Kristen Murdaugh (she/they) is a voice pedagogue, voice scientist, singer, and activist. An evidence-based, identity-affirming, student-centered voice teacher, she believes in helping her students find their most authentic voices through the intersection of cutting-edge voice science and tried-and-true voice pedagogy. Her publications include: Correlating Perceptual and Spectral Aspects of Chiaroscuro in Singing; In-Person or Virtual: Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on the Teaching Habits of Voice Pedagogues; That’s What He Said: Gender Bias in the Fundamental Models of Sound Perception; and Talking about Talking: The Science of the Voice (TEDx). With a key-interest in the intersectionality of gender studies and voice science, she hopes to foster a more equitable, transparent, and diverse world of singing through her work. Kristen is a doctoral researcher and PhD candidate at the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria, a member of the service-oriented vocal ensemble Servire, and active in PAVA, the Voice Foundation, and NATS where she serves as vice-president and director of communications for the NATS Boston chapter. Through her work with Servire, community organizations, and her own research and teaching, she aims to facilitate constructive dialogue and work alongside her community to foster social change. Outside of music, Kristen enjoys spending time with those she loves, listening to copious amounts of podcasts, drinking coffee, and playing with her cat Rascal.

Upcoming Short Courses

That’s What He Said: Gender Inequity in Sound Perception Research
Tuesday 30th July 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

That’s What He Said: Gender Inequity in Sound Perception Research

Kristen Murdaugh

This course will detail the historical roots of gender inequity and bias in sound perception research, contrast that against present day research methods, and explore cutting-edge research that highlights the many roles that gender may play in sound perception, as well as in singing, and why those roles may impact research outcomes.