NATS 56th National Conference - Proposal Deadline

June 1, 2019

Knoxville 2020 Call for Presentations

Back to Knoxville 2020 Home Page about submitting a conference proposal? Catch the replay of our web chat for answers. 

NATS President Karen Brunssen and Executive Director Allen Henderson provided guidance and advice for those who had questions during a live chat on May 16, 2019.


Deadline is June 1 to submit your proposal.

NATS members and friends are invited to submit proposals for special sessions to be presented at the 56th National Conference in Knoxville, TN, June 26-30, 2020. Proposal guidelines and format are included in the form below. All proposals MUST be submitted online. E-mail and/or hard-copy proposals will not be accepted. To get started, please click the link at the bottom of this page.

Preference will be given to proposals with <ins>two or more</ins> presenters.

Proposals related to the following topics are particularly encouraged:

  • Collaborative Piano
  • Mini-recitals with an Emphasis on 21st Century Music
  • Opera and Music Theater Repertoire and Techniques
  • Singing and Community/Social Impact
  • Vocal Education for All
  • Voice Pedagogy and Techniques for All Styles
  • Voice Science and Studio Technology


The following items will be required as part of the application process:

  • High-resolution photo of all presenters (suitable for print - minimum 300 dpi)
  • Name and e-mail of one active NATS member to provide an electronic letter of support for the presentation
  • A PDF document of a narrative describing the session in detail (2-page maximum)


Submit Presentation Proposal

Your application can be started and completed at a later date, if necessary, but the application will not be considered complete until all requested information has been provided.

To access an incomplete application, simply log in using your NATS account and visit Member Home.

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2019