Schedule of Events
2015 NATS Summer Workshop

July 7-10, 2015  University of North Carolina at Greensboro

*Last Updated March 5, 2015 - Subject to change

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TUESDAY, JULY 7

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.  NATS Workshop Registration

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Mentored Teaching Pilot Project Meetings (Also National Student Auditions semifinals)

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Lunch (at attendees pleasure)

1:30 - 3 p.m.  NATS Workshop: The Art of Singing - Master Class, W. Stephen Smith

3 - 3:30 p.m.  Break

3:30 - 5 p.m.  NATS Workshop: Functional Training for the Pop/Rock Singer, Matt Edwards

5 - 6:30 p.m.  Dinner

6:30 - 10 p.m.  National Student Auditions Finals 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8 

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Registration

9 a.m. 10:30  Entanglement: the Bane of Being Human, W. Stephen Smith

10:30  11:00  Break

11 a.m.  12:30 p.m.  Pedagogy of Gospel Singing: an Overview, Trineice Robinson-Martin

12:30  1:30 p.m.  Lunch

1:30  3:30 p.m.  Exercise Physiology and Motor Learning Principles Applied to Voice Training, Marci Rosenberg
Handouts: Motor Skills Assessment Tool - Nuts & Bolts of Semi-Occluded Exercises - OSHA Motor Learning - Semi-Occluded Exercises Vocabulary

3:30 – 4 p.m.  Break

 5:15 p.m.  Bridging the Gap: Vocal Art and Voice Science for the Vocal Athlete, Wendy LeBorgne

5:15 – 5:30 p.m.  Break

5:30 – 7 p.m.  Teaching Pop/Rock Style, Matt Edwards

7 p.m. - Dinner  Free Evening

THURSDAY, JULY 9 

8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Registration

– 10:30 a.m.  The Art and Science of Belting: Healthy and Safe Techniques to Meet 21st Demands, Wendy LeBorgne

10:30 – 11 a.m.  Break

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  The Inventions (Exercises), W. Stephen Smith

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.  Lunch

1:30 – 3 p.m.  Audio Technology for the Pop/Rock Singer, Matt Edwards

– 3:30 p.m.  Break

3:30 – 5 p.m.  Vocal Wellness for the 21st century Vocal Athlete, Wendy LeBorgne

– 5:30 p.m.  Break

5:30 – 7 p.m.  Pedagogy of Gospel Singing: Developing the Gospel Sound, Trineice Robinson-Martin

7 p.m. - Dinner  Free Evening

FRIDAY, JULY 10 

8:30 – 11 a.m.  Registration

– 10:30 a.m.  Pedagogy of Gospel Singing: Developing the Gospel Style, Trineice Robinson-Martin

10:30 – 11 a.m.  Break

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Where the Rubber Meets the RoadMaster Class, W. Stephen Smith

12:30 p.m.  Workshop ends – Safe Travels!  

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