What is The Ensemble Project?

The Ensemble Project explores the relationship between music and empathy: how live musical performance can connect people, helping them to overcome differences and conflicts.

Led by neuroscientist and opera singer Dr. Indre Viskontas, the multi-faceted project is designed to understand how music builds communities, creates hope, alleviates suffering and provides meaning in times of trouble. Combining science to extract general principles and art to explore the subjective experience, the goal of this project is to illuminate what is universal in our relationship with music, particularly when it leads to a greater sense of connection with others. This project is generously sponsored by the Germanacos Foundation through a grant to the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

You can participate in the experiments.