Eastern Region Conference and Student Auditions

March 15 - 17, 2019

The upcoming conference is scheduled for March 15-17, at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY.  We hope you’re making plans to join us for what will be an amazing weekend of singing, learning, and networking with colleagues from around the region.  Our site coordinators, Mario Martinez and Katie Hannigan, have assembled a stellar lineup of workshops for the conference.  Our featured clinicians are Matthew Edwards and Katherine Cowdrick.

Registration for the student auditions is open until Monday, February 18.  After that day, you will still be able to register as a teacher, but you will no longer be able to register students or alter repertoire information.

Note:  Be sure your national membership dues are paid and up-to-date.  You can do so through www.nats.org.

To access the auditions website:

  • Visit www.nats.org.
  • Log in with your NATS credentials.
  • In “Member Home”, click on NATS Auditions Registration.  Once you’re taken to the auditions website, make sure you’ve chosen “Eastern Region”, not your local chapter.

Within the auditions website, you’ll be able to:

  • Find detailed instructions about how to use the website in a document called “Accessing the NATS Auditions Registration System”.
  • Register your students.  Students are NOT permitted to access the system.  Please do not give out your login credentials and let your students have access.  You, as the teacher and NATS member, are the only one who can register your students.
  • Find all documents related to the conference such as the full registration packet, lodging information, worksheets to help you during the registration process, and all documents outlining the repertoire requirements and terminology used.
  • Review the NATS copyright policy.  Be sure your students and accompanists are familiar with and adhere to this policy to avoid problems or disqualifications at the auditions.

Reminder:  Any teacher entering students in the auditions is expected to judge all 3 days of the competition.  Please make plans accordingly.

As we get closer to the conference date, you will receive periodic information such as master class applications, dinner meeting details, and reminders.  Make sure these emails are headed to your inbox and not your spam folder!

We hope to see you at the conference!

All the best,
Lori McCann, Eastern Region Governor
Debra Field, Auditions Chair
Stephen Ng, Auditions Assistant