The health and wellbeing benefits of musical engagement are noted often in popular media and scholarly literature, and specifically in relation to older adults.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, various online music/music therapy programs have emerged. However, from a “best practices” perspective we do not know if/how known benefits of music translate in an online format.

Join us at the next Creative Science Shop where Concordia music therapist-researcher Dr. Laurel Young and graduate music therapy student research assistants Ben Magidson and Julia Blundon will discuss an ongoing inquiry that examines older adults’ perspectives on participating in online group music experiences.

Music therapist, Victoria McNeill will share her experience of initiating online music programs as part of her work at Cummings Centre.

During this interactive discussion, attendees will be invited to share perceived benefits/ barriers related to their own musical engagement.