Awards + Grants

The National Association of Teachers of Singing offers a variety of awards, grants and funds to support members and their ongoing professional education.

Emerging Leaders Awards

Emerging Leaders Awards recognize and support NATS teachers with no more than 10 years of teaching experience. This grant helps selected winners attend sessions, network with colleagues, and enjoy all the benefits available at the NATS Conference. Award recipients receive up to $750 to pay for expenses for travel, housing, registration, food, and other related costs for attendance at the 57th NATS National Conference in Chicago, July 1-6, 2022.

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Joan Frey Boytim Awards for Independent Teachers

Designed to recognize and support independent teachers who do not hold full or part-time teaching positions in a college or university, these $1,000 awards will help selected applicants attend sessions, network with colleagues, and enjoy all the benefits available at NATS National Conferences. Up to 14 fellowships will be awarded. Each award will help fund attendance at the 57th National Conference in Chicago, July 1-6, 2022.

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Voice Pedagogy Award

The NATS Foundation awards one $500 gift annually to a candidate who is a  member of NATS, for the purpose of study at a seminar or workshop on voice pedagogy and/or voice science. 

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Van L. Lawrence Fellowship

The Fellowship winner will be provided with the opportunity to attend the annual Symposium on Care of the Professional Voice and visit laryngologists, speech pathologists, voice scientists, and research centers associated with The Voice Foundation during the fellowship year, with resulting research to be considered for expedited publication in the Journal of Voice or Journal of Singing.

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NATS Discretionary Fund

NATS discretionary funds are intended to assist NATS chapters and regions in sponsoring master classes, lectures, recitals, workshops and other activities that enrich the professional life of students and teachers. 

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