SNATS Chat is an online, real-time discussion for students and singers. SNATS Chats are held twice a year, in the fall and spring. The one-hour session is generally held on Sunday evening and moderated by Dr. Errik Hood, assistant professor at NYU Steinhardt. Participation is free.

Upcoming SNATS Chat

Fall 2022 - To Be Announced


Previous SNATS Chats

Spring 2022

Topic: Building an Active SNATS Chapter
Guests: Nicholas PernaJustin John MonizChristopher Sanders and Julia Anne Cohen
Host: Errik Hood
Date: Sunday, April 24, 2022

Join host Errik Hood as he leads a virtual roundtable discussion about building a successful SNATS Chapter in your university or community. Panelists include Nicholas Perna, the incoming Vice President for Outreach, who oversees SNATS at the national level for NATS and representatives from the active and engaged SNATS Chapter at NYU Steinhardt: Justin John Moniz (advisor), Christopher Sanders, (president) and Julia Anne Cohen (vice president). This discussion will focus on how to start a new chapter, ways to organize student leadership, and ideas for fundraising and programming. Thank you to Vocal Instructor Academy for generously sponsoring this SNATS Chat.

January 2022

Topic: Recording Workshop for the Voice Studio
Guest: Warren Freeman
Co-Hosts: Errik Hood and Kimberly James
Date: Sunday, January 30, 2021

Join Warren Freeman for a crash course in everything you need for a basic home recording setup. Learn how to easily cut and customize pre-recorded tracks using free online software, as well as some advanced tips for making those hard-to-find accompaniments. Get more comfortable with the microphones you already own and explore ways to improve sound quality for recorded auditions or demos, including tips and tricks for video recordings. This will be an interactive workshop, so come prepared to share the questions or challenges you’ve had regarding accompaniment tracks or recording setups and we’ll work through them together!