Academic benefits of choral singing

USA“Children who sing in choruses have greater academic success and more advanced social skills than children who don’t sing, a national study by Chorus America has found. Large majorities of parents and educators surveyed for the study attributed a significant part of a child’s academic success to singing in a choir. The 2009 study, commissioned by Chorus America, benchmarked a study in 2003 to evaluate the benefits of choral singing and its impact on communities. Results from the latest research supported earlier findings that adult choral singers exhibit increased social skills, civic involvement, volunteerism, philanthropy and support of other art forms compared with non-singers …” (more)

[University World News, 7 June]


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