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Resource: Choral singing and psychological wellbeing (Journal of Applied Arts and Health)

A recent systematic review (Clift, Hancox, Staricoff & Whitmore 2008) identified 35 research reports addressing connections between singing, wellbeing and health in non-clinical samples and contexts, published since the early 1960s. The literature is highly diverse theoretically and methodologically, and low levels of cross-citation indicate an academic field in an early stage of development. Nevertheless, a number of important findings have emerged from the more substantial studies undertaken to date.