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Learn why singing in a choir is good for children's physical and mental health

Published: October 2, 2016 12:00 AM

The Coalition for Children's Mental Health is excited to announce that Eve Sliwinski will be giving a presentation at 7 p.m. on Oct. 4 in the Media Center of East Woods School. Sliwinski will be talking about singing and the physical and mental health benefits of collaborative singing in a choir.

Sliwinski is a life-long musician, conductor and singer. She has directed choirs locally and throughout the United States. She is the founding director of the Hudson Community Youth Chorus which was established in September of 2014 under the auspices of the Hudson Community Chorus. The Youth Chorus is for treble voices, girls from fifth grade through 12th grade and boys from fifth grade to voice change. She is also the director of the Hudson Community Children's Chorus which began in September of 2015 and is for third, fourth and fifth graders in Hudson and the surrounding communities. From 2005 to 2010, she was the director of music at First Congregational Church in Hudson.

Sliwinski holds a master's degree in music education with choral emphasis from Edinboro University and a bachelor of music education from Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver. She has completed postgraduate work at Westminster Choir College, Towson State University, the Choral Music Experience, Elon University and the British Kodaly Academy. She has studied with Rene Clausen, Anton Armstrong and Craig Arnold and has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, the Blossom Chorus and Sloane Square Choral Society, London.

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