NATSCast, the official podcast network of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, welcomes three more podcasts into the family: “The Voice Culture” with Justin Petersen and Brian Lee; “The Business Savvy Singer” with Greta Pope; and “Too Many Frocks” with Chanda VanderHart.
Each partner brings a unique vantage point and new elements to the NATSCast podcast network.
“We launched back in January 2020 with four, and our network now includes seven podcasts produced by NATS members,” says NATS Executive Director Allen Henderson. “We’re pleased to expand this powerhouse of high-quality information about a variety of topics for the singing industry to our members and their students. With most of our original podcasts on summer hiatus, this is a great time to dive into some new podcasts and see if any of them meet your needs.”
The Business Savvy Singer podcast with Dr. Greta Pope provides weekly conversations with professional singers performing a variety of musical styles. It isn’t enough to just sing beautifully. Business acumen is essential in today’s climate. Hear from singers in the areas of classical music, pop, country, R&B, Broadway and more. Each week you’ll get a glimpse into their lives as we celebrate their personal journey to success.
“The Business Savvy Singer Podcast is delighted to be included in the illustrious lineup of outstanding podcasts in the NATSCast Network,” Pope says. “It is an honor to be part of this community and have the opportunity to provide encouragement, education and entertainment to Singers everywhere. Thanks so much, NATSCast!”
Singing has been an integral part of the human experience since time immemorial. Join voice teachers and pedagogues Brian Lee and Justin Petersen as they traverse the rich historical legacy of voice training from the greatest minds and teachers of the art, as well as application for the modern teacher and singer of voice. Each episode features lively conversation, fascinating historical insights, and practical application for today's singer.
"We look forward to being a part of this network of vocal pedagogues! Our mission is to complement the podcast universe with historical and philosophical perspectives on voice pedagogy in a post modern world." — Brian Lee and Justin Petersen
In Too Many Frocks, pianist and musicologist Chanda VanderHart takes a deep dive into the world of the art song pianist, looking at song in performance from a rarely explored angle. Informal interviews with internationally renowned leaders in the field from Graham Johnson, Jean Barr, Roger Vignoles, Thomas Hampson, Kathy Kelly, Elvia Puccinelli, Jeanne-Minette Cilliers explore what this profession is all about, how it developed, and the hierarchies and hegemonies of working with singers on this intimate art form in the 21st century. Funded by the Institute of Musicology and Performance Studies at the mdw- University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria.
“With summer being a wonderful time to devote to revisiting any resources you may have missed and preparing for the new school year, I encourage everyone to spend time checking out these new podcasts,” Henderson says. “I also suggest listening to episodes from all of our original NATSCast partners, including ‘The Full Voice,’ with Nikki Loney, ‘The Holistic Voice’ with Jordan Reynolds and Austin Vitaliano, ‘New York Vocal Coaching’ with Justin Stoney and Andy King, and ‘VocalFri’ with Nicholas Perna and Sarah Pigott. NATS is proud to highlight the broad and varied expertise of our members with our entire membership and their circles.”