Date of Award
Open Access Dissertation
School of Music
This study examined the relationship of a subject's heart rate variability, respiration rate and other vital statistics to rehearsing and performing as a singer. Among the events used for data collection were individual lessons of undergraduates and a lecture-recital presented by a graduate student. Findings indicate a general upward trend in HRV and an increase in range of HR%MAX among subjects while singing, along with a general decrease of respiration rate.
Pritchard, J. H.(2013). The Artist's Gauntlet: A Singers' Physiological Responses to the Stimuli of Rehearsing and Performing. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from http://scholarcommons.sc.edu/etd/2485