Royal College of music developing simulator in bid to end stage fright

Users can share a performance in front of a simulated audience over the internet afterwards

Louis Dore
Saturday 09 May 2015 16:53

The Royal College of Music have developed a training facility which aims to eliminate stage fright.

The simulator includes realistic back-stage and on-stage areas as well as an interactive virtual audience and audition panel.

The performers can also watch, evaluate and share their performances from the simulator should they wish.

Musicians rarely rehearse in front of an audience, usually in practice rooms that differ significantly from their concert venues, due to the latter’s high cost and inaccessibility.

Much current international music training lacks repeated exposure to realistic performance situations, an issue this device hopes to address by teaching performers how to manage the stresses of performing and the demands of their audiences.

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