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Publication

The Singing Teacher's Guide to Transgender Voices

Liz Jackson Hearns, Brian Kremer
Details:
250 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Softcover, 7 x 10"
ISBN13:
978-1-63550-093-6
Release Date:
05/31/2018
$129.95

Overview

The Singing Teacher’s Guide to Transgender Voices is the first comprehensive resource developed for training transgender and non-binary singers. This text aids in the development of voice pedagogy tailored to the needs of transgender singers, informed by cultural competence, and bolstered by personal narratives of trans and non-binary singing students.

The singing life of a transgender or non-binary student can be overwhelmingly stressful. Because many of the current systems in place for singing education are so firmly anchored in gender binary systems, transgender and gender nonconforming singers are often forced into groups with which they feel they don't belong. Singers in transition are often afraid to reach out for help because the likelihood of finding a voice teacher who is competent in navigating the social, emotional, physical, and physiological challenges of transition is minimal at best.

This text equips teachers with a sympathetic perspective on these unique struggles and with the knowledge and resources needed to guide students to a healthy, joyful, and safe singing life. It challenges professional and academic communities to understand the needs of transgender singers and provide evidence-based voice education and real-world opportunities that are authentic and genuine.

The Singing Teacher’s Guide to Transgender Voices is the first book of its kind to provide thorough, organized information on the training of trans singers for educators in both the academic and independent teaching realms.

Foreword by Das Janssen
Introduction
Acknowledgements

Part I: The Person
Chapter 1. Deconstructing Gender

Chapter 2. Communication

Chapter 3. Voice Classification and Repertoire

Chapter 4. Psychological Perspective: An Interview with Kelly George, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Psychotherapist

Part II: The Voice
Chapter 5. Respiration and Special Considerations for Trans Singers
Introduction

Chapter 6. Hormone Therapy and Voice

Chapter 7. Pitch and Registration

Chapter 8. Resonance and Articulation

Chapter 9. Voice Health for Transgender Singers

Part III: The Experience
Chapter 10. Trans Singers on Singing

Appendix 1. Sample Student Intake Form
Appendix 2. Transgender Inclusive and Affirming Policies
Appendix 3. Voice Exercises
Index

About The Authors

Liz Jackson Hearns

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Brian Kremer

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