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NATS for a Lifetime

"NATS for a Lifetime" is an online showcase featuring NATS members who have been active in NATS throughout their teaching and performing careers for at least 25 years. These members have consistently contributed to their NATS chapter(s) and local communities and are examples of how participation in Chapter, Regional, and National NATS events helps teachers and their students to develop professionally through opportunities for growth and service to the arts of singing and teaching. They are an inspiration to all who know them and their work, and we think you should know about them, too!

These stories stand as a tribute to the honorees' professional achievements and contributions to their NATS chapters and communities. Their inspiring legacies are well-known to their chapter colleagues - those who have benefited directly from their many contributions - but they are often not well-known outside their chapters. Through these articles, we share the contributions of these outstanding individuals with all NATS members so that they, too, may be inspired by their stories.


NATS for a Lifetime Showcase Features

Helen Ceci

Kenneth Roger Westerman

Diane M. Clark

Rebecca St. Goar

Evelyn Harris

Maria Lagios

Jon Barker

Nominate a member for the NATS for a Lifetime Showcase

NATS Chapters can nominate NATS members whose expertise and service in NATS match the standards below. Please submit their names along with an explanation of how your nominee meets the each of the nomination standards.

Nomination Standards:
• NATS members who are consistently active for 25 years or more in their Chapter/District
• NATS members well-known to their chapter colleagues, but are not as well-known beyond these boundaries
• NATS members who attribute their growth and development as a teacher and singer to their membership in NATS
• NATS members who demonstrate consistent service and leadership to their Chapter/District

Please email your "NATS for a Lifetime" nominations to National Membership Committee Member