Music On The Mind Lecture 5: Music And Happiness: How Music Promotes Emotional Health And Wellbeing?

Associate Professor Nikki Rickard

Melbourne Recital Centre


6:00 pm

Although this event is free, bookings are essential. Tickets can be booked through the Melbourne Recital Centre website

Music is an emotional elixir. It helps us manage our negative moods and experience highly pleasurable emotions. Music can also generate intensely sad and fearful emotions, and influence more complex states such as our sense of meaning and purpose in life.  In this presentation, Nikki Rickard explores how research is providing insight into when music is beneficial for our emotional wellbeing, and when it might be used to signal ill health.   The role of music as a means for young people to self-manage symptoms of depression will also be explored.