- What is NATS?
- NATS is an acronym for National Association of Teachers of Singing. It is an organization that was formed in the 1940’s to uphold their mandate of quality vocal teaching in the United States. NATS is now the largest singing teachers’ association in the world with members in over 25 countries. The headquarters of the National Association is in Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
- Mission Statement
- To encourage the highest standards of the vocal art and of ethical principles in the teaching of singing; and to promote vocal education and research at all levels, both for the enrichment of the general public and for the professional advancement of the talented.
- The Cascade Chapter subscribes without reservation to the NATS Code of Ethics. We encourage both the singing student and teachers of singing through forums, lectures, performances, master classes and conferences which happen locally, regionally and nationally.
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- Why should I join?
- NATS strives to be a resource for both voice teachers, beginning voice teachers, choral conductors, and those who work in the field of voice including everyone from actors to speech-language pathologists.There are different levels of membership: Full membership to affiliate membership. Membership at both the National AND the Chapter level offers teachers opportunities to attend workshops, submit student for Master Classes with visiting artists, enter students into Student Auditions, NATSSA, and other performance-based offerings, and also give a discount on the occasional learning opportunity at the chapter level.
- How do I join?
- Visit the Membership page for more information.
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