Melanie Stapleton, M.M.Ed

Melanie Stapleton, M.M.Ed
Melanie Stapleton is a music educator, researcher, author, and choral director currently located in the greater Houston area. She is the founder of Blurring the Binary, and holds a Masters of Music Education from the University of North Texas, and a Bachelors of Music Education from Louisiana State University. She is a strong believer that the choral ensemble should be a musical family and a safe place offering unconditional love for all. When not teaching, she can be found hanging with her Golden Retriever, Queso, playing video games, or jamming to the latest choral hits.
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Recent Posts

Understanding How Variations in Gender Expression Can Affect Vocal Pedagogy

Learn how alterations in gender expression can affect your transgender, non-binary, and gender-expansive members singers, and empathetic teaching practices to support them.

How to Assign Voice Sections to Your Transgender Choral Members

Discover five compassionate approaches to placing your transgender, nonbinary, and gender-expansive choir members into voice sections.

"But What do I wear?" Four Ways to Make your Transgender, Non-Binary and Gender-Expansive Singers Feel Comfortable in Concert

Learn four practical ways you can ensure that your transgender, non-binary, and gender-expansive singers feel comfortable in the concert attire they wear.

A Choir Member Came Out to Me as Trans. Now What?

Discover 8 compassionate steps to take when a choir member comes out to you as Transgender.

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Understanding the Linguistic Nuances of Gender Identity in the Choral Ensemble

Learn the nuances of LGBTQ+ terminology to help provide the best atmosphere for your trans, non-binary, and gender-expansive singers.
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