“The MISSION OF NATS: 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  
general public and for the professional
advancement of the talented.”
About Us
About Us

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 nearly 30 other countries. Internationally, NATS is
represented in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil,
China, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia,
Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal,
Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and
the United Kingdom, with the number of countries growing every year.
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.

Driven by its mission statement, NATS offers a variety of lifelong
learning experiences to its members, with workshops, intern
programs, master classes and conferences, all beginning at the
chapter level and progressing to national events. Students of NATS
members have access to one of the organization's most widely
recognized activities: Student Auditions. They also have the
opportunity, along with members, to compete at a national level
through the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist
Awards (NATSAA), the National Music Theater Competition (NMTC),
and beginning in 2014 the National Student Auditions competition.

Final Rounds for NATSAA, National Music Theater and National
Student Auditions will take place at the NATS 53rd National
Conference in Boston in July 2014.
NATS supports the growth and enrichment of its members through
the publication of Journal of Singing, a scholarly journal comprised of
articles, written by distinguished experts, on all aspects of singing
and the teaching of singing. Other publications include the
members-only Inter Nos newsletter, which publishes twice annually
(spring and fall) and the Intermezzo e-newsletter that distributes
weekly.
Indiana NATS Chapter By-laws
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