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Chills and music performance

The purpose of this study is to understand more about experiences of chills (subjective experiences accompanied by goosebumps, shivers down the spine, or tingling sensations) when performing or playing music.

Please note: by ‘performance’, we mean any situation in which you have played music; this can range from performing as part of a concert, to informal or casual playing with friends or on your own, and anything in between.

Link to the online survey and further information:

The study has been approved by the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Cultures Research Ethics Committee at the University of Leeds (LTMUSC-143). Please feel free to share the link on other networks and with anyone you think might be interested. If you have any questions about the study, please contact Dr Scott Bannister ( and Dr Emily Payne (


Study on musicians' perceptions of live performance

Below is a link to participate in a study exploring musicians’ perceptions of live performance. The purpose of this study is to capture insights about the value of live performance for musicians across different styles of music. We are keen to hear from musicians, understood in the broadest possible sense.

Link to study page

Emily Payne & Karen Burland


What is your musician identity? Find out and help to validate the world’s first musician identity tool!

Are you an undergraduate or post-graduate music student?

If so, please help us to validate the tool by generating your own musician identity profile.

The tool takes about 10 minutes to complete and you access it by clicking in the banner or by clicking here.

Thanks for your help!

Dawn Bennett (Curtin University, Australia) and Karen Burland (University of Leeds, England)