Music and Aging: A Contribution to the Research of the Role of Music in Quality Aging Supported by the Case of the Ptuj Retirement Home

Authors

  • Vita Lunežnik arinthian State Conservatorium
  • Ana Hofman Institute of Culture and Memory Studies, Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
  • Nives Ličen University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/mz.54.1.123-140

Keywords:

music education, late-life learning, action research, participatory approach

Abstract

The article focuses on the benefits of music for older adults in retirement homes. Relevant literature was studied to investigate the theoretical and sociocultural context. Furthermore, participatory action research was conducted in the Ptuj retirement home. The findings indicate that the music programme has substantial personal and social value for the residents.

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Author Biographies

Vita Lunežnik, arinthian State Conservatorium

Vita LUNEŽNIK (luneznikvita@gmail.com) has graduated at the Department of Educational Sciences – Pedagogy and Andragogy at the Faculty of Arts Ljubljana in 2016. Her diploma thesis was rewarded with the student Prešeren prize. In 2017, she finished her viola studies (summa cum laude) at the Carinthian State Conservatory of Music and Drama in Klagenfurt, Austria.

Ana Hofman, Institute of Culture and Memory Studies, Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Ana HOFMAN (hofman.ana@gmail.com) is a senior research fellow at the Institute of cultural and memory studies of ZRC SAZU. Her research interests include music and politics, music and cultural memory, applied ethnomusicology, all related to former Yugoslavia and post-Yugoslav societies. She is currently a post-doctoral Fulbright Fellow at the Graduate Center of City University New York.

Nives Ličen, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts

Nives LIČEN (nives.licen@ff.uni-lj.si) je izredna profesorica za andragogiko na Filozofski fakulteti Univerze v Ljubljani. Raziskovalno se ukvarja s področjem informalnega učenja v odraslosti, še posebej z umeščenim, biografskim in ekspanzivnim učenjem.

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Published

29.06.2018

How to Cite

Lunežnik, V., Hofman, A., & Ličen, N. (2018). Music and Aging: A Contribution to the Research of the Role of Music in Quality Aging Supported by the Case of the Ptuj Retirement Home. Musicological Annual, 54(1), 123–140. https://doi.org/10.4312/mz.54.1.123-140

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