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Musical Investment: Assessing and enabling musical participation for positive wellbeing impact with seniors in Australia

J Lee, A Krause, J Davidson, J Ginsborg (ed.), A Lamont (ed.), S Bramley (ed.)

Royal Northern College of Music | Published : 2015

Abstract

Investigations of musical activities for wellbeing impact have grown exponentially over the past decade, yet researchers remain unclear about how music operates for these outcomes. The current work is part of a major nationally funded project that explores these questions across a broad range of contexts, drawing on a population scale sample. The data discussed in this poster focus on the facilitators of musical activities and their participants aged over 70 years of age who have been committed to musical activities for more than seven years. The work investigates the techniques that stimulate musical participation, practices that lead to sustained long-term musical participation; and the sp..

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