The 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, or our SNATS Coordinator, 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 to act as your Chapter Advisor. Just contact our SNATS Coordinator to get the details on how easy it is to apply to be an official SNATS Chapter!
If you have difficulty finding an advisor, don't worry, contact our SNATS Coordinator to find other NATS members in your area who may be willing to help.
NATS Members can 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. Our SNATS Coordinator has all the info to get you started!
Since SNATS members are not members of NATS, there are no dues to pay to National, though most chapters establish their own local dues to pay for programs. And, be sure to check into our SNATS Grants progarm!
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 will be sent in bulk to the SNATS advisor.
CONTACT: SNATS Coordinator
"It's an exciting time to be a NATS member. While other professional associations are cutting back on member services for voice teachers, NATS keeps adding benefits and partnerships for members and students. I'm excited about the new music theater competition, the Orlando conference, and the partnership with Carnegie Hall - The Achievement Program - to mention a few. To borrow Joan Boytim'a phrase, I'm more 'nuts about NATS' than ever!" -Cynthia Vaughn, proud NATS member since 1984