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NATS 2020 Winter Workshop

New York, NY - January 10-12, 2020 - The Roosevelt Hotel

It takes a combination of disciplines to be a singing performer. The 2020 NATS Winter Workshop covered all bases, including language coaching, bodywork and exercise, and audition techniques for both opera and music theater. In addition, participants took part in the Mentored Teaching Experience. The Winter Workshop was also the site of the 2020 NATSAA and NMTC semifinal and final rounds.

Kristine Hurst Wajszczuk, Vice President for Workshops
Lori McCann, Local Coordinator

Featured Presenters   Mentored Teaching Experience   Workshop Schedule

Session Video CD/DVD Order Form  LIVE LEARNING CENTER - Online Session Videos

Featured Topics and Presenters

Cultural Literacy for the Music Theater Performer
Michael Cassara, Casting Director

Voice and Fitness
Claudia Friedlander, Author and Pedagogue 

French and German Master Classes
Margo Garrett, Collaborative Pianist

The Performing Artist’s Secret Weapon
Brooke Lieb, Alexander Technique Practitioner

Consent and Creating Safe Theatrical Space
Sean McCarther, Movement for Performers: Westminster Choir College
Jacqueline Holloway, Society of American Fight Directors

The Self-Assured Singer: Preparation for Audition Success
Melissa Wegner, Executive Director, MetOpera Auditions
Brady Walsh, Administrator, MetOpera Auditions

Mentored Teaching Experience

NATS is pleased to offer the Mentored Teaching Experience as part of this Workshop. This initiative is aimed at providing more NATS members with development opportunities. Participants can gain valuable feedback and re-energize their teaching. Workshop participants had the opportunity for a session with one of our mentor teachers, for an additional $50. This can be added to your registration at the end. You must be registered for the Workshop in order to participate.

• Gain valuable feedback on your teaching and materials.
• Strengthen your studio pedagogy.
• Re-energize your teaching.

After completing your registration, you MUST fill out a Mentored Teaching Experience Student Information and YouTube Link form. Those interested in the Mentored Teaching Experience must have two 30+ minute lesson videos ready no later than December 1.

Also Featuring

The exciting Semifinal and Final Rounds of our 2020 National Competitions!


Over $15,000 in cash and other prizes!


Over $50,000 in cash and other prizes!


Registration Fees 

Early Registration Fees Before or on November 1, 2019

• NATS Member $249.00
• Non-NATS Member $289.00
• Non-NATS Member/Spouse/Joint Member or guest of registrant $199.00
• Student (Non-NATS Member with valid student ID) $100.00
• NATS Member (daily) $150.00*
• Non-NATS Member (daily) $185.00*
• Student (daily) $ 75.00*

*Daily rates are for Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Please indicate the days for which you want to register.

Late Registration Fees (includes on-site registration) After November 1, 2019
• NATS Member $279.00
• Non-NATS Member $299.00
• Non-NATS Member/Spouse/Joint Member or guest of registrant $239.00
• Student (Non-NATS Member with valid student ID) $100.00
• NATS Member (daily) $175.00*
• Non-NATS Member (daily) $195.00*
• Student (daily) $ 75.00*

*Mentored Teaching Experience is available at the rate of $50 per person.

Online Registration is now closed. On-site registration will be available at the workshop registration desk at The Roosevelt Hotel, New York, NY.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests for registration will be honored through November 1, 2019. The NATS Executive Office must be notified of your intention to cancel in writing at the following address: 9957 Moorings Drive, Suite 401, Jacksonville, FL  32257, or by email (  Notice may also be sent by fax to 904-262-2587. Cancellations are not accepted by phone; they must be in writing.

All refunds are subject to an administrative fee of $50.00 USD if requested before the deadline. Refunds cannot be applied to subsequent workshops, conferences or membership dues and will be issued after the event has concluded.  REFUND & CANCELLATION DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 1, 2019.

Because NATS arranges all the meeting logistics based on the number of registrants at the time of the online registration cut-off date and commits to pay for those services, we are unable to grant any refunds after the cancellation deadline.