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In Finland, people sing in choirs well into their golden years. Julene Johnson, PhD, a research professor at University of California, San Francisco, tells what she has learned about the importance of choral singing and healthy aging.

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Is your voice, like your body, showing some age? Voice specialist Leda Scearce offers insights and tips for keeping your instrument agile and well tuned.

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People who resist taking a medicine prescribed by a physician may think nothing of using herbals or alternative medicine. But these products can have an impact on voices.

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How Children, Adults, and Communities Benefit from Choruses

Chorus America's landmark study on the impact of choral singers of all ages on the communities in which they live. The study tracks a marked increase in the number of singers across the USA, it also collects data on the impact of choral singing on children and youth for the first time.

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Have you ever considered that singing can be a remarkably athletic activity? According to Beth Keltz, a licensed massage therapist, singing requires just as much athleticism as playing baseball or football. Beth and colleague Carly Greenwood, who work with the singers at the Berkshire Choral Festival, explain the benefits of massage for singers.

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Instructor Justin Montigne explains how the practice of yoga or proprioceptive awareness can benefit singers.

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Long seated rehearsal? Alleviate tiredness in the lower back with this simple twist.

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Learn to find your "sitting bones" and develop a grounded posture for seated singing.

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Learn how tension in the tailbone can negatively affect your singing, and how to counteract it with a lunge exercise.

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