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Announcing the Poster Paper selections for the NATS National Conference

posted on 4:33 PM, January 29, 2018
Attendees can visit each table and chat with paper presenters. Sessions will take place on June 23 and 24.
Joyce Hall Wolf (left) presented at the 2016 Conference

We are pleased to announce the Poster Paper presenters who have been selected for the 55th NATS National Conference in Las Vegas. The judging of submissions has been completed and we thank all who offered their knowledge and expertise.

Poster Paper Sessions will take place during the lunch break (noon to 2:00 p.m.) on Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24. Attendees have the opportunity to visit each table and chat with paper presenters. Posters will be judged by a panel and a winner will be chosen at the end of the Conference.

Listed below are the presenters, by category.  The schedule of presenters will be announced soon.

Advocacy for Applied Music in Colleges and Universities

Brenda Smith - Making Studio Voice Relevant at a Research I University

Musicological Studies

Keith Clifton - Opera Stars on Film: Fyodor Chaliapin, Jacques Ibert, and G.W. Pabst’s Adventures of Don Quixote

Joseph Regan - Pater Seraphicus: César Franck and His Influence on the French Mélodie 


Chadley Ballantyne - The Second Vocal Tract Resonance: fR2 Strategies in Performance and in the Studio

Elizabeth Ann Benson - Pedagogical Approaches to Registration and Belting in Contemporary Commercial Singing 

D. Brian Lee - Self-Assessment Protocol for Singers

Jennifer Bryant Pedersen - Cross-Training for the Voice

Kathy Kessler Price - Examining Voice Efficiency: A Comparison of Voice Parameters Following a Voice Lesson and a Choral Rehearsal

Amy Rosine Underwood - Vocal Techniques for the Instrumental Singer: The Body as an Instrument

Sarah L Taylor - The Songs We Love to Hate: A Pedagogical Analysis of Twenty-Four Italian Songs and Arias

Performance Practice

Katherine Petersen - Use of “Chest Voice” in Mozart’s Come Scoglio: Resonance, Reception, and Reflection

Private Studio

Wendy Rowe - Bringing Awareness to Vocal Exploration for Students with Parkinson's Disease


Nicole Asel - When a Rock Musician Goes Classical: Rufus Wainwright's Songs for Lulu 

Tracelyn Gesteland - Verklaertes Jahr: The Lieder of Joseph Marx

Kylie T. Gougler - Czech Arias for Soprano: An Anthology

Melissa Lynne Heath - Beyond the 24 Italian Songs: Implications for Private and Undergraduate Voice Studios

Matthew Hoch - Jocelyne Binet’s Cycle de Mélodies: Unearthing a Forgotten Song Cycle

Mark Aaron Kano - Exploring Repertoire for the Undergraduate Lyric Tenor: A Guide to the Performance of Ten Francesco Paolo Tosti Songs

You-Seong Kim - Legacy of Korean Art Song Since 1920

Christopher MacRae - The Role of Landscape in Portarying Canadian National Identity in Srul Irving Glick's Song Cycle South Of North, Images Of Canada

Joshua May - The Rise of the Tenor Voice in the Late Eighteenth Century: Mozart’s Opera and Concert Arias

Elizabeth B Momand - Exploring the Songs of Florence Smith Price

Isai Jess Munoz Visca Catalunya! A Poster Paper Presentation Documenting Underrepresented Art Songs by Catalán Composers of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries 

Mitra Sadeghpour - The Songs of Philip Wharton

Jeffrey Williams - The Songs of Heinrich Marschner (1795-1861) 

Technology and Teaching

Alta Dantzler - Using Technology to Create, Track, and Communicate SMART Goals

Voice Health and Wellness

Diane Burt - Effects of Obstructive Sleep Apnea for the Singer

Amanda Flynn - Vocal Health in Undergraduate Performing Arts Programs

Deanna Goudelias - Vocal Health and Wellness from the Undergraduate Vocalists’ Perspective

Voice Science

Christine Isley-Farmer - Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss and Singing: My Case History

Elizabeth Lepock - Primary Muscle Tension Dysphonia in Female Classical Singers

Shauna Puccio - Weight Lifting and the Effects on the Voice