Lab project quick look: Measuring eye movements of choir singers in the digital classroom

Published 16 June 2022
Vocal quartet reading sheet music and singing while wearing eye-trackers 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.

During the spring, measurements have been made and data collected with the help of LU Humanities Lab eye-tracking experts and equipment in our digital classroom.

The project is expected to add valuable new knowledge about choir singing expertise and partiture reading.

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