Science of Ensemble:

The subconscious processes involved in group music making


with Dr. Gary Seighman
Director of Choral Activities at Trinity University


Join educator and conductor Gary Seighman as we explore the practical takeaways of what the latest science has uncovered about the nature of group music making. There are forces among our singers that can directly inform our pedagogy and conducting gesture for more authentic musical collaboration. We conductors have always known that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts and now we can prove it!

General Course Outline

Session One: Introduction

Session Two: Emotions are Contagious

Session Three: Choral Inertia

Session Four: The Buffering Brain

Session Five: Facial Expressions are a 2-Way Street

Session Six: Thought-Gestures

Session Seven: Choir IQ

Session Eight: Paradigm Shift



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