Sing Out Loud Performer Application
Sing Out Loud Together celebrates young and old bringing together people from different generations to learn about each other through music. The Sing Out Loud Together pilot program started in June 2012 in two sites. Due to the success of these pilot programs SOLT has now grown to seven sites in NSW and Victoria. The programs in 6 of these sites are nearing the final stage of a longitudinal study and the Arts Health Institute is preparing for wide-scale implementation of the program nationally.
Applications are now open for performers to train as Sing Out Loud Together Maestros. The Sing Out Loud Together program is an intergenerational choir conducted by the Arts Health Institute. This program uses the unique power of music to promote social engagement, elicit positive emotional responses and stimulate cognitive functioning in both healthy elderly and people living with dementia as they engage with young people. Studies show that increased physical, cognitive, and social activity through intergenerational programs improves health for older people and educational learning for children.
We are looking for musicians who have a passion for singing, have experience working with elders and/or children, as well as experience as a theatrical performer. We are particularly looking for Sydney based performers, however due to rapid expansion of this program, everyone interested should apply. The program runs on a regular basis for two hours once a week and you may be required to facilitate several choirs in a week. Musicians who think they could become an inspirational leader fostering connections between children from Year’s 5 & 6 and residents in aged care should apply.
Does this sound like you?
Please apply below.