Over the last decade choral singing in non-traditional, multigenerational and inclusive settings has become increasingly popular across Canada and all around the world. On the basis of compelling research, choral singing has been found to be an alternative to traditional mental health treatment and provide an effective means to combat anxiety, bereavement, depression and other mental health issues. In addition to health benefits, choral singing acts as a social adhesive with the powerful ability to integrate and reach across barriers of age, gender, ethnicity, ability or disability. Within the context of group singing, a panel drawn from Augustana music area faculty, undergraduate student research assistants, community service learning students, representatives from the Camrose Association for Community Living and choristers of Augustana’s inclusion choir, SingAble, will lead Lunch & Learn participants through a joyful exploration of choral integration.
Ardelle Ries, Associate Professor of Music
April Heinrich, Danielle Lee, Gracie Yelland, Research Assistants
Jasohna Haukenfrers, Community Service Learning, student
Linda Gervais, Community Service Learning, supervisor
Leevi Hafso, Daniel Jensen, Esther McDonald, Camrose Association for Community Living
Wednesday, January 23 – 12:00 pm
Mayer Hall, Lougheed Performing Arts Centre
Register: firstname.lastname@example.org | 780-679-1626
This is a FREE event
$5 lunch available upon registration. Students EAT FREE but must register, compliments of the Augustana Alumni Office.