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23rd January 2014 Sara Lock

Resources by Lea Wolf

An exploration of the potential of music in youth justice

This review by US consultancy WolfBrown was commissioned by the Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute in 2012. The purpose of the review was to invite readers and stakeholders – including organisations, musicians, staff, and advocates–to think about three key questions:  What exactly can music (or, more broadly, the arts) contribute to the reform of juvenile justice systems? What constitutes making that contribution responsibly and well? How do we build evidence that music (or the arts more broadly) make a difference in the lives of youth, staff, families, or facilities? The study involved extensive desk research as well as contributions from individuals from across the arts, youth and the juvenile justice system.  It considers how artists and arts organisations can go about partnering with communities to offer alternative choices that young people really want.

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Music and healthcare: the benefical impact music has on health

This study by US based consultancy WolfBrown was commissioned by the Musical Connections program of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute.  In 2011, on the back of the apparent success that Musical Connections had on impacting participant’s lives, Carnegie Hall made a decision to roll the program out on a national level.  In preparation for this WolfBrown were asked to carry out a piece of work to demonstrate, through extensive desk research, the impact that music has on health and well being.  The study covers a wide variety of health issues and the benefits that music can bring.  It also covers the benefits that music can bring to the relationship between patient and health care provider.

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