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ORGANIZATIONS FOR VOICE TEACHERS

 

National Assocation of Teachers of Singing (NATS)

National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members in the United States, Canada, and over twenty-five other countries. NATS offers a variety of lifelong learning experiences to its members: workshops, intern programs, master classes, and conferences. NATS also annually provides chapter and regional auditions for students of singing, as well as artist-level competitions for classical and musical theatre performers. NATS CHATS is a monthly web-based program enjoyed by voice professionals around the globe, and the Journal of Singing is regarded as the premiere voice pedagogy journal in the world.

   
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New York Singing Teachers Association (NYSTA)

The New York Singing Teachers Association (NYSTA) is the oldest professional association of singing teachers and voice professionals, founded in 1906, centered in New York, with local, national and international members. NYSTA is dedicated to inspiring and educating those who work with the singing voice across all musical genres and around the globe. NYSTA is a leader in online education, offering professional development courses online through the Oren Lathrop Brown Professional Development Program. Voice professionals who complete the program earn the NYSTA’s Distinguished Voice Professional (DVP) certificate. NYSTA also publishes a professional journal, VOICEPrints, five times annually.

   
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The Voice Foundation (TVF)

The mission of The Voice Foundation is to enhance knowledge, care and training of the voice through educational programs and publications for voice care professionals, the public and professional voice users, and through supporting and funding research. Founded in 1969, the Voice Foundation brings together physicians, scientists, speech-language pathologists, performers, and teachers to share their knowledge and expertise in the care of the professional voice user. Since 1989, The Voice Foundation has been led by Robert Thayer Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS, an internationally renowned otolaryngologist who is also a professional singer and conductor and author of more than 600 publications, including over 36 textbooks.

   
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Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)

Founded in 1876, the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) is a nonprofit organization of independent and collegiate music teachers committed to furthering the art of music through teaching, performance, composition and scholarly research. MTNA also hosts annual national convention that is linked to the prestigious national MTNA Young Artist Competition. MTNA publishes American Music Teacher bi-monthly and offers a national certification program through which members can become a National Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM).

   
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American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)

Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose central purpose is to promote excellence in choral music through performance, composition, publication, research, and teaching. In addition, ACDA strives through arts advocacy to elevate choral music's position in American society. ACDA is particularly known for its national and regional conferences as well as for its monthly publication, the Choral Journal.

   
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National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC)

Since its founding in 1898, the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) has grown into one of the world’s largest music organizations with club and individual members of all ages. The NFMC is chartered by the Congress of the United States, and is the only music organization member of the United Nations. NFMC provides both local events and national competitions for its members.

   
Song Collaborators Consortium

Song Collaborators Consortia (SCC)

The Song Collaborators Consortia (SCC) is a diverse group of singers, pianists, composers, theorists, musicologists, and other musicians devoted to the art song genre. Every three semesters, the SCC sponsors a three-day Art Song Festival, attracting high-profile performers and scholars from across North America to the campus of West Texas A&M University and the Fibonacci Building in Amarillo, Texas, home of Chamber Music Amarillo. The SCC is also devoted to the commissioning of new vocal works.

   
The Pan-American Vocology Association (PAVA)

Pan-American Vocology Association (PAVA)

The Pan-American Vocology Association (PAVA) is a consortium of voice professionals form all voice-related vocations, including vocologists, SLPs, ENTs, professional singers, singing teachers, theatre voice practitioners, and voice therapists. The organization was conceived in April 2013 at a symposium on “Specialty Training in Vocal Health (STVH)” sponsored by the National Center for Voice and Speech (NCVS) in Salt Lake City, Utah. PAVA draws its members from across the entire Western Hemisphere and regularly sponsors vocology-related symposia in North and South America.

   
National Opera Association

National Opera Association (NOA)

The National Opera Association was founded in 1955, under the auspices of the National Music Council. NOA seeks to promote a greater appreciation of opera and music theatre, to enhance pedagogy and performing activities, and to increase performance opportunities by supporting projects that improve the scope and quality of opera. NOA draws its members from the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia, who participate in a wide array of activities in support of this mission. The Opera Journal, its official publication, is published four times annually.

   
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International Congress of Voice Teachers (ICVT)

ICVT is an international conference for vocal pedagogues from all over the world. Currently held only once every four years, it is organized by representatives of national singing teacher organizations, with delegates of NATS representing the United States and Canada. The first eight ICVT events were held in Strasbourg, France (1987); Philadelphia, United States (1991); Auckland, New Zealand (1994); London, England (1997); Helsinki, Finland (2001); Vancouver, Canada (2005); Paris, France (2009); Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (2013). The 2017 congress will be held in Stockholm, Sweden.

 

 


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