Training in gender
There is a training process for music therapists and graduate level music therapy students who would like to facilitate the music therapy method of gender affirming voicework services for others. The process consists of completing Level I: Foundations and Level II: Clinical work. Upon completing the necessary requirements for both of these levels, trainees will be added to the list of music therapists trained in the method of gender affirming voicework.
This level will focus on training the trainer and is currently in development. Upon working with first gav cohort through Levels I & II, it is anticipated to gain more clarity for what this level will involve.
In the Art of Becoming Scholarship
For each Level I: Foundations of gender affirming voicework training, Becoming Through Sound will cover the cost of at least one BIPOC transgender, nonbinary, and/or gender expansive individual to attend the training through the In the Art of Becoming Scholarship.
Learn more about gender affirming voicework
Please note: The term "gender affirming voicework" refers to a very specific set of ideas initially developed by Maevon Gumble and which Braedyn Inmon and k schachner have joined in developing in relation to gender and voice-focused music therapy. While it is not the only way of engaging with gender and the voice within music therapy, it does refer to a very specific set of ideas and ways of musically working. Therefore, it is requested that you only use the term "gender affirming voicework" to describe your music therapy work once you have completed the required training.
Literature & Interviews
Gumble, M. (Forthcoming). A Composite Case Study of gender affirming voicework: Gaining Clarity on a Developing Music Therapy Method.
Dietrich, M. (Forthcoming). "Becoming Unhinged": a Queer Autoethnography of gender affirming voicework.
Gumble, M. (2021) Gender affirming voicework. The Feeling is Musical, podcast episode #51.
Gumble, M. (2020). Gender affirming voicework: A Queer Autoethnographic Account. Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy, 20(2).
Gumble, M. (2020). Queer: More Than an Adjective. The MTea, podcast episode #8.
Gumble, M. (2019). Gender affirming voicework: An Introduction for Music Therapy. Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy, 19(3).
Gumble, M. (2019). Embodied Speech Through Song: A Queer Autoethnographic Exploration of gender affirming voicework in Music Therapy. Unpublished Master's Thesis. Slippery Rock University.