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Trauma-Informed Singing Virtual Intensive

Vocalists, we can't wait for you to join us for a weekend of

online classes

with recording for future viewing

with five of the world's leading researchers, clinicians, and therapists in the voice and trauma field.


Participants of our intensive can expect to gain a better understanding of:

  • How our voices are impacted by trauma
  • What research we currently have about the voice's connection to trauma
  • How to embrace what our bodies and brains have been through while singing rather than fight it.


The Schedule:

Day One - Sat, June 11th, 2022

10am - 4pm ET (New York City)

    • 10:00am - 10:30am

      Societal & Educational Impacts on Our Singing

      Discussion & Lesson with Jillian Paige

    • 10:30am - 12:00pm

      Voice Alchemy Session with Decolonizing Kiki

      Dr. Kiki Steiner

      Dr. Kiki Steiner will present a Voice Alchemy session which focuses on releasing stories of shame around the voice and deepening one’s relationship with their voice through simple vocalizations and singing exercises. Dr. Kiki combines meditation, body + voice activation, and singing to facilitate self-led healing within virtual community spaces. Dr. Kiki will also present on her journey to decolonization, the implications it has had on siya’s educational philosophies and creativity, and the embodiment of decolonization in siya’s work as founder of Decolonizing Kiki LLC.

12:00 - 12:30pmLunch break

    • 12:30 - 2:00pm

      The Science of Voice & Trauma: What We (Don’t) Know

      Dr. Elisa Monti

      In this workshop, we will explore different approaches to looking at the trauma-voice relationship and reflect on how they inform our field, our daily practices, and our perspectives. Throughout this dialogues, we will discuss different types of existing evidence on how trauma can impact the voice and we will reflect on related implications, limitations, and future directions.

    • 2:00 - 2:30pm

      Personal Experiences’ Impacts on our Singing

      Discussion & Lesson with Jillian Paige

    • 2:30 - 4:00pm

      Grounding, Safety, & Boundaries in Singing

      Carlita Victoria

      Carlita will lead us in a class in which she’ll guide us exploring how anxiety may appear in auditions and performances, share her own testimonial about how trauma has impacted her physical, emotional and mental experiences in auditions, and give us support tools that we may use when singing, including movement and breath & sound practices. Carlita will work with singers on honoring where they are in the moment, creating safe spaces, & setting boundaries in the industry for their mental health.



Day Two - Sun, June 12th, 2022

10am - 4pm ET (New York City)

    • 10:00am - 11:00am

      Procedural Memory & Flow State in Singing

      Sakile Camara

    • 11:00am - 12:30pm

      The Singing Body & Trauma

      Jay Colwell

      Jay Colwell, Founder of the The Singing Body Clinic, will lead us in a talk about stress - what it is, how to manage, and its relationship to trauma and the physiology of trauma & social engagement. He will also discuss the autonomic state & the implication on the singing body, breathing, and posture and lead us in a guided "self-regulation" practice.

12:30 - 1:00pmLunch break

    • 1:00 - 1:30pm

      Trauma & the Singing Self

      Discussion & Lesson with Jillian Paige

    • 1:30 - 3:30pm

      Finding Your Voice

      Jennifer Hamady

      As singers, we spend a great deal of time trying to understand our fears and concerns mentally, yet our voices hold the key to their resolution as well as to our healing. Join vocal coach, therapist, and author Jennifer Hamady in this interactive master class to explore the wisdom and truths that our voices hold and tell. Both performers and observers will take away rich knowledge about the impacts of neuro-linguistic programming on our voices and selves, as well as the power of the voice and body to reveal and heal the wounds we carry.

    • 3:30 - 4:00pm

      Reflection & Closing

      Jillian Paige

Please email us at [email protected] if you have any questions and we'll look forward to hopefully seeing you soon!