Myles McLean (he/they) is a PhD Ethnomusicology/Gender Studies student and a Teaching Assistant at the University of North Texas. Much of their research concerns music as a unique site for gender expression, especially for transgender musicians whose experiences challenge hegemonic societal expectations. In particular, Myles explores the affective potential of transgender singing voices using a phenomenological lens. They have presented their research across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, and they have regularly hosted workshops on relieving gender dysphoria through music performance to educators and transgender participants alike.
Prior to their PhD studies, Myles was an adjunct professor at Santa Fe College, teaching courses such as Introduction to World Musics and Music Appreciation. They earned their Bachelor of Music, Master of Science in Management, and Master of Music in Percussion Performance (Ethnomusicology Cognate) from the University of Florida, where they served as a graduate assistant to Dr. Kenneth Broadway.