In 1994, National Association of Teachers of Singing, and dozens of other voice teacher associations, entered into a Joint Venture Agreement to facilitate (by providing marketing services and managing funds) a world-wide gathering of voice teachers for master classes and sessions, very similar to the NATS national conferences, but international in scope. Every four years, ICVT is held in one of the member countries. ICVT 2013 was held in Brisbane, Australia. Learn more about ICVT.
The NATS Artist Awards (NATSAA) competition is designed to assist singers prepared to launch a professional career and, to that end, substantial monetary and performance prizes are offered.
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2018 Mid-Atlantic Region Conference and Student Auditions Weekend March 16-17, 2018 at Liberty University, Liberty, VA
The biennial NATS National Conference attracts NATS members and others from around the world to share in programs, demonstrations, lectures, master classes and competitions that help celebrate the art of singing and increase knowledge of teachers to help them better assist their students. The 55th NATS National Conference will be held June 22 - 26, 2018, at the Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel.
Register now for the NATS 2017 Summer Workshop in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. This year’s theme “Pedagogy and Performance” celebrates the continuing legacy of voice coaching and pedagogy. Dates are July 20-22, in conjunction with the much anticipated 2017 National Student Auditions.
- Martin Katz (pictured) headlines the event with two master classes.
- Mutsumi Moteki presents a master class of her own, in the tradition of her former teacher, Martin Katz.
- Donald Simonson, a former student of Berton Coffin, demystifies Coffin's Overtones of Bel Canto.
- Cynthia Vaughn, who relocated and started nine voice studios, shares insights on rebuilding, rebranding, and leaving a legacy.
- John Nix and Patti Peterson, former students and collaborators with Barbara Doscher, continue the essential work of Doscher, author of The Functional Unity of the Singing Voice.
- Erin Hackel carries on Doscher’s legacy and applies it to CCM singing.
- In addition to these outstanding sessions, the workshop will also feature the semifinals and finals of the 2017 National Student Auditions!
The NATS Intern Program is an exciting and innovative venture that seeks to pair experienced and recognized master teachers of voice with talented young members of NATS. Within a format designed to promote the dynamic exchange of ideas and techniques, the goal is to improve substantially the studio teaching skills of these promising young teachers.
Each intern will teach four lessons to two students (preferably one male and one female) and perform in a master class under the supervision of a master teacher. In addition, the master teachers, a vocal literature liaison, and special guests will present special lectures and demonstrations.
The master teachers will include collegiate and independent studio teachers who specialize in 'classical' singing, in 'non-classical' styles, and who have experience in the needs of the private studio. Interns will be assigned to work with the master teacher in the area of the Interns' area of specialization. Independent studio teachers are strongly urged to apply.
Interns chosen will be responsible for their travel expenses, though they may request financial assistance from their NATS chapters or regions as well as from their institutions of employment. NATS, Inc. and the NATS Foundation provide tuition, housing, and meals.
MD/DC: 2017 Local Student Auditions February 25, 2017 Community College of Baltimore County: Essex Campus
A workshop at the beautiful Marriott Mission Valley in San Diego; this NATS Winter Workshop offers sessions to help both performers and their teachers find greater freedom in their bodies. Exploring various modalities, including the Alexander Technique, Body Mapping and Yoga for Singers, our expert clinicians bring decades of experience in helping musicians find greater physical awareness and freedom.