According to a 2019 Chorus America study, 54 million Americans sing in choirs. The UK adds another 2 million in choirs, according to a 2017 Voices Now census. That number doesn’t even include all of the solo singers and karaoke singers in those two countries. If we consider that at least 1/2 of those singers are women, we can see that the vocal changes in menopause and beyond impact at least 27 million singers just in those two countries.
People connect with voice. We can see the power of voice in spoken word through the popularity of things like the Clubhouse app and podcasts, and in singing at the Grammys, the presidential inauguration, and sporting events.
How is it ok then, that we let women’s voices fade into near silence as they age? It isn’t! The female elders of society deserve to be heard. And Celebrate Singing is doing that.
Celebrate Singing is empowering women who sing, as well as empowering their voice teachers and choral directors, to let their voices ring. To share their stories, emotions, and musical connections in ways they have never been encouraged to do until now.
Powerful speakers, almost all of whom are women themselves, will share with the world for the first time in any event, the medical, psychological, and musical paths that women can take to continue raising their voices in song. To be heard. To change the world.
Nancy Bos, CEO of StudioBos Media, has curated an amazing global consort of fun, powerful, creative, talented and influential speakers on the topic of singing through menopause and beyond. “These speakers are a brilliant array of people, bringing their passion to help women celebrate singing in any stage of life,” states Nancy Bos. The three day virtual conference, Celebrate Singing for Women in Midlife and Beyond, begins April 16, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
This is the first summit of its kind. Presenters will address topics on ‘Voice of an Artist - Mindset of an Athlete’, ‘The Narratives of Transformation and Liberation as a Conscious Choice’, ‘Voice and the Menopausal Transition’, ‘What Voice Type Am I Now?’, ‘Choosing Joy’, ‘Yoga for Singers’, and more. Comedy entertainer and renowned Australian vocalist Queenie van de Zandt in her alter-ego role as Jan van de Stool, will perform at the midpoint of the conference. “I’m so excited to be a part of an international event like this,” says van de Zandt.
Whether currently looking for guidance, or wanting to increase the global impact for singing women, everyone can register now to attend Celebrate Singing For Women in Midlife And Beyond.
Celebrate Singing is dedicated to the memory of Brenda Hounjet
Brenda was a singer, singing teacher, leader in Puget Sound NATS, and participant in the Singing Through Change research. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and singing colleagues. Brenda’s inspiring leadership skills in the voice community showed others the way to embody successful leadership and creativity.
This event, based on the best-selling book Singing Through Change, is one of the rare opportunities to see all three of the authors together, sharing their passions for women and singing. Hear the latest research and support available for women who sing.
Celebrate Singing is an international World Voice Day event, aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of Good Health and Wellbeing, Reduced Inequalities, and Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions.
Commemorate attending the inaugural Celebrate Singing conference for years to come! Order your own Celebrate Singing merchandise through our Cafe Press store. You'll find everything from mugs in a variety of colors, to notebooks and t-shirts.