Our lives are dominated these days by economic gloom - the recession, unemployment and the banking crisis. Before that we had wrongly thought that increasing the country's economic wealth would bring happiness when in fact pursuing a materialistic agenda in life (money, appearance, status/fame) can be unfulfilling and detract us from the things in life which really do contribute to well-being.
This special evening event at the RSAMD provided evidence of the role of music and its importance to our health and well-being. Various speakers explored the importance and joy of music as both a personal and social agent of change. During the evening participants were able to sit back and experience how music contributes substantially to our feelings of well-being.