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Trans Opera

Posted on: March 6th, 2017 by Jane Ramseyer Miller GALA Articles No Comments

Nothing like art to stir conversation and dialogue! Opera companies around the world are performing a chamber opera (As One) that premiered in 2014 exploring the life of a transgender woman. The libretto was co-written by Kimberly Reed, drawing from her own experience as a trans woman. In the original production, the lead role was […]


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Out of the Shadows

Posted on: January 14th, 2017 by Jane Ramseyer Miller GALA Articles No Comments

Two years ago I had lunch with Steve Milloy at the GALA Leadership Symposium in Cleveland. While chatting Steve asked if I would be interested in commissioning a musical oratorio on the life of gay, African American civil rights activist Bayard Rustin. I said yes immediately; I’m pretty sure he hadn’t even finished the sentence! I […]


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Creating Choirs That Welcome Trans* Singers

Posted on: February 8th, 2016 by Jane Ramseyer Miller GALA Articles No Comments

Fifteen years ago, Jan Michael, an alto in my chorus, approached me to share that s/he identified as transgender and was beginning his physical transition by taking testosterone. I was clueless about the process but suggested that we check in every few months for a range check. Within the next year, to my amazement, Jan’s […]


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Voice Tips 101

Posted on: July 26th, 2013 by Jane Ramseyer Miller GALA Articles No Comments

Once a month GALA Choruses is offering tips on vocalization and singing for our chorus members. If you have tips to share or vocal questions that you would like addressed just shoot me an email.  This first tip comes from veteran conductor and clinician, Dr. Stan Hill.         – Jane Ramseyer Miller, […]


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