OSH 33 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English

Course description: Today, there is a great deal of research being conducted about the benefits of singing in a chorus for mature adults.  Continuing research states that singing in a chorus has both social and health benefits.  It improves balance, lower body strength, memory, posture, breathing, and self-confidence.  Singing also helps relieve depressive symptoms and loneliness when one becomes a member of a vital social singing community.  Members of singing groups have been reported to have fewer visits to doctors, fewer falls and improved blood pressure and reduced stress.  Choral singing, as a cultural expression, is the most popular arts hobby in the U.S. (perhaps globally) today.  Instruction will include proper breathing and phonation for singing, as well as music reading skills.  NO previous experience is necessary, only a desire to sing and the motivation to make it happen.  There are no auditions, and all voice types are welcome.

Chorus will meet at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 5690 N. Kendall Drive, Miami, FL. Parking is FREE.


Instructor:  Dr. Eugene Greco 

This course is available as part of the following:

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses
These courses and programs are available at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Membership is required. Our classes take place in Lau Founders Hall, 1550 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33146 unless otherwise noted below.

OLLI 2019-2020 Membership is required to take this course and will be added to your cart upon enrollment. If you already have purchased a membership, you will not be charged for this membership.
OLLI 2019-2020 Membership Added to cart upon enrollment.
Starts: 8/1/2019 Ends: 7/31/2020