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This is Your Brain on Music

The title of this blog is not original with me. It was the title of a session I recently attended at the annual meeting of Chorus America in Chicago. (Choral Arts Ensemble is a member Chorus America – a professional association dedicated to promoting artistic achievement, organizational strength, and advocacy for choral groups.) There is a growing body of evidence about the power of music to affect health, improve learning, enhance one’s sense of well-being, and advance healthy aging. In fact, singing in groups seems to have an enhanced affect compared to singing alone. Preliminary results from a recent study seem to indicate that the heart rates of individuals singing in a group tend to “

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