snats_logo_final.jpgThe National Association of Teachers of Singing has fostered the formation of student chapters in order to advance knowledge about the Association and the professions of teaching and singing. A Student NATS (SNATS) Chapter is an organization of students that can meet, hold events and discussions, participate, practice, and learn more about voice teaching as a profession.

Joining an Existing SNATS Chapter

Ask a member of your voice faculty, the SNATS Coordinator, or check our online SNATS directory to see if a SNATS Chapter already exists at your school. If it does, join today! If not, find out how to establish a new SNATS Chapter, so you and your classmates can join in the fun.

Establishing a New SNATS Chapter

If you are a student who would like to start a chapter, you'll need five students to begin a chapter, plus at least one member of NATS (Associate or Full) to act as your Chapter Advisor. Contact the SNATS Coordinator to get details on how easy it is to apply to be an official SNATS Chapter!

If you have difficulty finding an advisor, contact the SNATS Coordinator to find other NATS members in your area who may be willing to help.

NATS members may also start a SNATS chapter. You'll need five students to begin. Any Associate or Full member of NATS in good standing may act as an advisor for a SNATS Chapter. Co-advisors are also welcome. Contact the SNATS Coordinator for details on how to get a new chapter started.

SNATS members are not members of NATS; therefore SNATS members do not pay national dues. Most chapters establish their own local dues to pay for the cost of programs and events. And, chapters may apply for SNATS Grants. 

SNATS members enjoy many benefits, one of which is a reduced student rate on subscriptions to Journal of Singing. Students may pay $30 (normal price is $55) to receive this informative scholarly journal that contains articles on all aspects of singing, voice science, voice pedagogy, literature, and diction. Student subscriptions ordered through SNATS should be sent in bulk to the SNATS advisor, who then coordinates those subscriptions with the NATS national office.


Alison Feldt, SNATS Coordinator