Huffington Post article features music theatre faculty member's research
Brian Kremer, assistant professor of music theatre, had his research on the vocal training of transgender singers featured in a recent Huffington Post article entitled "Gender Diversity and Education in Musical Theatre."
Research by Brian Kremer, assistant professor of music theatre, on the vocal training of transgender singers was featured in a recent Huffington Post article titled "Gender Diversity and Education in Musical Theatre."
Kremer was part of a roundtable of individuals who are all diversely involved in the LGBTQ and gender nonconforming communities. The discussion centered around gender identity in music theatre and how it effects training from the perspective of both teachers and students.
"The fact is that we’re training human beings, not individuals who have to fit into certain boxes. Something that we write about in the rough draft of our book, "The Singing Teacher’s Guide to Transgender Voices," is the idea of using specific language instead of describing a vocal quality as masculine or feminine," Kremer said in the article. "Because as soon as you say 'Can you make that sound more masculine?' 'More Feminine?' the singer’s vocal quality and timbre become tied to their gender identity/expression."