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53rd National Conference Update: Monday, June 30

posted on 10:37 AM, June 30, 2014
NATS Membership Coordinator Amanda Wood

The 53rd National Conference Begins This Week!

The 53rd National Conference of the National Association of Teachers of Singing begins officially on Saturday! Many attendees will begin arriving at the Boston Marriott Copley Place on Thursday and Friday. 

In preparation for your trip to Boston, the NATS National Office will be sending a series of e-mails and reminders to assist in your planning and travel. This is the second of those messages, and we hope that the information contained here will be helpful. If you have other questions, please e-mail us at info@nats.org so that we can better assist you.

If you missed the first message, you can find it here.

We look forward to seeing you in Boston! 

Talk about this year's conference on social media - #NATSinBoston

Complete Conference Schedule

Download Guidebook to access your conference program on your mobile device or tablet 


Membership Questions? Make an appointment with Amanda Wood 

Do you have questions about your membership, feedback about NATS processes, or would like to just receive a general overview of how NATS works? Schedule an appointment with NATS Membership Coordinator Amanda Wood and have all of those questions answered. Wood will be available at the times listed below. Simply e-mail her at amanda@nats.org to schedule a time during these periods. If these times do not work, let her know a time that will. She looks forward to meeting you and hearing your thoughts and suggestions.

Appointment Times:

Saturday, July 5 from 1-2 p.m.

Monday, July 7, from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 8, from 10-11 a.m. and 3-4 p.m.


Have you registered for a pre-conference workshop? It’s not too late!

Three exciting pre-conference workshops are planned for Saturday, July 5, at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. You can still register on site for one of the three sessions, up until they actually begin at 9 a.m. If you would like to attend, and haven’t already registered, simply visit the registration desk and sign up for one of the sessions. The cost is $45 for conference registrants and $75 for everyone else. 

Learn more about the pre-conference workshops being offered online at the NATS.org/Boston2014 website.


Performances of note during the 53rd National Conference

Performances aplenty are scheduled throughout the Boston Conference. Plan to attend any of the following sessions to enjoy beautiful singing and performance:

Friday, July 4

NATSAA Semifinals – 12-4 p.m. in Salon EF

Saturday, July 5

National Music Theater Competition Semfinals – 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. in Salon H-K

NATSAA Finals – 7:30 p.m. in Salon EF

Sunday, July 6

National Student Auditions Semifinals – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Boston Conservatory

Andrew Garland Recital – 4 p.m. in Salon EF

National Music Theater Competition Finals – 8 p.m. in Salon EF

Jacob Keith Watson Recital – 9:30 p.m. in Salon EF

Monday, July 7

National Student Auditions Finals – 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. in Salon H-K

2014 Art Song Composition Award Performance – 3:30 p.m. in Salon EF

*Thomas Hampson Concert – 8 p.m. at Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory 

*The Thomas Hampson concert requires a separate ticket if not purchases as part of your conference registration package. Tickets can be purchased at the registration desk throughout the week (4th floor lobby).


Additional tickets available for purchase for the week’s special events

Did you forget to purchase tickets for the special events taking place during the conference, or change your mind about going? Need to purchase some additional tickets for family and friends? That’s OK! We have additional tickets to sell on site. Thomas Hampson Concert tickets, admission tickets to the 70thAnniversary Gala and Banquet, Pre-Conference Workshop admission, and tickets to the finals of the National Music Theater Competition, NATSAA, and National Student Auditions will all be offered for sale at the registration desk throughout the week. Simply stop by and purchase tickets for you or your guests. 

Ticket Prices:

Thomas Hampson Concert – $40 adult; $10 students

70th Anniversary Gala & Banquet – $90

Pre-Conference Workshops – $45 for conference registrants; $75 for non-registrants

*Student Audition Finals – $10

*NATSAA Finals – $10

*National Music Theater Competition Finals – $10

*Conference attendees with full or daily registration do not need tickets for any of the competition finals. These tickets are intended to be purchased by parents of students, chaperones or others who are traveling with the contestants. 

The registration table accepts MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express.


Visit the NATS Message Board and find transportation buddies, last-minute rooms, etc. 

Some NATS members are still looking for roommates or to offer their paid registration 
to other members because unexpected personal matters will prevent them from attending 
the conference at all. Be sure to visit the Message Board and post your needs. Others will see and have an opportunity to respond. Several members have already connected through this resource. Give it a try!


We'll send additional updates on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week as you prepare for your trip to Boston. We can't wait to see you there! 

NATS National Office