current research around singing and health, and provide information about the Better Breathing Choir – a local ensemble that uses singing and gentle exercise to support wellbeing.
Presented by Office of Alumni Engagement