Musicians

Music at Collington


DID YOU KNOW THAT MUSIC CAN BE CONSIDERED MEDICINE FOR THE MIND?

Music has been shown to have positive effects on a person’s well-being. It can reduce stress and anxiety, prevent rising blood pressure, and decrease the experience of pain. These health benefits are even greater in seniors, from improving physical health, to helping those with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Listening to or playing music can greatly improve seniors’ quality of life, and that’s exactly what the partnership between Collington and the University of Maryland College of Music aims to do.

“We are really excited about doing something completely interactive with the residents,” stated Natalie. This is the first collaborative event between the Artists-in-Residence and the Collington residents, and it is sure to be an incredible success. The recital will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 7pm in the auditorium. Any musically skilled residents are welcome to join the growing list of performers! And for those who may not be musicians, attending the performance will be equally as enjoyable.

This year, the Artists-in-Residence program has brought us Ieseul Yoen and Natalie Groom, both who are pursuing Doctor of Musical Arts degrees. The ladies grace the residents with musical performances often, but they are currently working on a project that will allow the residents to perform alongside them. Ieseul, who is obtaining her degree in collaborative piano, wanted to find a way to get Collington residents more involved with their music, so she came up with an idea to put on a recital with residents who are musicians as well. She and Natalie, who plays the clarinet, were able to recruit a gifted group of residents who will be showing off their musical talents during the recital next month.

“We are really excited about doing something completely interactive with the residents,” stated Natalie. This is the first collaborative event between the Artists-in-Residence and the Collington residents, and it is sure to be an incredible success. The recital will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 7pm in the auditorium. Any musically skilled residents are welcome to join the growing list of performers! And for those who may not be musicians, attending the performance will be equally as enjoyable.