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Voice Timbre,
Gender Perception,
and AV Integration

Jay is currently pursuing an individualized (INDI) PhD at Concordia University. Housed in the Psychology department, Jay is studying the relationship of vocal timbre to gender perception. Their projected dissertation will seek to identitify the acoustic properties of the voice which listeners identify as masculine, feminine, or gender-neutral, examine how visual bias affects auditory perception, and offer concrete resources for trans inclusive voice training programs. Jay holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Vocal Pedagogy from The University of Miami and a Master's of Opera Performance from McGill University.

Watch a video about Jay's work, produced by The ACTOR Project!













Selected Publications:

Visual biases in evaluation of speakers’ and singers’ voice type by cis and trans listeners

Death, Sex, and the Semitone in Monteverdi's "Pur ti miro, pur ti godo"

Them and the Timbre of Gender

Effects of Bulimia Nervosa on the Voice: A Guide for Voice Teachers

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