Butterfly Music Transgender Chorus
The Butterfly Music Transgender Chorus empowers and supports the transgender community through music, as well as outreach and research, so that transgender people are able to build community and lead happier and more integrated lives.
July 27- Long Open Mic (sign-up starts at 6:30! First come, first serve!) 7-9:30pm!
JULY-AUGUST TRANS VOCAL MASTER CLASS
While very little has been published about the unique needs of trans singers, Sandi Hammond has studied with the only two published authors in the area and has been working with trans singers for almost two years. She is a passionate advocate for the development of best practices in this field.
Each student (trans and non-binary singers ages 14 and up) will have the chance to work on 1 or 2 songs for the duration of the course, in order to achieve a sense of “mastery”. Performing for family and friends at the last class is optional. We will explore the singing voice broadly, review how to care for the voice, and identify some of the unique needs os trans vocalists in particular and develop customized warmup routines for each singer. Call 617-583-0309 to find out more information or request a scholarship. You can register here.
Dates: July 14, 21, 28th, August 4, 11, 18th (August 18th is an optional student recital) 7-9pm.
Where: The first 5 classes are in Arlington. The 6th class is in a studio in Cambridge.
Cost: $235 per singer. Scholarships available (call the number above). Tuition may be paid in two installments of $117.50.
Class Size: 8
The Butterfly Music Transgender Chorus, based in Boston, Massachusetts, is one of the very first all-transgender choirs in the USA. We were founded in order to provide trans people a safe space to enjoy singing and build community, and to celebrate trans voices and trans musical talent.
"The chorus has been so good for me on so many levels. Beyond the musical aspect, there's also the fact that everyone I've met so far is nice. I'm making friends in addition to making music, and I hadn't expected that. It really has been quite wonderful. It really is similar to my transition in that I finally am not afraid to hide my voice from the world the same way I don't hide the woman inside me." - Janelle, chorus member
"The chorus offers an experience that is both freeing and powerful in its affirmation of TGNC people through empowering them to bring their whole beings, talents, interest, and motivation to create something beautiful from within themselves, and as a community. It's a positive way to build a stronger community around a shared interest and meaningful celebration." - Ruben Hopwood, Coordinator, Trans Health Program at Fenway Health