20 The Transgender Singing Voice Conference

screen capture from Earlham College website of the Transgender Singing Voice Conference. Photo contains organizer Danielle Cozart-Steele conducting choir.
Organizer and choir instructor Danielle Cozart-Steele.

This page contains the link to the interview of Danielle Cozart-Steele, who organized the Transgender Singing Voice Conference, a conference first started in 2017 and occurs every two years.

While Cozart-Steele was a choir teacher at Earlham College, she encountered a transitioning student who wanted to change vocal parts, moving from bass to alto. When researching on how to best train this student, she encountered no literature on working with transgender people on vocal performance. She reached out to other instructors and interested researchers and started the Transgender Singing Voice Conference.

This interview touches on the topics of voice instruction and vocal performance, allyship, inclusivity, and male to female transition.

2019 Program Schedule for the Transgender Singing Voice Conference

More materials related to the Transgender Singing Voice Conference (at least for 2017 and 2019 conferences) is located at the archives at Earlham College.

 

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IU East LGBTQ+ Archive by Beth South; Eng-W270 Spring 2019; Travis Rountree; and Abbie Sliger is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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