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Health Benefits

The Neuroscience of Singing
AARPSinging for Seniors: A Fun Way to Express Yourself
Alzheimer’s Research FoundationSinging and Music Have Benefits for Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s SocietySinging for the Brain
American Stroke AssociationFrom Singing to Speaking: It's Amazing To See
Barbershop Harmony SocietyHealth Benefits of Singing
BBCHow singing unlocks the brain
BBCSinging 'rewires' damaged brain
Boston GlobeFinding their voice and that old confidence, too
Brain & LifeA Choir for People with Dementia Inspires Hope
BuzzFeed15 Reasons You Need To Start Singing Every Minute Of Every Day
Chicago TribuneThe health benefits of singing a tune
Chorus AmericaSinging and Healthy Aging
CNNSinging therapy helps stroke patients regain language
CNNMusic a 'mega-vitamin' for the brain
Dementia Research FoundationSinging improving the lives of people with dementia
For DummiesThe Benefits of Singing in the Choir
GramaphoneThe health benefits of singing
Heart Research UKSinging is Good For You
How Stuff WorksDoes Singing Make your Happy?
Huffington PostChoir Singing May Be Good For Your Heart
KQEDIn San Francisco, Seniors Are Singing for Science
Medical dailySinging 'The Sound Of Music' Could Improve Mental Health In Alzheimer's Patients In Just 4 Months
Medical News TodaySinging improves Parkinson's symptoms and quality of life
Medicalxpress.comStudy into benefits of singing proves positive impact on health
National Health Service (NHS)Better mental health through singing
National PostSinging as part of a choir has the same calming health benefits as yoga, study finds
New York TimesWhy Music Makes Our Brain Sing
NPRSinging Your Way to a Snore Free Night
NPR'Imperfect Harmony': How Singing With Others Changes Your Life
NPRSinging Therapy Helps Stroke Patients Speak Again
NPR'Threshold Choir' Sings To Comfort The Terminally Ill
NPRHer Mom Was Lost In Dementia's Fog. Singing Christmas Carols Brought Her Back
NPRIn The 'Shout At Cancer Choir,' No Voice Boxes Needed To Sing Out
San Francisco ChronicleIs singing the new self-care?
TEDxMelbourneHow singing together changes the brain
The GuardianKeeping body and soul in tune
The Guardian‘A mega-mechanism for bonding’: why singing together does us good
The TelegraphWhy Singing Makes You Happy
The TelegraphThe healing power of song
The TelegraphChoir singing 'boosts your mental health'
The TelegraphChoral singing regulates heartbeat
The TelegraphHealth choirs: let's have singing on prescription
The TelegraphAll together now: singing is good for your body and soul
TIMESinging Changes Your Brain
University of California San FranciscoLet the Choir Sing: Lifting Our Voices for Healthy Aging
Voice of AmericaSinging Seniors Belt it Out for Better Health
Yorkshire Evening PostSinging is reviving the lives of those hit by illness


Beth Israel Medical CenterThe Impact of Group Singing on Patients With Stroke and Their Personal Caregivers
Cantebury Christ Church UniversitySidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health
Center for Performance ScienceThe Psychosocial and Psychobiological Impact of Singing in Cancer Care
Chorus AmericaThe Chorus Impact Study
Correctional Education AssociationChoral Singing and Prison Inmates: Influences of Performing in a Prison Choir
Emerald PublishingGroup singing fosters mental health and wellbeing
Frontiers in PsychologyMusic structure determines heart rate variability of singers
Institute of Education, LondonPsychological aspects of singing development in children
Iowa State UniversityIowa State study finds singing helps people with Parkinson’s disease
Journal of Alzheimer DiseaseSinging is beneficial for memory and mood especially in early dementia
Journal of Applied Arts & HealthChoral singing and psychological wellbeing
Journal of Music TherapyThe Impact of Group Singing on Mood, Coping, and Perceived Pain in Chronic Pain Patients Attending a Multidisciplinary Pain Clinic
Music Performance ResearchThe significance of choral singing for sustaining psychological wellbeing
National Center for Biotechnology InformationVoice and choral singing treatment: a new approach for speech and voice disorders in Parkinson's disease.
National Institute for Psychosocial Factors and Health, Stockholm, SwedenDoes singing promote well-being?
Psychology of MusicPsychological and physiological effects of singing in a choir
Sage JournalsIt’s better together: The psychological benefits of singing in a choir
Sage JournalsEffects of group singing and performance for marginalized and middle-class singers
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of CanadaAdvancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing
US National LibraryThe Therapeutic Effects of Singing in Neurological Disorders
Victoria University, AustraliaBenefits of group singing for community mental health and wellbeing