2016 Melbourne Recital Centre Music & Wellbeing Survey Released
Enthusiasm, joy, happiness, excitement, learning and enrichment…
These are the feelings we often associate with the shared experience of live music performance. Melbourne Recital Centre wanted to understand more about the impact that music heard in its inspiring spaces has on concertgoers’ feelings of wellbeing. In late 2015, it began a research project with a multi-disciplinary team from The University of Melbourne’s School of Culture and Communication, Music, Mind and Wellbeing and Melbourne Business School to investigate the dimensions of wellbeing around enrichment, community and immersion.
The research found that 92% of surveyed audience members reported a feeling of increased personal wellbeing directly enhanced by an experience at Melbourne Recital Centre.