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Information Exchange

Information Exchange is dedicated to data collecting, audits, surveys and research – putting those in the field of voice in touch with each other. If you would like your project to be listed here, please email: administrator@britishvoiceassociation.org.uk with the following information:

  • Your contact name
  • Your email address and phone number
  • A brief description of your research project and objectives.
  • A link to your proposed project (if available)

Disclaimer: Inclusion on this web page does not constitute endorsement by the British Voice Association.


Faculty Equity in Musical Theatre Programs


Contact: Elizabeth Benson. Email: ebenson1@auburn.edu, tel.  (334) 844-6748

You may participate if you are currently employed (or have been employed in the past) as a faculty member in a college/university program offering musical theatre training. You must be 19 or older to participate. Participants will be asked to spend 15-20 minutes completing an online survey. We will be seeking responses until July 31. There are no risks, compensation, benefits, or costs involved in the survey. The survey is hosted by Qualtrics and all data will remain protected through Qualtrics's encryption software. Information collected through your participation may be used in conference presentations and journal publications, but all data will remain anonymous.

Link to the online survey: https://auburn.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0jiasokAO75VuXs



Is there is a difference in the way we perceive pitch through bone and muscle conduction and air conduction?


Contact: Thomas Edmonds. Email pfee006@live.rhul.ac.uk

If anyone wants a little lockdown project I'm still in need of plenty of volunteers to help with my PhD data collection. No criteria to take part, anyone is welcome to give it a go!

I am doing a PhD at Royal Holloway University of London and my research is exploring if there is a difference in the way we perceive pitch through bone and muscle conduction and air conduction. More specifically how we hear pitch in our own voice vs external pitch. There will be an information sheet, a button test programme, an audio track which will talk through what you need to do and a questionnaire.

There are two tests, one is a one to one pitch matching test where the track will play a series of notes and you will need to use the button test programme to find which button best matches the note you heard. The second test will be to sing happy birthday starting on a note that is played on the track. The first time will be sung normally, the second with headphones in or on but not plugged into anything, and the final time they will be plugged into the instructional track which will play white noise. Due to Covid-19, all data collection will be conducted remotely. I will send out all materials on an individual basis based on their voice type. Anyone is welcome to take part but some computer literacy is required. If you aren't confident with technology, we can arrange to do a zoom call and record it that way.


Student and Teacher Relationships in the Voice Studio


Contact: Valerie.Sims@ucf.edu, tel. 407-823-0343

Our research team at the University of Central Florida has created a voluntary research survey (Student and Teacher Relationships in the Voice Studio) to explore the unique dynamics and relationships of the private voice studio within the collegiate musical theatre program. It is our hope that you will forward the link on to others within your sphere be they students, colleagues, or alums that can help us to do valuable research into an underrepresented area of our field. This survey has been approved by the Institutional Review Board and no identifying information will be revealed to our research team. The survey takes approximately 15–20 minutes to complete. We look forward to hearing back from you at your earliest convenience. The team will be seeking responses until March 31, 2021.

Link to the online survey: http://ucf.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9TQm4pwZ2ApdSa9


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