Music entertains people all around the world. Live music performances can affect an audience’s mood and energy levels and the performers, too. One study strives to learn more about the stressors professional musicians undergo before and during a live performance.
Exercise physiology graduate student Heather Vellers sought to find out how a musician’s body reacts during a live performance. The study chronicled heart rates during rehearsals and compared that to live performances in front of an audience.