National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and Rowman & Littlefield (R&L) have announced a new co-publishing program to release books for singers, students of singing, and singing teachers.
The new co-publishing program will combine the leading expertise and authority of NATS in the professional field with a commercial publisher already established in singing voice studies and with a global marketing and distribution network. The program evolved out of the "So You Want to Sing" series, a complete 20-volume series published by R&L and produced under the direction of NATS.
“We’re pleased to embark on a new era of an enhanced partnership between NATS and Rowman & Littlefield,” said NATS Executive Director Allen Henderson. “We’re confident in the leadership of this respected publisher to continue bringing relevant content to market for the singing profession. Together, NATS and R&L will fill gaps in the marketplace with high-quality resources for singers, teachers, and other voice professionals.”
Michael Tan, Associate Acquisitions Editor, will lead R&L’s role.
“We are proud to be able to work with such a well-respected association and its member-authors,” Tan said. "R&L has a rich history of publishing singing books. This co-publishing program will bring our offerings to the next level and allow us to better serve the community of singing professionals.”
Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members in the United States, Canada, and more than 35 other countries. Whether working in independent studios, community schools, elementary and secondary schools, or higher education, NATS members represent the diversity of today’s music landscape, teaching in all vocal styles.
About Rowman & Littlefield
Rowman & Littlefield, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., is based outside Washington, DC. An independent publisher for 73 years, R&L’s publishing program includes nonfiction, textbooks, academic scholarship and reference, and professional titles, as well as partnerships with associations, societies, and professional organizations across the humanities and social sciences. The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., (RLPG) is distributed by and owns National Book Network (NBN).