Networked Music Performance in Virtual Reality

Do you enjoy singing and have a VR headset? Would you like be part of a research study looking into music performance in virtual reality and video conferencing?

Study description

As part of a Masters of Music (Research) study by Ben Loveridge at the University of Melbourne, participants over the age of 18 are being sought to assist with research into the experience of singing online while in virtual reality (VR) and video conferencing. Participants with a musical background are encouraged to apply, however advanced musical ability is not essential. Those with an interest in music and its use in emerging technology mediums may also be interested in participating.

The study will involve singing a simple, well-known tune with a facilitator in both a video conference session and virtual reality environment. An Zoom interview and short survey will follow the singing sessions. The study will take approximately 30 – 45 mins. No financial payment will be provided, but participants will get to experience a unique remote musical collaboration while helping to increase knowledge in the field.

Participant requirements

Requirements for participating in the study are access to:

  • An internet connection (at least 1Mbps up/down recommended).
  • A computer or device that can run the Zoom videoconference application and headphones.
  • Access to a virtual reality headset that can run the BigScreen VR application such as the Oculus Quest 1 and 2, Oculus Go, Oculus Rift or Rift S, HTC Vive or Vive Pro, Valve Index or Windows Mixed Reality headset.

This research has received University of Melbourne ethics approval (ID: 1954997.3).


Medium (20 - 44 mins)


Participants are uncompensated

Recruitment ends

March 31, 2021

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I am a graduate researcher at The University of Melbourne in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music investigating the intersection of networked music and virtual reality (VR).