(Closing date for registration: 2 May 2023)
(Closing date for registration: 23 Aug 2023)
Sing Out Loud! Workshop (for Social Service Professionals) is a programme under the Esplanade Academy designed to equip and empower staff of Social Service Agencies (SSAs) with the skills and knowledge to run stimulating and engaging singing sessions for persons with dementia. This one-day programme draws from the core principles of Sing Out Loud! , an Esplanade community engagement programme conceptualised in partnership with Dementia Singapore in 2016. It will allow participants to gain:
An understanding of the person-centered approach in using music as a tool to engage persons with dementia
Effective music improvisation techniques
The practice of using percussion instruments, visual aids, and resources in their sessions
About the facilitator
Angelina Choo is a trained singer who has been singing and performing for over 30 years in choirs and a cappella ensembles. She is the founder and Artistic Director of The A Cappella Society and Urban Music Productions, overseeing concert projects, training projects and directing ensembles. She has also done choral conducting work in the past.
Esplanade’s Community Engagement team has been working with Angelina to run Sing Out Loud! for seniors since 2014, and with persons living with dementia in partnership with Dementia Singapore since 2016.
Who should attend?
Staff of Social Service Agencies (SSAs) who intend to engage persons with dementia through singing and music.
Applicants must have a good ear, great coordination skills and a love for music and movement.
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