55th NATS NATIONAL CONFERENCE SPONSORS
We're proud to announce the following companies and organizations as official Sponsors of the 55th NATS Conference, held June 22-26, 2018, in Las Vegas. Their support makes it possible for us to provide the excellent programs, guest artists and exciting events that you’ll find at this year’s National Conference!
CONFERENCE GRAND SPONSORS
Hal Leonard is the world's largest educational music publisher, with the #1 methods for learning guitar (the Hal Leonard Guitar Method), piano (the Faber Piano Method), and school music instruments (Essential Elements for Band and Strings), plus publications for learning virtually every instrument imaginable.Hal Leonard is also the leading publisher of songbooks; Real Books and fake books; sheet music; band, orchestra and choral arrangements for schools; music reference publications; children's music products; educational magazines; and more.
“Great music stands the test of time. So should your folder.”
In our 25th year, with over half a million music folders used by singers in 40 countries, we’re helping you celebrate NATS milestones with thanks for your support. As president of MUSICFOLDER.com I’m privileged to manage a fantastic staff that helps build and distribute the best choral music folders in the world. You’re going to see them at the conference, so to help those with the perennial hole-punch/don’t hole punch music questions, one answer is right here in the video…
- Ian Bullen
Appcompanist is the revolutionary new app that gives singers and voice teachers full control over thousands of piano accompaniments recorded by top pianists from around the world. Users can easily transpose, adjust tempo, add fermati, and blend in the melody with every title. With a growing library of over 3,500 accompaniments from the major vocal genres and the ability to request any new recordings free of charge, Appcompanist aims to be the essential tool for every singer and voice teacher. Subscribe today for unlimited access! www.appcompanist.com
The NATS Foundation is an active partner of NATS Inc. and is responsible for part of the work of the Association. Created in 1976, the Foundation's purpose is to generate assistance to aspiring and talented singers through the development and management of various endowment funds used to provide some of the prize money for the NATS Artist Awards Competition for Singers (NATSAA) and the National Music Theater Competition (NMTC). The Foundation also co-sponsors the Van Lawrence Fellowship. The NATS Foundation also utilizes its resources to help finance innovative programs such as the NATS Intern Program, the NATS Emerging Leaders Award, and the Voice Pedagogy Award.
VoiceLessons.com is an online real-time platform that delivers the most effective, highest quality singing lessons available on the Web. The Patented Vocaloop™ Technology was developed by Mike Elson, a USC graduate with dual degrees in vocal performance (BM) and computer science (BS). Using remote network keyboard instrument technology and full-duplex audio, its dynamic vocal exercise player provides accompaniment just like in a face to face lessons but without the audio lag. Each vocal exercise can be recorded and saved in the cloud under lesson history making it available for practice, study, and review by students online, anytime, anywhere. To start your vocal journey, visit our website at VoiceLessons.com and request a FREE, No Obligation Demonstration or call us at 844.5.LESSON.
MOBILE APP SPONSOR
To keep you updated, we've set up a free Guidebook App for you to download on your mobile device, sponsored by Appcompanist. Download at www.guidebook.com/g/nats55.
The American Academy of Teachers of Singing is a select group of nationally recognized teachers of singing and voice experts. Members include those who are faculty at prestigious colleges, universities and conservatories, as well as teachers in independent studios. Many members are esteemed performers of classical and/or contemporary commercial music, noted authors, and voice science researchers. The Academy offers professional advice and guidance to those interested in singing, the teaching of singing, the business of singing, and the science of singing.
NATS Cal-Western Region
Driven by its mission statement, The National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) offers a variety of lifelong learning experiences to its members, with workshops, intern programs, master classes and conferences, all beginning at the chapter level and progressing to national events.
Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music ranks as one of the nation’s leading music institutions. For more than a century the school has offered a unique education, combining conservatory-level musical training with the academic rigor of a top-tier research institution. Boasting accomplished faculty and students who regularly garner major awards and honors, and offering a pioneering array of dual-degree and double-major opportunities, the school stands as a core component of Northwestern’s distinctive combination of outstanding achievement in scholarship and the arts.
Royal Caribbean Productions creates, produces, and manages the largest premium entertainment operation at sea! From full Broadway musicals, to Las Vegas style production shows, and even ice and aqua spectaculars; no single production company provides more exciting opportunities to both entertainer and audience member. Our core team is always seeking the best talent from around the world as we constantly strive to create inspiring shows, events, and spectaculars onboard Royal Caribbean International and Azamara Club Cruises.
The UNLV School of Music offers excellent undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students pursuing careers in composition, conducting, jazz studies, music education, and performance. More than 400 music majors study under the guidance of dedicated artist/performers, master teachers, and respected international scholars.