News > Hadfield Leads Singalong with Children from Space on Music Monday

Hadfield Leads Singalong with Children from Space on Music Monday

May 7, 2012 – Astronaut Chris Hadfield led a singalong from space, using his last video chat aboard the International Space Station to voice his support for music education.

Chris Hadfield leading the singalong from spaceStudents from across Canada and beyond joined Hadfield in singing the theme song for the Music Monday campaign, ISS — Is Somebody Singing?, which he co-wrote with with Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies.

In a question and answer session following the performance, Chris Hadfield spoke of his own reasons to support music education. The life-long musician says it promotes discipline, teamwork, and better brain function. “For a lot of different reasons I think music makes me a better astronaut,” he says.

Read more comments from Chris Hadfield about the value of music education

ISS — Is Somebody Singing? was commissioned by and the Coalition for Music Education. The Coalition for Music Education is a non-profit organization that promotes the benefits of music education for young people. The group says it created Music Monday to “celebrate the galvanizing power of music and demonstrate how that power is rooted in school music programs.”



Previous and Related News Articles

Landmark Study Sheds Light on Profound Benefits of the Performing Arts

50 Years Ago the Ontario Arts Council was Born

Share This Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>