MUSIC, SPIRITUALITY AND WELLBEING CONFERENCE
July 5-7, 2021
Fostering Wellbeing in Times of Global Crisis
A virtual conference hosted by Boston University, Boston Massachusetts, USA
Tawnya D. Smith and Karin S. Hendricks, co-conveners
The Music Spirituality & Wellbeing Conference: Fostering Wellbeing in Times of Global Crisis to be held on July 6-7, 2021 was being fully sponsored by Boston University.
Scholars, researchers, musicians, theologians, clergy, music teachers, music and expressive arts therapists, and relevant stakeholders participated in it.
The purpose of the MSW conference was to forward the aims of MSW which are to:
- Work in partnership with local, regional, national and international organisations to deliver high-quality research and knowledge exchange in the area of arts as wellbeing including spirituality.
- Encourage best practice in performing and participatory arts as wellbeing in individuals, communities and organisations.
- Embrace the social, spiritual and political aspects of wellbeing and the effect of societal values on the individual and the potentially transformative effects of artistic practice.
- Explore the relationship between spirituality and music, with reference to both the great faiths and other transformative contexts
- Develop best practice in performing and participatory arts as wellbeing in individuals, communities and organisations.
- Embrace the social, spiritual and political aspects of wellbeing and the effect of the inculcation of societal values on the individual and the transformative effects upon artistic practice.
ECO-CREATIVITY CONFERENCE at The Open University
This 2021 Conference is hosted by the Religious Studies, Art History, Music and Politics Departments in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at The Open University.
Conference team: Dr Marion Bowman (Religious Studies), Dr Paul Francois-Tremlett (Religious Studies), Prof Graham Harvey (Religious Studies), Dr Mark Porter (Music), Dr Byron Dueck (Music), Dr Philip Seargeant (Applied Linguistics), Dr Dan Taylor (Politics) and Prof George Revill (Geography)
Find the event here.
Music and Healing – EUNAMES Lecture by June Boyce-Tillman