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.
Now in its fifth year, the Artists-in-Residence program has brought us Dylan Rye and Jeannette-Marie Lewis, both of who are pursuing Doctor of Musical Arts degrees. The pair have enjoyed performing for the residents, and have several plans while at Collington. From educational programming to recitals, they are also learning more about the residents and including them in performing.
“It’s really rare as performers that you walk into a performance knowing that whatever you decide to play, the audience is going to enjoy it,” Lewis said. “It’s a great place to experiment.”
Collington Artists in Residence
The University of Maryland School of Music and Collington AIR (Artists in Residence) is a collaborative program created between the University of Maryland School of Music and Collington Continuing Care Retirement Community in Mitchellville, Maryland. It is a model for intergenerational living that places two UMD music students at Collington to live alongside the residents each year. The program has been nationally recognized and featured on several news publications both locally and nationally.
Meet the New Artists in Residence
As another academic year begins, we are once again graced with the presence of two graduate students from the University of Maryland School of Music as part of our Artists…
Artists in Residence During COVID
From September to February: 23 Concerts and Lecture Recitals 2 Presentations 8 Programs were in the Creighton Center And the highlight from that first half of the residency was certainly…
Meet the New Collington Artists-in-Residence
Graduate students strengthen intergenerational partnership through music Mitchellville, Maryland, Oct. 29, 2019— Two graduate students from the University of Maryland School of Music are living and working as artists-in-residence at…
Collington Welcomes 2 New Artists in Residence
Sept. 11, 2018—In partnership with the University of Maryland School of Music (SOM), Collington is hosting two new graduate students as its 2018-19 Artists in Residence. Melissa Morales and Ria…
NY Times article spotlights Collington’s Artists in Residence Program
June 6, 2018—A June 5 New York Times feature article cites the Artists in Residence Program at Collington as an innovative example of a mutually beneficial program bringing generations together.…
Learn About Artists in Residence
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