“Westminster Wednesdays” Examines
Singing through Menopause and Beyond

By Demara White, sponsored by Rider University

Dr. Kathy Price leads a seminar that explores how perimenopause, menopause, and post-menopause may affect the voice.

In this edition of the virtual series, Westminster Wednesdays, Westminster College of the Arts faculty Jay Carter is joined by Kathy Price, Ph.D., professor of voice and director of Westminster’s Presser Voice Laboratory, for “Singing through Menopause” which explores the complexities faced by female singers during the stages of menopause.

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Women in particular face hormone loss during mid-life that can affect their voices in challenging ways. In the video, Price explores menopausal changes, what’s involved in each stage, and explains how to work through the challenges and continue singing throughout the lifespan. She also addresses questions with suggestions for practice sessions, vocalises, and lifestyle tips.

Westminster Wednesdays is an interactive, monthly virtual workshop hosted by Rider University’s renowned Westminster College of the Arts. The series is designed to help musicians explore sound, collaborate, practice, and learn new techniques.

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Interested in learning more? To connect with workshop participants, continue the conversation, and share information on techniques and best practices, join the Westminster Wednesdays Facebook group.

About the author:

Rider University

Demara White is a digital content writer on the University Marketing & Communications team at Rider University. She is passionate about using her talents to create engaging content to help brands tell their unique stories. When she’s not writing, she enjoys creating food art via her charcuterie business and trying new workout classes. You can connect with her on LinkedIn or her website.

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