June 12, 2022
11:00 am / 12:00 pm
Sunday, June 12 11am-noon
Human voice is a complex, dynamic process we use for making sound, but also needs to be recognized as an important feature of our identity. People who are gender diverse may seek to modify aspects of their voice and communication to more closely match who they are. This workshop will allow participants to explore the human voice in ways that promote safe change in vocal characteristics, like pitch, inflection, and resonance. Aspects of vocal warm up and voice practice will be shared with the audience, and an app, Voice Tools, will be used to provide feedback on aspects of voice that can be modified. Be prepared to try some things with your voice. Download the app before you arrive, and we’ll see how it can be used.
Jack Pickering is a Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at The College of Saint Rose. He received his BA and MA from the University of Maine, and his doctoral degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences at Ohio University in 1990. Dr. Pickering’s teaching interests include voice disorders, gender affirming voice and communication, and counseling for communication disorders and differences. Dr. Pickering has been an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist since 1984, and is a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health.