RINATS CHAPTER EVENTS

Upcoming Events for the RI Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing:

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RINATS Spring Auditions

April 1, 2023 

Salve Regina University
Newport, RI

Stay tuned for more details!

RINATS Fall Workshop

November 19, 2022

This workshop will serve as an introduction to working with non-binary and trans voices. It will provide information on matters such as basic vocabulary of terminology specific to this population, medical and psychological considerations, as well as suggested repertoire and vocalises. 

 

Workshop fee is:
FREE for all RINATS/NE NATS members
$5 for all NATS members 
$10 for all other non-members

Payment can be made via PayPal: https://paypal.me/rinatstreasurer

 

RSVP using the form below. A Zoom link will be sent out prior to the event.

RSVP HERE

About the Presenters:

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Liz Jackson-Hearns

 

(she/her & they/them)
 

Co-Founder, Owner, and Principal Voice Instructor of The Voice Lab

Dr. Loraine Sims 

(she/her)

LSU School of Music
Edith Killgore Kirkpatrick Professor of Voice

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Singers, speakers, and fellow voice teachers from all different backgrounds seek out Liz’s teaching for her ability to illuminate traditional voice pedagogy with evidence-based discoveries and methods in a creative and playful environment. In 2014, Liz began working with transgender/non-binary individuals, helping clients to develop voice and communication patterns that align with and affirm their identity. She also works with trans/non-binary singers, supporting a sustainable, healthy singing voice technique during medical transition (or not) and beyond.

Liz teaches fellow voice teachers who are eager to support their transgender and non-binary students through workshops, public speaking, training sessions, and online courses. Liz is the author of One Weird Trick: A User’s Guide to Transgender Voice and co-author of The Singing Teacher’s Guide to Transgender Voices.

Dr. Loraine Sims is the Edith Killgore Kirkpatrick Professor of Voice, Vocal Studies Division Chair, and Vocal Area Coordinator at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she teaches Voice and Vocal Pedagogy. She has achieved critical-acclaim for her “vibrant, bell-like soprano” as well as her “warm intimacy, engaging passion and casual artistry.”  She has become an industry leader in voice pedagogy of transgender singers. Professional activities include a pre-conference workshop, “Teaching Outside the Gender Binary: Working with Transgender and Non-Binary Singers” for the 2018 National NATS Conference and,“What the Fach? Voice Dysphoria in the Transgender and Genderqueer Singer” for the Voice Foundation’s 2018 Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice in Philadelphia. Dr. Sims is the chair of the NATS Advocacy Committee, the NATS Foundation Liaison for the Southern Region, and a past Southern Regional NATS Governor. Her students have been winners in national and regional competitions, sing in regional opera and concert venues, and are teaching at schools and universities in the US and abroad.

PREVIOUS CHAPTER EVENTS

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WELCOME BACK SOIRÉE

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6:30-9:30 PM
87 Congdon St.
Providence, RI

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INTRODUCTION TO ACOUSTIC VOCAL PEDAGOGY: PERCEPTION-INFORMED FUNCTIONAL LISTENING 

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