Impact of an Interdisciplinary Concert Series on Stress and Work–Life Balance in a Dental College

Charles D. Larsen, Midori Larsen, Michael D. Larsen, Cherish Im, Amr M. Moursi, Marilyn Nonken

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Abstract

A piano concert series and jazz reception program was organized at the College of Dentistry at New York University, in 2007. An anonymous survey to assess the response of faculty, staff, and students to the concert series was conducted during 2010 to 2011. Overwhelmingly, the respondents recommend that music concerts in the dental college be continued. Support is apparent in the overall recommendation and in questions dealing with stress, productivity, music, the auditorium, and the community. Differences between groups defined by status (student, faculty, other, or unknown) and by previous music study (yes, no, or unknown) were small. Events such as a concert series organized at the College of Dentistry apparently can have positive influence on work–life balance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-187
Number of pages11
JournalMusic & Medicine
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2012

Keywords

  • extracurricular activity
  • music and dentistry
  • relaxation
  • stress
  • work–life balance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Music

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