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  • Karen Kasper
    In case It s fun isn t enough reason for you to stick with music... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/20/music-intelligence_n_904124.html Enjoy. Arianna
    Message 1 of 5 , Feb 20 5:11 AM
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      In case "It's fun" isn't enough reason for you to stick with music...


      Enjoy.

      Arianna
    • Jo-Ann
      That is a great article. I tell my students (some of whom may be reluctant to practice) that performing on a wind instrument (in this case, Recorder) in a
      Message 2 of 5 , Feb 20 5:24 AM
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        That is a great article.  I tell my students (some of whom may be reluctant to practice) that performing on a wind instrument (in this case, Recorder) in a group, under the direction of a conductor is the most brain engaging activity they can perform.  Singers, of course, receive most of the same benefits as wind players, absent of manipulating the keys on an instrument.  Deep breathing is so healthy for you.  They say musicians live longer . . . . 

        Siri


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        From: Karen Kasper <arianna_wyn@...>
        To: Debatable Choir <debatablechoir@yahoogroups.com>; Known World Choir <KWChoir@yahoogroups.com>
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        In case "It's fun" isn't enough reason for you to stick with music...


        Enjoy.

        Arianna
      • Julia Kathan
        And for further proof of the benefits of singing or playing an instrument-go see The Quartet, Maggie Smith’s newest movie. Featuring “retired” musicians
        Message 3 of 5 , Feb 20 7:43 AM
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          And for further proof of the benefits of singing or playing an instrument-go see The Quartet, Maggie Smith’s newest movie.
          Featuring “retired” musicians and singers. Lovely movie!
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          From: Jo-Ann
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          That is a great article.  I tell my students (some of whom may be reluctant to practice) that performing on a wind instrument (in this case, Recorder) in a group, under the direction of a conductor is the most brain engaging activity they can perform.  Singers, of course, receive most of the same benefits as wind players, absent of manipulating the keys on an instrument.  Deep breathing is so healthy for you.  They say musicians live longer . . . . 

          Siri
           
           
          -----Original Message-----
          From: Karen Kasper <arianna_wyn@...>
          To: Debatable Choir <debatablechoir@yahoogroups.com>; Known World Choir <KWChoir@yahoogroups.com>
          Sent: Wed, Feb 20, 2013 8:11 am
          Subject: [KWChoir] Another reason to keep singing

           
          In case "It's fun" isn't enough reason for you to stick with music...
           

          Enjoy.

          Arianna

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        • corun2
          Thanks Arianna. Interesting article. Here s a Youtube video of some friends of mine in Cincinnatti, Larry Brown and his wife Tina Gutierrez (who also have been
          Message 4 of 5 , Feb 20 8:56 AM
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            Thanks Arianna. Interesting article.

            Here's a Youtube video of some friends of mine in Cincinnatti, Larry Brown and his wife Tina Gutierrez (who also have been coming to Pennsic the last several years) and their group the Noyse Merchants singing an old Sephardic song.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-qII7r3EwE

            Corun
          • Tim Thomas
            Here s another interesting tidbit from The Chorus Impact Study (2009), a project of Chorus America - People who sing in choruses demonstrate characteristics
            Message 5 of 5 , Feb 21 7:42 AM
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              Here's another interesting tidbit from The Chorus Impact Study (2009), a project of Chorus America -

              "People who sing in choruses demonstrate characteristics that make them remarkably good citizens. For example, choral singers are much more likely to be generous by volunteering in their communities and contributing money to philanthropic causes. They’re far more likely to take on leadership roles, too, and participate in the political process. For instance, 96% of adult choral singers who are eligible voters vote in national and local elections—compared to 70% of the general public who are voters. And an overwhelming number of choral singers reportthat singing in a chorus has helped them become better team members in other areas of their lives."

              When school-age children sing in choir, their ability to work collaboratively, develop leadership skills, and advance valuable character education skills all improve.  These are facts I bring up (ad nauseum) with the administrators who hold the purse-strings in my school district.   Sometimes, when they don't 'get' the value of developing aesthetically-responsive citizens, they will understand these other '21st century skills'.

              Cailin



              -----Original Message-----
              From: Jo-Ann <JoniSyngs@...>
              To: KWChoir <KWChoir@yahoogroups.com>
              Sent: Wed, Feb 20, 2013 8:24 am
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              That is a great article.  I tell my students (some of whom may be reluctant to practice) that performing on a wind instrument (in this case, Recorder) in a group, under the direction of a conductor is the most brain engaging activity they can perform.  Singers, of course, receive most of the same benefits as wind players, absent of manipulating the keys on an instrument.  Deep breathing is so healthy for you.  They say musicians live longer . . . . 

              Siri


              -----Original Message-----
              From: Karen Kasper <arianna_wyn@...>
              To: Debatable Choir <debatablechoir@yahoogroups.com>; Known World Choir <KWChoir@yahoogroups.com>
              Sent: Wed, Feb 20, 2013 8:11 am
              Subject: [KWChoir] Another reason to keep singing

               
              In case "It's fun" isn't enough reason for you to stick with music...


              Enjoy.

              Arianna
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