Associate Membership

Associate Members are beginning teachers of singing whose training and/or teaching experience does not yet qualify them for Full Membership. Associate Members have full power of vote but may hold office only at the chapter level. Associate Members may sponsor their students in NATS auditions and competitions. 


Beginning Teachers, Coaches, Choral Directors, and Collaborative Pianists who are at least 22 years of age. Non-Teaching Professional Singers are also welcome at the associate level.


  • Associate Member ($145.00) Credit card payment will be required at the end of the application before it can be submitted for review. 
    • $20 – Application fee
    • $125 – 1st-year Annual dues ($80 after July 1)
    • If you are a potential international member, please view our Tiered Pricing for information on dues rates. 

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Need to upgrade your NATS membership?

NATS student members who are graduating can upgrade to the next membership type. If you are already a NATS member and your qualifications now make you eligible for a higher level of membership, please let us know so we can upgrade your membership! 

Membership Upgrade Request Form