Letter from the Governor, Lori McCann
Greetings!- NATS Eastern Region Members! -And a hearty Happy New Year to you all!
I am happy to announce that we are now fully open for registration for the Eastern Region Conference and Student Auditions, March 17-19 at Susquehanna, University in Selinsgrove, PA. I am attaching the auditions regulations and the conference schedule and information packet here. This is for your information, however, to register for the student auditions, you must do so on-line at:
Auditionware: http://www.natsauditions.com by the the DEADLINE which is February 13th
If you have not registered through this website before, you will need to create a member login to gain access. If you are a returning Auditionware user, you may need to update your profile or that of your students or pianists. The software will retain your information from previous years which is useful when you have the same students entering again, however you will need to update several fields on their profiles such as their age, category, contact info., etc. It is essential that we have current information for all parties involved.
I wish you all the best for a musically and pedagogically fulfilling 2017 and look forward to seeing many of you in March in Pennsylvania.
Lori McCann, Governor
NATS Eastern Region
2016 NATSAA National Winner is from the Eastern Region! Congratulations to Rachel Schutz!
2017 Eastern Region Conference and Student Auditions
2017 Eastern Region Conference and Student Auditions will be held March 17, 18 and 19 at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA. Nina Tober and David Steinau are conference co-chairs. Stay tuned for more information and start planning now to attend!
2016 NATS Eastern Region Conference & Student Auditions & NATS Artist Awards Semi-Finals and Finals
We congratulate our two winners from the Eastern Region who will receive a Joan Fey Boytim Award for Indipendent Teacher to facilitate their attendance at the National Conference in Chicago in July 2016. Please read the deatails of this award below.
Sommer Garner of York, Pennsylvania
Peter Thoresen of New York, New York
Fourteen Chosen for Joan Frey Boytim Awards for Independent Teachers
The National Association of Teachers of Singing and the NATS Foundation have announced that 14 recipients have been selected for the 2016 Joan Frey Boytim Award for Independent Teachers. These fellowships are awarded to voice teachers who are NATS members in order to assist with their attendance at the biennial NATS national conference.
For the first time, thanks to the generosity of Joan Frey Boytim, a financial award in the amount of $1,000 will be granted to reimburse each recipient for eligible expenses associated with their attendance at the 54th National Conference in Chicago.
15 Eastern Region Students chosen for the National Semi-Finals in Chicago
After a very successful Eastern Region Conference and Student Auditions in March and the following YouTube round for our winners, I am happy to announce that 15 Eastern Region students in 17 categories (two students were selected for both Classical and MT categories), are eligible to compete in the National Semi-Finals which will be held on July 9 at the National Conference in Chicago Illinois. The Finals are on July 10. Congratulations to our students and their teachers! (Please see names and teachers on the Conference page.)