NATS 55th National Conference Program Schedule**

Thurs, June 21  l  Fri, June 22  l Sat, June 23  l  Sun, June 24  l  Mon, June 25  l  Tues, June 26

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Morning Coffee and Conversation (7:45 am – 8:45 am)

8:00 am – 4:00 pm – Registration Open (Cohiba 5)

Breakout Sessions (9 - 10 am)

10 am – 6 pm – Exhibit Hall Open (Trinidad Pavilion)

10 - 10:30 am – Refreshment Break (Trinidad Pavilion) 
Sponsored by American Academy of Teachers of Singing

10 am – 2 pm – Vocal Call for Auditions with Royal Caribbean Productions (Havana Room)

Plenary Session
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Master Class with Alton Fitzgerald White (Trinidad 1-3)
Presenter: Alton Fitzgerald White
Introduced by: Diana Allan

National Student Auditions
12 – 4 pm National Student Auditions Finals (Partagas)
Introduced by: Dan Johnson-Wilmot, NSA Coordinator

Publisher Showcase
12:10 – 12:55 pm – Making the Dynamic Leap from Offline to Online! (Trinidad 1–3, Club Lower Level)
Presenter: Michael Elson
Presented by Voice Lessons

Publisher Showcase
1:10 – 1:55 pm – “Positively Magical” – The Art Songs of Juliana Hall (Trinidad 1-3, Lower Level)
Presenter: Juliana Hall
Presented by E. C. Schirmer

12 – 2 pm Poster Paper Session 2 (Trinidad Pavilion)
Introduced by: John Nix, Poster Paper Session Coordinator

12 – 2 pm Intern Program Reunion – by invitation only (Cohiba 8-9)
Sponsored by: Hal Leonard
Introduced by: Norman Spivey

Plenary Session
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Las Vegas Behind the Scenes (Trinidad 1-3)
The performing arts industry in Las Vegas offers a wide variety of diverse opportunities for the professional singer. Join this expert panel of performers, music directors and leaders in the Las Vegas performing community as they share with us the many ways singers are employed in the area and how diverse their fields.
Presented by: Tom Lipps, Doug Carpenter, Rochelle Collis, Jamie Hosmer, Richard Oberacker, Zipporah Peddle
Introduced by: Linda J. Snyder

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Art Song Composition Award Winners Concert(Trinidad 1-3)
Introduced by: Carol Mikkelsen

Performance of 2017 Winning Composition – First place winner Matt Boehler –
Foursquare Cathedral
Performed by: Matt Boehler, bass; Kevin Korth, piano
Introduced by: Carol Mikkelsen

Performance of 2018 Winning Composition – First place winner Benjamin C.S. Boyle –
Spirts in Bondage
Performed by: Mark Diamond, baritone; Jeffrey Peterson, piano

National Student Auditions
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Announcement of National Student Auditions Winners (Partagas)
Introduced by: Dan Johnson-Wilmot, NSA Coordinator

Breakout Sessions (5 p.m. – 6 p.m.)

Publisher Showcase
5:15 – 6 pm – Singer's Choice: Art Songs of the 21st Century (Trinidad 1–3, Club Lower Level)
Presenters: Jocelyn Hagen, Heather Nelson, Karly Ritland
Presented by Graphite Publishing

Guest Artist Concert
8:00 p.m. Stephanie Blythe and Christine Brewer, with Craig Terry, piano
University of Nevada Las Vegas Performing Arts Center
Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall

**Program schedule subject to change as needed.