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NATS 55th National Conference is a wrap!

posted on 1:16 PM, June 28, 2018
The memories of our wonderful time together at the 55th National Conference are fresh in our minds. To keep the Conference experience alive, we have posted photos and videos for your enjoyment and engagement.
Thank you, volunteers (from left) Melanie Galloway, Linda Lister, Adonis Abuyen and Cho Hee Hwang.

The 55th National Conference has come to a close, yet the memories of our wonderful time together are fresh in our minds. To keep the Conference experience alive, and to share that joy with the entire NATS community, we have posted stories, photos, and videos for your enjoyment and engagement. NATS members and friends are coming away with many valuable experiences from the Conference and are looking forward to a grand gathering in Knoxville in 2020.

We’ve captured the closing festivities on Facebook Live, featuring Marvin Keenze receiving the NATS Lifetime Achievement Award. WATCH VIDEO

LIKE the Facebook page @OfficialNATS to see some of our Facebook live videos and other reactions from the conference. NATS FACEBOK

More from the conference: NATS INSTAGRAMNATS TWITTER


Interest is growing for International Ambassadors program

An impromptu meeting of internationally interested NATS members was formed during the National Conference.  The NATS International Advisory Group (IAG) gathered 16 potential “NATS International Ambassadors" with connections to China, Japan, Hong Kong, Canada, Italy, Austria, Russia, Spain, Latin America, South Korea, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates. We invite any interested NATS members to take advantage of our growing resources on the NATS International Ambassadors web page and to register to become a NATS International Ambassador yourself.  READ MORE 


Conference Videos coming soon to NATS Live Learning Center

For those who were not able to attend the National Conference, video packages and individual session recordings will be available also for purchase! Within the next few weeks, these videos will be edited and uploaded to the Live Learning Center.  LIVE LEARNING CENTER


Announcing the 2018 National Student Auditions Winners

The final round of the NATS 2018 National Student Auditions (NSA) was held on Sunday during the NATS National Conference. More than $35,000 in prizes were awarded to our winners, who were officially announced to a standing room audience of teachers, collaborative pianists, parents, friends and family members. The NSA semifinal round was held on Friday, June 22, at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas College of Music, which served as NATS National Conference host and NSA Competition sponsor. Nearly 200 of the top young vocalists from across the United States and Canada participated in the semifinal round. READ MORE


Legacy of Korean Art Song wins NATS Poster Paper Session at National Conference

The winners of the poster paper competition at the 55th NATS National Conference are Moon-Sook Park (University of Arkansas) and You-Seong Kim (North Park University), for their poster "The Legacy of Korean Art Song Since 1920." Special thanks to John Nix, poster paper coordinator, and Nic Perna, who will be taking over the sessions in Knoxville. We also thank Cynthia Vaughan, Brian Manternach, and Matthew Schloneger for serving judges. READ MORE