Analysis of psychological well-being in inclusive choral practice




Music, Inclusion, Coral singnig, Diversity, Psychologicla well-being


Choral practice provides considerable benefits in the psychological, affective and social spheres, which favor inclusion and social cohesion. A study carried out with the participants of an inclusive choir. The objective is to carry out a descriptive analysis of the current situation of this choir to adapt and design actions that contribute to the improvement of psychological well-being. The sample is made up of 73 participants. The method used is ex post facto quantitative research, retrospective and comparative. The results reveal that there are differences in psychological well-being with respect to gender diversity and in those individuals who perceive psychological distress. People with functional diversity are not those who seem to have lower psychological well-being than those without functional diversity, although their levels of psychological well-being are lower. This aspect invites us to conclude that the activities proposed in the choir could enhance higher levels of psychological well-being.


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Author Biographies

M. Belén López-Casanova, University of Zaragoza, Spain

PhD from the University of Zaragoza. Higher degree in music theory, by the Zaragoza Conservatory of Music. Teacher of the Department of Musical, Plastic and Body Expression of the University of Zaragoza. Director of the first postgraduate degree in music therapy at the University of Zaragoza. Founder and coordinator of the inclusive choir Cantatutti of the University of Zaragoza, which won the Ibercaja Impulso Solidario Award in 2019 and the Ebrópolis Award for Good Citizen Practices. Currently developing her professional and research activity at the University of Zaragoza as a collaborating member of the ETNOEDU research group.

Icíar Nadal-García, University of Zaragoza, Spain

PhD in Philosophy and Letters from the University of Zaragoza. Higher Degree in Musical Pedagogy, Choir Direction and Orchestra and Solfeggio Conducting and Music Theory from the Superior Conservatory of Zaragoza. Teacher of the Department of Musical, Plastic and Body Expression of the University of Zaragoza. Member of the Research group H05_17R: HERAF: Hermeneutics and Phenomenological Anthropology. Founder and coordinator of the inclusive choir Cantatutti of the University of Zaragoza, which won the Ibercaja Impulso Solidario Award in 2018 and in 2019 the Ebrópolis Award for Good Citizen Practices. Co-director of the Chair: Music and Inclusion for Social Change.

Natalia Larraz-Rábanos, University of Zaragoza, Spain

Graduated in Psychology from the Civil University of Salamanca and PhD from the University of Zaragoza. Teacher at the Faculty of Education of the Department of Psychology and Sociology of the University of Zaragoza in the Area of ​​Evolutionary and Educational Psychology. Member of the consolidated Research Group “S46_20R: OPIICS. Observatory for Research and Innovation in Social Sciences” of the Government of Aragon, as well as an external collaborating member of the Research Group “Educational Change for Social Justice ”GICE of the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM). She has participated in various competitive research projects at the regional and national level and has published numerous works.

Borja Juan-Morera, University of Zaragoza, Spain

Bachelor graduated in piano from the Superior Conservatory of Music of Aragon. Best Final Project of the Master in Predoctoral Research, University of Zaragoza. He is currently developing his PhD in Music and Inclusion for Social Change. Conductor and founder of the inclusive choir Cantatutti of the University of Zaragoza, winner of the 2nd prize "Solidarity impulse" from the Ibercaja Foundation. Winner of the “Ebrópolis” award for good citizen practices in December 2019. For eight years, director of the Ensemble and Choir Ruta Quetzal BBVA, with performances on various stages in Europe and Latin America.


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How to Cite

López-Casanova, M. Belén, Icíar Nadal-García, Natalia Larraz-Rábanos, and Borja Juan-Morera. 2021. “Analysis of Psychological Well-Being in Inclusive Choral Practice”. Per Musi, no. 41 (October):1-16.



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