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NATS 2017 Summer Workshop - July 20 - 22

Legacy of Excellence - Pedagogy and Performance

College of Music, University of Colorado Boulder

The NATS 2017 Summer Workshop took place in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. Theme “Pedagogy and Performance” celebrated the continuing legacy of voice coaching and pedagogy. The dates were in conjunction with the much anticipated 2017 National Student Auditions. 


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  • Martin Katz (pictured, right) headlines the event with two master classes. martin_katz_-_workshop_-_SongFest_crop_reduced.png
  • Mutsumi Moteki presents a master class of her own, in the tradition of her former teacher, Martin Katz.
  • Donald Simonson, a former student of Berton Coffin, demystifies Coffin's Overtones of Bel Canto.
  • Cynthia Vaughn, who relocated and started nine voice studios, shares insights on rebuilding, rebranding, and leaving a legacy.
  • John Nix and Patrick Mason, former students and collaborators with Barbara Doscher, continue the essential work of Doscher, author of The Functional Unity of the Singing Voice.
  • Erin Hackel carries on Doscher’s legacy and applies it to CCM singing.

Photo: Martin Katz with YoonGeong Lee, soprano/NATS member. Photo by Jeanine Hill, courtesy of SongFest.


Mentored Teaching Experience

The NATS Mentored Teaching Experience was also offered at the summer workshop.
Workshop participants had the opportunity for a session with one of our mentor teachers, for an additional $50.


  • Gain valuable feedback on your teaching and materials.
  • Strengthen your studio pedagogy.
  • Take advantage of a developmental opportunity at a very reasonable cost.
  • Re-energize your teaching.

Workshop Registration Rates

Registration Rates On-site:
• NATS Member – $255
• Non-NATS Member – $295
• Non-NATS Member/Spouse/Joint Member/Guest of registrant – $225
• Student (Non-NATS Member with valid student ID) – $100
• NATS Member (daily) – $150* 
• Non-NATS Member (daily) – $175*
• Student (daily) – $75.00*

*Daily rates are for Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. If you wish to attend more than one day, you must purchase two days of registration.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests for registration will be honored through May 1, 2017. The NATS Executive Office must be notified of your intention to cancel in writing at the following address: 9957 Moorings Drive, Suite 401, Jacksonville, FL 32257, or by email ( Notice may also be sent by fax to 904-262-2587. Cancellations are not accepted by phone; they must be in writing.

All refunds are subject to an administrative fee of $25.00 USD if requested before the deadline. Refunds cannot be applied to subsequent workshops, conferences or membership dues and will be issued after the event has concluded. REFUND & CANCELLATION DEADLINE IS MAY 1, 2017.