The National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) is pleased to announce the appointment of the NATS Books Program editorial board to manage the new NATS and Rowman & Littlefield copublishing program.
“This is a wonderful next step for the partnership between NATS and Rowman & Littlefield,” said NATS Executive Director Allen Henderson. “Oversight by the NATS Books Program editorial board ensures this copublishing program between R&L and NATS will deliver high-quality resources for singers, teachers, and other voice professionals, aligning with the legacy of excellence that NATS aims to uphold.”
The copublishing program, announced at the NATS 57th national conference in June, will create new books for singers, students of singing, and singing teachers. It combines the leading expertise and authority of NATS in the professional field with a commercial publisher already established in singing voice studies that also offers a global marketing and distribution network. The NATS/R&L copublishing arrangement 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.
The inaugural editorial board comprises a group of experienced scholars and researchers representing a variety of disciplines and experiences. These individuals will steer the direction of the partnership, establish a vision, and develop forthcoming titles.
NATS Books Program Editorial Board
- Matthew Hoch, chair
- Amanda Flynn
- Randye Jones
- John Nix
- Tish Oney
- Kari Ragan
- Diana Allan, ex officio, president of NATS
- Lynn Helding, ex officio, editor in chief–elect of the Journal of Singing
- Allen Henderson, ex officio, executive director of NATS
Individuals interested in submitting a proposal can find information forthcoming on the NATS website. Prospective authors are encouraged to contact Matthew Hoch, Allen Henderson, and Michael Tan for more information.
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 copublishing program will bring our offerings to the next level and allow us to better serve the community of singing professionals.”
Published titles in the collection:
- Practical Vocal Acoustics: Pedagogic Applications for Teachers and Singers by Kenneth Bozeman (2022)
Forthcoming titles in the collection include:
- The Practitioner’s Guide to Voice and Trauma edited by Emily Jaworski Koriath (2023)
- Functional Unity of the Singing Voice, Second Edition Expanded by Barbara Doscher, with a new introduction by John Nix (2023)
- The Singing Book, 4th Edition by Cynthia Vaughn and Meribeth Dayme, edited by Matthew Hoch (2023)
- The Art of Vocology: Science-Informed Voice Training for Singers by Lynn Helding (2025)