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Transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming singers finding their voice

How can the music world create a more inclusive environment for all voices? That’s a question that’s top of mind for some musicians and educators. We hear from Ash, the artistic director of Transpose PDX, a Portland nonprofit that has a community choir and acapella group aimed at empowering transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming musicians. We’ll also hear from Sarah Maines, a singing voice specialist and adjunct professor at the University of Portland, who teaches healthy vocal techniques. They join us with details.

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