Copyright 2020 Nicola Oddy

On this page, l share the progress and news of my PhD research about the use of improvisational singing in Environmental Vocal Exploration (EVE). I am pleased to be studying under the expert guidance of Jesse Stewart, PhD,  Ellen Waterman, PhD of Carleton University, and Yana Meerzon PhDof University of Ottawa. I am now recruiting 5 performers to join me in The Singing Field - an immersive, collaborative performance piece. We will sing in various environments to understand what the act of engaging in EVE will teach us about environments, and our selves. 

If you find this idea intriguing at all and wish to know more, please contact me, for more information.

A notice for fellow singers!

Some of you may know that I am now a PhD Candidate in Cultural Mediations at Carleton University. I am very privileged to be working on a research project under the supervision of Professor Jesse Stewart.  

I am seeking 5 singers to participate with me in a study entitled “The Singing Field: Responses to Participation in Performances of Environmental Vocal Exploration.” This study aims to help me to understand perceptions of participating in performances of improvisatory singing in various kinds of environments.

If anything about this is intriguing to you, please contact me

(This project [# 109186 ]was reviewed and cleared by the Carleton University Research Ethics Board A.  If you have any ethical concerns with the study, please contact Carleton University Research Ethics Board (by phone at 613-520-2600, ext. 2517 or by email at



The Singing Field: Responses to Participation in performances of Environmental Vocal Exploration

​​​​​​Nicola Oddy