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Supporting Trans and Gender Expansive Voices in the Music Classroom
with Dr. Bridget Sweet
Thursday 17th November 2022 5-7pm GMT

The increased visibility of trans and gender expansive students in music classrooms is a beautiful thing.

However, with increased visibility comes the need for increased understanding about voices individually and collectively, as well as literally and figuratively, in the music classroom.

I am a white cisgender, heterosexual female, and I am proud to present this session as an ally to the LGBTQ+ community and to speak from my perspective as a music education researcher of voice.

During this session we will consider terminology surrounding the vocal mechanism, gender identification, sexual identity, and voice change.

Perspectives from trans and gender expansive musicians will be shared via multiple media sources.

We will explore research by prominent scholars in the music education and vocal science fields.

Practical teaching strategies and considerations for repertoire will also be discussed.

If you would like a certificate of attendance for this event, please send us an email.

Attend this course for as little as £22.00.

Dr. Bridget Sweet is Associate Professor of Music Education at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois where she teaches music education pedagogy, including choral methods and literature, middle-level general music methods, graduate courses in music education, as well as a course focused on the development of healthy practices for all musicians.

Dr. Sweet has worked extensively with adolescent singers as a teacher, clinician and adjudicator. She wrote the books Growing Musicians: Teaching Music in Middle School and Beyond (2016) and Thinking Outside the Voice Box: Adolescent Voice Change in Music Education (2019).

Her research interests include middle level choral music education, female and male adolescent voice change, empowering music educators, health and wellness, and intersections of diversity and the music classroom.

She is earning licensure to be a Body Mapping Instructor through the Association for Body Mapping Education.

Thursday 17th November 2022 5-7pm GMT

This course is free for Voice Study Centre's MA/PGCert students and £30 (VAT inclusive) otherwise.

If you would like to book a place on this course, please use the payment form in the 'Book Your Place' tab or email

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