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Music and Health: Current Developments in Research and Practice

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The Sidney De Haan Research Centre is part of Canterbury Christ Church
University and we are hosting an International Conference on Music and
Health in September 2008

Music and Health: Current Developments in Research and Practice
Taking place at the University Centre Folkestone from 9 - 10 September 2008.

The Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health is currently
engaged in an integrated programme of research exploring the possible
health benefits of active participation in music making and singing. It
aims through its research and evaluation activity to contribute to a wider
understanding of the power of the arts in health and social care and in
the promotion of community wellbeing and health. In particular, the Centre
is seeking to contribute to building an evidence base to help justify
greater investment in the field of arts, wellbeing and health by NHS
Trusts and local authorities.

This conference has been organised to mark the third anniversary of the
establishment of the Centre in the Creative Quarter in Folkestone ? a
wider creative arts economic regeneration project managed by the Creative
Foundation, and made possible by the vision and generosity of Roger De

Aims of the Conference
To bring together a wide constituency of academics, health professionals
and musicians interested in exploring the value of music in health and
social care and the wider context of public health, wellbeing and
community development.

To provide an overview of current developments in research and practice in
the field of music and health, with particular reference to: music in
health and social care settings; music in public health promotion and
community development, and the role and value of established community
music activity for wellbeing and health.



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