Music gives access to aesthetic and existential experiences that are profound to the human being as a whole. Music also engages identity work and social participation. Due to constraints and challenges related to illness, disability, or challenges connected to economic, cultural and social -conditions/contexts, many people do not have access to music.
CREMAH argues that music is a valuable resource that offered to all human beings, alone and/or in groups: Music is a democratic right that belongs to all of us, either as recipients of music as an art form and cultural offer, and/or as active participants in music and musical activities, through music listening, singing and playing.
This is a mission, a social mandate, that the Norwegian Academy of Music (NMH) has, and a responsibility that CREMAH takes.
- new theory, knowledge, understanding, evidence and critical reflections about music as a health promoting and – health preventive health resource for people and society
- research on music therapy as a systematic treatment
- benchmarking research dissemination (publications, media and internet)