Steven M. Demorest

Steven M. Demorest teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in choral music methods, philosophy, research methods, and music cognition. His research interests include the cognitive, neurological, and social foundations of singing skills, cultural neuroscience of music, music cognition, and sight-singing pedagogy. His research has been published in journals from the music education, music cognition, and cognitive neuroscience fields. He is the author of Choral Music Methods and Materials (second edition) with Barbara Brinson and Building Choral Excellence. He is the incoming editor of the International Journal of Research on Choral Singing.

Recent blog posts by this author

Stop Freaking Out Over Talent—Everyone Can Sing

A Hungarian film titled “Sing” recently won the Oscar for best short film. “Sing” tells the story of young Zsófi, who joins a renowned children’s choir at her elementary school where “everyone is welcome.” Soon after joining, Zsófi is told by...