Lab project quick look: Measuring eye movements of choir singers in the digital classroom
How do choir singers read partiture?
A partiture is a full musical score containing all parts in a musical composition on separate lines. In her doctoral thesis, Maria Timoshenko from the Swedish Royal College of Music investigates visual strategies of experienced choir singers reading partiture. By measuring eye movements of a quartet singing "a vista" (without having seen the score before) she can figure out exactly where, and in which order, the singers look.
The project is expected to add valuable new knowledge about choir singing expertise and partiture reading.