CMS Webinar 2022

CMS Webinar
Musicians’ Health
December 2, 2022

The Importance of Music for Emotional Health


Cirelli, L. K., et al., (2014), Interpersonal synchrony increases prosocial behavior in infants. Developmental Science. 

Kirschner, S. and Tomasello, M. (2010), Joint music making promotes prosocial behavior in 4-year-old children. Evolution and Human Behavior.

Svard, L., (2022),  Music, Emotions, COVID – and the Brain, MTNA e-journal, 13, no. 3.

Wiltermuth, S. S., and Heath, C. (2009),  Synchrony and cooperation,  Psychological Science.

Winkler, I. et al., (2009). Newborn infants detect the beat in musicProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 

Newspaper article

Michigan Opera Theatre drives into the pandemic era with a fresh take on a classic


Steven Mithen, The Singing Neanderthals: the origins of music, language, mind, and body (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2006).

Videos seen in the presentation

Cunningham Piano Online Ensemble

Violinists across the world play for Ukraine

Paleolithic bone flute from Geißenklösterle

Paleolithic ivory flute from Gießenklosterle

11-month old twins moving to music


Dallas Street Choir

National Alliance for Music in Vulnerable Communities

And watch for:

The Musical Brain: what students, teachers, and performers need to know, by Lois Svard,
to be released by Oxford in February 2023.