Rise, Shine, Sing! is a 45-minute singing and dance program offered through Zoom. It is open to people of any age or ability. Participation is free.
Interested in joining us?
Registering for Rise, Shine, Sing! is a 2-step process:
Read through our Letter of Information, which explains our research goals, and outlines the information we're collecting as part of this research.
Subscribe to our mailing list for the Zoom link and updates about the program (if you haven't already).
Step 1: Review our Letter of Information
Study Title: Rise, Shine, Sing! Exploring Issues of Access & Affect for Adults Participating in Community Music Theatre
Name of Principal Investigators: Dr. Julia Brook, DAN School of Drama and Music, Queen’s University Dr. Colleen Renihan, DAN School of Drama and Music, Queen’s University
Dear Participant: You are invited to take part in a Research project called Rise, Shine, Sing! Participation in this activity includes participating in weekly virtual sessions of Rise, Shine Sing! that will take place on Monday mornings between September 2022 to April 2024 over Zoom.
During these sessions we will record the meeting. You have the option to participate without video. We will use these recordings to analyze our data for research purposes and to share grid-view images of the screen shots in the dissemination of the research in conference presentations, journal articles or on our research website. Your name will never be associated with your image.
You can stop participating at any time without penalty. Please note that because of the group nature of the video elicitation, you cannot withdraw this component. Observation sessions will not identify you by name so that information cannot be withdrawn. A separate consent form will also be sent to invite you to participate in other aspects of our research such as completing a questionnaire and/or participating in an interview.
Your confidentiality will be protected to the extent permitted by applicable laws. The study data will be stored on an encrypted hard drive on Queen’s University servers. We will keep your data securely for ten years per Queen’s University Policy, after which the de-identified data will be destroyed securely. We will have access to this data while it is stored. The Queen’s University General Research Ethics Board (GREB) may request access to study data to ensure that we have or are meeting ethical obligations in conducting this research. GREB is bound by confidentiality and will not disclose any personal information.
If you have any ethics concerns please contact the General Research Ethics Board (GREB) at 1-844-535-2988 (Toll free in North America) or chair.GREB@queensu.ca.
This Letter of Information provides you with the details to help you make an informed choice. All your questions should be answered to your satisfaction before you decide whether or not to participate in this research study. Keep this letter of Information for your records. You have not waived any legal rights by consenting to participate in this study.
Attending the Rise, Shine, Sing! sessions will indicate your consent to participate in this part of the research. Subscribe below to receive the link to the next Rise, Shine, Sing! session.
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