Study: Singing in Non-Ideal Performance

Location:  Engineering Building, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Rd, E1 4NS

From the end of this week (19th July) to the first week in October, I will be looking for participants to take part in a singing study to determine how well musicians, particularly vocalists, are able to rely on their training and imagery skills when performing in some non-ideal performance conditions, including altered auditory feedback and noise disruptions.

You will be asked to sing a piece of your own choosing (solo voice in any genre) under listening and performance conditions which have been designed to distract you – your goal is to flaunt your musical skills by singing as accurately and expressively as possible! 

Vocalists with formal training are especially welcomed; however, all musicians (including those without formal training) are welcome to participate! You must be able to sing confidently unaccompanied and do so with reasonable pitch accuracy. You will also be asked to complete a questionnaire about your music experience and provide some feedback about your singing through the study. 

This study will take approximately 1 hour to complete and you will receive £20 for your participation.

To sign up for the study, please click here to book a time slot!

If you have any questions about the study, please don’t hesitate to contact me by replying to this message or emailing me at c.n.reed@qmul.ac.uk!