How Participation in Group Singing in the Community Impacts on Emotional Wellbeing: A Qualitative Study on the Perspectives of Group Singing Participants
The Australian Journal of Music Therapy
Group singing has established physical, emotional and social benefits, however much of theresearch has been undertaken in clinical environments. This article describes a study into the effects of participation in group singing in the general community. The voices of community singing participants are used throughout the paper to describe a range of perceived benefits. These benefitsare evaluated against existing music therapy research on group singing as well as broader healthresearch. Ten specific recommendations for further research have been made.
Music and Health Institute Terms
Emotional Functioning; Engagement Level; Music Therapy; Recreative Music Methods; Singing a Song; Wellness and Well-Being
Psychotherapy; Choirs; Musicians & conductors; Participation; Intervention; Pandemics; Mental disorders; Medical research; Community; Mental health; Singing; Qualitative research; Coronaviruses; Singers; COVID-19; Citizen participation; Anxiety; Australia
Case Study; Qualitative Methods
Densley, B., & Andrews, K. (2021). How Participation in Group Singing in the Community Impacts on Emotional Wellbeing: A Qualitative Study on the Perspectives of Group Singing Participants. The Australian Journal of Music Therapy, 32 (2), 39-56. Retrieved from https://remix.berklee.edu/mhi-music-mental-health/474