Date of Graduation
College of Creative Arts
School of Music
This thesis discusses at length the experiences of four interviewees, selected for being both musicians as well as transgender people. From the author’s shared perspective as a trans woman, this work addresses the issues and boons of being trans musicians. It reflects their experiences, both positive and negative, as well as provides conjectural analyses of the respondents’ shared stories. It identifies common themes, issues regularly experienced by trans people, and offers arguments on why ending this hate is so vitally essential.
Saporito-Emler, Gwendolyn Patricia, "Hearing Ourselves Speak: Finding the Trans Sound in the Ohio River Valley" (2021). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 8215.