2022-2023: Trans and Nonbinary Vocal Workshops with Emily Bate and Julie Lipson
A vocal exploration workshop for trans/nonbinary people to unlock greater access to the full range of vocal expression. Using a creative, play-based approach, we experiment with sound, pleasure, range, and resonance. We learn about vocal anatomy and health, hormones and voice, releasing tension, and breathwork. Come together in a group of trans and nonbinary voices to share stories, sing together, and open up new vocal possibilities.
Register for the spring session here (in person in Philadelphia).
Spring workshop details:
March 25+26, 2023; 12-4:30 pm
Led by Julie Lipson and Emily Bate; with special guests Cory O'Niell Walker
Free, registration required.
PLEASE NOTE: Masks are required for this event while indoors. Some portions of the event will be outside, weather dependent. When outside, masks are optional.
SAVE THE DATE:
Master Class on Transfeminine Voice with Mari Valverde
Tuesday, March 28th, from 6-8pm, with a break
At the Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St., Philadelphia.
Free! No registration needed.
“Limitations put on us are the only difference between trans and cis voices” – Mari Esabel Valverde
Mari Esabel Valverde is an award-winning composer, classically trained vocalist and teacher. Join her for a master class focused on transfeminine voice.
In this presentation, Mari will debunk common misconceptions of the transfeminine voice; introduce key topics in voice feminization focusing on breathing, phonation, and resonance; and speak on how transgender vocal pedagogy and transgender vocal expression are integral to liberation.
Accessibility: The entrance that we use most often is on the left side of the building toward the back. There are six steps up into the building.
The building is equipped with a ramp for wheelchairs, strollers, and other devices. The ramp is on the right side of the building toward the back. Take the concrete path from Walnut Street and you'll find the ramp. Once inside, make a right into the hallway and then make a left at the restroom. This entrance is kept locked except during events. The venue has a ramp onto the stage as well as an ADA accessible restroom on the first floor. This restroom serves one person at a time and is also equipped with a changing station. All of our restrooms are gender-neutral.
We are asking all attendees to wear a mask for the duration of the event. We will livestream the event and post the recording to youtube.
Funded by the Sachs Program of Arts Innovation
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MUSIC THERAPY AND BEYOND: WORKSHOPS, SUPERVISION, AND OTHER SERVICES
"Thank you so much for your presentation. It brought a real dose of positive energy and thoughtfulness to our holiday celebration. I have a sense that it created unity in the room as well, in an intuitive way."
Each time I hear Julie Lipson present, I leave feeling invigorated and excited about the potential for creativity in me and my clients. Julie invites participation with warmth, and makes everyone feel at ease. At the same time, they provide a wealth of information about incorporating creativity into one’s practice."
"I had the privilege recently of hearing Julie Lipson present a workshop to a group of experienced group therapists on incorporating music therapy techniques into their work. Julie gave a highly engaging and polished presentation that was at once thoughtful, relevant, and playful, with a strong participatory component. I had fun and “stole” a few ideas for my adolescent groups- if you have the chance I strongly recommend hearing them present."
"One of the most refreshing social-work-related events I've been to. I need more music and movement in my life/practice!"