Online Choirs: How to carry out virtual choir rehearsals with the help of digital tools

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Type and Duration

ERASMUS, September 2022 until August 2024


Institute of Information Systems

Main Research

Business Process Management


Restrictions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 forced choirs to suspend physical rehearsals. Relegated to the "home office", some choirs initiated online rehearsals to continue singing together. While the experiences from the pandemic show that online rehearsals basically work, many limitations remain. This project seeks to enable choirs to carry out online rehearsals by consolidating the lessons learned and designing guidelines regarding technology, choir pedagogy and social interaction.
First, this project will identify the state-of-the-art of online choir rehearsals. Subsequently, technology solutions and principles for carrying out online choir rehearsals will be designed. Those concepts will build on identified best practices, address existing limitations, and consider different requirement profiles. The designed technology solutions and principles will be evaluated in rehearsals with an online laboratory choir and refined using insights from surveys and expert workshops.
The results of this project include 1) a documentation of the state-of-the-art of online choir rehearsals from a technological, choir pedagogical, and socio-technical perspective; 2) guidelines concerning technology solutions, for conducting online rehearsals as well as for increasing technology acceptance and fostering interaction during online rehearsals; and 3) identification and description of (digital) competencies to carry out online rehearsals.

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