From our friends in NATS:


We are now one month away from our  Voice & Choral Pedagogy for Trangender & Non-Binary Singers Webinar on March 20-23. 


We are offering Professional Development Hours for the event. Every session will be recorded. All sessions and materials will be available to registered participants for 2 months after the event. Please invite your local k-12 music educators, church musicians, and music theatre directors!





This Zoom event is intended for voice teachers, choral teachers, music directors, or anyone who works with transgender and non-binary singers.


Did you know that Oregon is among the top 10 states by percentage of transgender individuals, at 0.65% of the population in 2016? Please join us to learn how to best serve this population in the voice studio, rehearsal hall, and on the stage.


Day I: Choral Pedagogy 

Clinician: William Sauerland

Special Guests: Transpose PDX


William Sauerland (he/them) offers a day-long introductory course on teaching trans(gender) and gender expansive singers. Setting the stage for a two-day workshop with The Voice Lab, Dr. Sauerland provides valuable information about the experiences and perspectives of gender expansive vocalists. Dr. Sauerland’s workshop is geared towards choral conductors and voice teachers, providing a broad range of tools, exercises, and practices appropriate for the choral setting and applied studio. Informed through personal experience and data drawn from the presenter’s research, this interactive clinic guarantees to impart the fundamentals of gender expansive vocal and choral pedagogy for vocal music teachers.


Day II-IV: Applied Voice Pedagogy 

Clinicians: Liz Jackson Hearns and Alexandra Plattos


The Voice Lab, Inc. co-founders Liz Jackson Hearns (she/her/they/them) and Alexandra Plattos Sulack (she/her) guide singing teachers through this in-depth and interactive training experience in voice pedagogy for transgender and non-binary students. Topics include considerations for voice range and repertoire, hormone therapy for singers, techniques for gender-perceived voice, and general voice health. Attendees will also participate in demonstrations of singing voice masculinization and feminization techniques through master classes and break-out sessions.


Bonus Session with Queer Opera

Beyond the Pants Role: Mindful Casting for Queer Singers


Registration closes: March 15


Registration Fee: 

NATS Member: $100.00

Non-Member:  $125.00

Please visit our Event Website to register and for more information, and our Facebook Event to join the community of educators and artists who plan to attend.



Anne McKee Reed, MM | she/her/hers | 
Voice Area Coordinator | Voice Faculty |
Music Department | Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center | Room 228

Pacific University | 2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116

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