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Shively, Nicole A. “Music Education for Mental Health: Creating a Participatory Music After School Program.” University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2018.
This thesis project, titled “Music Education for Mental Health: Creating a Participatory Music After School Program,” consists of a research paper and curriculum guide for the creation of a nonprofit after school program that will use music education to help youth with depression and anxiety. This program provides participatory music experiences to students in a supportive, cathartic environment. The paper details the research behind the psychological benefits of music, the activities that would be done with the students, and why there is a need for this program in current society. The curriculum guide consists of the addressed national music education standards, unit calendar, multiple sample lesson plans, and musical examples.