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Larry Shackley

Living in: United States

Larry Shackley is a full-time composer and music editor from Columbia, SC.  From 1995-2007, he taught and directed the music program at Columbia International University in Columbia, SC. Prior to that, he worked for several years at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, creating original music and producing radio programs for the Moody Broadcasting Network. He also served as staff keyboardist for ten years at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, IL.


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NPR, The Bobs: Irreverent A CappellaWashington Post, King’s Singers offer their polished template in GeorgetownNew York Times, Rockapella Sings Nostalgic a Cappella at Feinstein’s/54 BelowObituary, Daily Telegraph, Richard Salter - Founding member of The King's Singers

Los Angeles Times, Manhattan Transfer Gets There in Fine StyleAll Access Music, Manhattan Transfer Discuss Their Forthcoming Album ‘The Junction’ and Much More!Variety, Manhattan TransferThe Olympian, Whose pipes will be tops?San Francisco Classical Voice, A Cappella Love Fest at the Harmony Sweepstakes FestivalTIME, Singing Changes Your, Study into benefits of singing proves positive impact on healthYorkshire Evening Post, Singing is reviving the lives of those hit by illnessThe Telegraph, Why Singing Makes You HappyBBC, How singing unlocks the brainCNN, Singing therapy helps stroke patients regain languageThe Guardian, Keeping body and soul in tuneThe Telegraph, The healing power of songBBC, Singing 'rewires' damaged brainCNN, Music a 'mega-vitamin' for the brainBarbershop Harmony Society, Health Benefits of Singing Chorus America, The Chorus Impact StudyNational Institute for Psychosocial Factors and Health, Stockholm, Sweden, Does singing promote well-being?Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in SingingHeart Research UK, Singing is Good For YouThe Telegraph, Choir singing 'boosts your mental health' The Telegraph, Choral singing regulates heartbeatThe Telegraph, Health choirs: let's have singing on prescriptionThe Telegraph, All together now: singing is good for your body and soulTEDxMelbourne, How singing together changes the brainUS National Library, The Therapeutic Effects of Singing in Neurological DisordersNew York Times, Why Music Makes Our Brain SingPsychology of Music, Psychological and physiological effects of singing in a choirMusic Performance Research, The significance of choral singing for sustaining psychological wellbeingInstitute of Education, London, Psychological aspects of singing development in childrenBBC, Choir boys' and girls' distinctive voices studiedBBC, Why are people shy about singing in public?BBC, Can the tone deaf learn to sing?BBC Radio 4, Brian Eno calls for more singingHuffington Post, Choir Singing May Be Good For Your HeartGramaphone, The health benefits of singingBuzzFeed, 15 Reasons You Need To Start Singing Every Minute Of Every DayFor Dummies, The Benefits of Singing in the ChoirNPR, Singing Your Way to a Snore Free NightJournal of Music Therapy, The Impact of Group Singing on Mood, Coping, and Perceived Pain in Chronic Pain Patients Attending a Multidisciplinary Pain ClinicMedical daily, Singing 'The Sound Of Music' Could Improve Mental Health In Alzheimer's Patients In Just 4 MonthsHow Stuff Works, Does Singing Make your Happy?NPR, The Primary Season, A CappellaNPR, No Instruments? For Pentatonix, It's No ProblemNPR, 'Imperfect Harmony': How Singing With Others Changes Your LifeNPR, Singing Therapy Helps Stroke Patients Speak AgainNPR, When Choirs Sing, Many Hearts Beat As OneNPR, Agony, Ecstasy, Irony: The Fight For The Soul Of College A CappellaNPR, No Instruments? For Pentatonix, It's No ProblemNPR, 'Threshold Choir' Sings To Comfort The Terminally IllNational Health Service (NHS), Better mental health through singing Victoria University, Australia, Benefits of group singing for community mental health and wellbeingMarin Independent Journal, Singing gets mind, body in harmonyObituary, New York Times, Oldest a cappella singer ever dies

Frontiers in Psychology, Music structure determines heart rate variability of singersCenter for Performance Science, The Psychosocial and Psychobiological Impact of Singing in Cancer CareSage Journals, It’s better together: The psychological benefits of singing in a choirSage Journals, Effects of group singing and performance for marginalized and middle-class singersEmerald Publishing, Group singing fosters mental health and wellbeingJournal of Applied Arts & Health, Choral singing and psychological wellbeingCorrectional Education Association, Choral Singing and Prison Inmates: Influences of Performing in a Prison ChoirCantebury Christ Church University, Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and HealthDementia Research Foundation, Singing improving the lives of people with dementiaAlzheimer’s Society, Singing for the BrainJournal of Alzheimer Disease, Singing is beneficial for memory and mood especially in early dementiaAlzheimer’s Research Foundation, Singing and Music Have Benefits for Alzheimer’sAmerican Stroke Association, From Singing to Speaking: It's Amazing To SeeBeth Israel Medical Center, The Impact of Group Singing on Patients With Stroke and Their Personal CaregiversKQED, In San Francisco, Seniors Are Singing for ScienceUniversity of California San Francisco, Let the Choir Sing: Lifting Our Voices for Healthy AgingVoice of America, Singing Seniors Belt it Out for Better HealthAARP, Singing for Seniors: A Fun Way to Express YourselfBoston Globe, Finding their voice and that old confidence, tooChorus America, Singing and Healthy AgingNational Center for Biotechnology Information, Voice and choral singing treatment: a new approach for speech and voice disorders in Parkinson's disease.Medical News Today, Singing improves Parkinson's symptoms and quality of lifeIowa State University, Iowa State study finds singing helps people with Parkinson’s diseaseNational Post, Singing as part of a choir has the same calming health benefits as yoga, study findsThe Olympian, They leave the band at homeThe Olympian, Singers stretch their voices in a cappella contestSan Francisco Chronicle, Georgian group Quintessential Five to compete in San RafaelSan Francisco Chronicle, Bay Area Arts NewsMarin Independent Journal, With Harmony Sweepstakes, Marin's the heart of a cappella universeSan Francisco Chronicle, Bare Naked VoicesSan Francisco Chronicle, A cappella finals have North Bay hummingNPR, A Cappella Singers Go Mouth-O A Mouth-OMarin IJ, At the Redwoods in Mill Valley, the rockers aren’t all on the front porchKTVU, Unlikely San Rafael gospel choir sings from the soulChicago Tribune, The health benefits of singing a tune, The Neuroscience of SingingSan Francisco Chronicle, Is singing the new self-care?BBC, Why Singing Is Good For youBrain & Life, A Choir for People with Dementia Inspires HopeClassical MPR, This is why we singBBC World Service, Timeline - Why We Sing, Farmington Daily Times, Caliente Community Chorus adapts annual Broadway for Brunch fundraiser to virtual formatNew York Times, How The Skagit Valley Chorale Learned To Sing Again Amid CovidNPR, Her Mom Was Lost In Dementia's Fog. Singing Christmas Carols Brought Her BackNPR, In The 'Shout At Cancer Choir,' No Voice Boxes Needed To Sing, New rehearsal space brings Rise Up Chorus together againsda, I sing greatDalla Voice, Making Beautiful Music TogetherThe Guardian, ‘A mega-mechanism for bonding’: why singing together does us goodThe Signal, Generations united through choir performanceHerlife Magazine, The Stockton Portsmen: Festive HarmoniesMountain Democrat, Cantare Chorale — the little group that couldNew Haven Crew Review, Anything Goes Chorus Rings in Spring

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