Pedagogy for Transgender and Non-Binary Singers

The Cascade NATS Chapter Presents:

Voice and Choral Pedagogy for Transgender and Non-Binary Singers

Date: Saturday, March 20 – Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Location: The University of Portland
Site Host: Nicole Hanig:
Event Coordinator: Sarah Maines:

COVID-19 Plan: This event will happen!
We hope to convene in person, but are prepared to move to a virtual event if necessary for safety regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Day I: Choral Pedagogy

Clinician: William Sauerland

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.

Special Guests: Transpose PDX and Queer Opera

Registration opens: November 1, 2020
Early Registration ends: January 31