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Media > Dementia choir changing lives for the better through song and friendship
February 23rd, 2018

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Canberra’s first dementia-friendly choir is making a positive difference in the lives of people living with the disease, as well as their partners and carers.

Media > For Video Soundtracks, Computers Are The New Composers
February 21st, 2018

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Tomas Villegas was looking for information about a product on YouTube, but couldn’t find it. “So I thought, well, I’m sure there’s other people looking for it. So I made a video.”

Media > Music Teachers Believe a Lot of Myths
February 14th, 2018

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New research from Germany suggests many are unclear regarding which claims about music and the brain have actually been confirmed.

Media > Music in the OR: Turn It Up, or Turn It Off?
February 9th, 2018

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Is an operating room the right place for Beethoven, Beyoncé, or Phil Collins?

Media > Music torture: How heavy metal broke Manuel Noriega
February 7th, 2018

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Everyone has at least one song that sets their teeth on edge. Most of the time, they’re easy to avoid.

Media > In Washington, an alliance between symphonies and scientists
February 2nd, 2018

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What do a Supreme Court justice, the director of the National Institutes of Health, and a four-time Grammy-winning opera singer discuss over dessert?

Media > Symphonic Sanctuaries: Orchestra Rouh helps refugees feel they belong
January 26th, 2018

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Cellos and violins have become instrumental in the creation of a safe harbor for the children of refugees who have relocated here from countries like Syria, Egypt and Lebanon.

Media > Guy Noble’s Soapbox: Sorting out the sheep from the geese
January 24th, 2018

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Children may not all have the voices of angels, but perhaps torturing the young is killing off the audiences of the future.