EYSI


Welcome to the European Young Singers Inventory!

At the same time as ‘The Singing Sofa’ project, the European Young Singers Inventory (EYSI) was conducted among singing children, youngsters and choir leaders across the length and breadth of Europe. The purpose of this research study was to chart the prevailing ideas, knowledge, worries and needs of youth choirs and their members throughout the continent. It was decided to use a holistic approach, which inquired about the growth and welfare of children and youngsters in relation to different aspects of development and voice awareness.

In this survey answers were sought to the following questions:

  • Does choral singing have an influence on children and youngsters?
    • If so, what influence?
    • Are there differences in relation to age and gender?
  • Does choral singing have an impact on the physical, cognitive, social and/or psychological development and welfare of children and youngsters?
    • Are there differences in relation to age and gender?
  • Are there differences between the vision of the choir leaders and the vision of the children and youngsters?
  • What are the needs of the children and youngsters?
  • What are the needs of the choir leaders?
  • Are there significant intercultural differences in the choral world?

The most important information resulting from the EYSI has been summarized in the information pack on this website. Whenever we refer to information derived from the EYSI, this is indicated with a clear and easily recognizable symbol. The full report of the survey results can be downloaded by clicking here [English]. This report is also available in French, Dutch and German.


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