2021 NATS Intern Program - Application Deadline

December 15, 2020

2021 NATS Intern Program
June 1–10, 2021

Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia
Karen Brunssen, Director of the NATS Intern Program
Allen Henderson, Local Coordinator • Tana Field, Literature Liaison


The NATS Intern Program is an exciting and innovative venture that seeks to pair experienced and recognized master teachers with talented early career members of NATS. We invite both independent and academic voice teachers and collaborative pianists to apply. Each voice intern teaches lessons to two students and performs in master classes under the super vision of a master teacher. Collaborative piano interns accompany lessons, master classes, and other sessions as appropriate, and coach students under the supervision of the collaborative piano master teacher.

FACULTY: MASTER TEACHERS
VOICE: Theresa Brancaccio (Northwestern University)
Frank Ragsdale (University of Miami)
Michelle Markwart-Deveaux (Independent Studio, CA) Kari Ragan (University of Washington, Independent Studio)

COLLABORATIVE PIANO: Craig Terry (Ryan Opera Center, Lyric Opera of Chicago)

REQUIREMENTS
A voice applicant must be a Full or Associate member of NATS in good standing with no more than five years of full-time teaching or the part-time equivalent. Working as a graduate teaching assistant does not count towards the five-year limit. Holding a master’s degree or higher is preferable but not required. A collaborative piano applicant does not have to be a NATS member (although preference is given to those who are), but membership is required if accepted into the program. Applicants should be at the beginning of their careers with no more than approximately five years of full-time collaborative work/teaching/coaching or the part-time equivalent

APPLICATION PROCESS
Complete the application form online at NATS.org, which will include (1) the upload of a resume and headshot. (2) Two letters of reference (solicited and collected electronically during the application process). (3) A brief statement addressing the applicant’s teaching philosophy/philosophy of collaborative work with singers, and motivation for participating in the program. (4) Web links to performance recordings, and (5) web links to video recordings of a sample lesson or coaching. 

Applicants must apply online.

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