54th NATS NATIONAL CONFERENCE SPONSORS

We're proud to announce the following companies and organizations as official Sponsors of the 54th NATS Conference, held July 8-12, 2016, in Chicago. Their support makes it possible for us to provide the excellent programs, guest artists and exciting competitions that you’ll find at this year’s Conference!

CONFERENCE GRAND SPONSOR     

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Hal Leonard Corporation is the world's largest educational music publisher, with the #1 methods for learning guitar (the Hal Leonard Guitar Method), piano (the Faber Piano Method), and school music instruments (Essential Elements for Band and Strings), plus publications for learning virtually every instrument imaginable.Hal Leonard is also the leading publisher of songbooks; Real Books and fake books; sheet music; band, orchestra and choral arrangements for schools; music reference publications; children's music products; educational magazines; and more.

GOLD-LEVEL SPONSOR

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GoldSponsorGraphic_copy.gifThe NATS Foundation is an active partner of NATS Inc. and is responsible for part of the work of the Association. Created in 1976, the Foundation's purpose is to generate assistance to aspiring and talented singers through the development and management of various endowment funds such as those used to provide some of the prize money for the NATS Artist Award Competition for Singers (NATSAA).

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NATS Great Lakes Region

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Lyric Opera of Chicago’s mission is to express and promote the life-changing, transformational, revelatory power of great opera. Lyric exists to provide a broad, deep, and relevant cultural service to Chicago and the nation, and to advance the development of the art form.

Founded in 1954, Lyric is dedicated to producing and performing consistently thrilling, entertaining, and thought-provoking opera with a balanced repertoire of core classics, lesser-known masterpieces, and new works; to creating an innovative and wide-ranging program of community engagement and educational activities; and to developing exceptional emerging operatic talent.

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GoldSponsorGraphic_copy.gifNorthwestern University’s Bienen School of Music ranks as one of the nation’s leading music institutions. For more than a century the school has offered a unique education, combining conservatory-level musical training with the academic rigor of a top-tier research institution. Boasting accomplished faculty and students who regularly garner major awards and honors, and offering a pioneering array of dual-degree and double-major opportunities, the school stands as a core component of Northwestern’s distinctive combination of outstanding achievement in scholarship and the arts.

 

SILVER-LEVEL SPONSORS

VV-logo.jpgWith a Voice Teacher Account from Virtually Vocal, you will receive a custom dashboard that allows you to assign repertoire to your students, upload your own exercises and accompaniments for the exclusive use of your students, and request new songs to be added to the VV Accompaniment Database. A Voice Teacher Account allows you to supercharge your studio: Start managing, uploading, playing, requesting, researching, rehearsing, assigning and strengthening your studio immediately.

Yamaha_Logo.jpgYamaha Corporation of America (YCA) offers a full line of musical instruments and audio/visual products to the U.S. market. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation, Japan, YCA comprises several product sales and marketing divisions, including AV receivers, headphones, home theater systems, sound bars and Digital Sound Projectors (AV Division), band and orchestral instruments (Band & Orchestral Division), piano and keyboard products (Keyboard Division), commercial audio and live sound products (Pro Audio Division), music production products, guitars, and drums (Pro Music Division) and music content and services (Yamaha Music Interactive).

BRONZE-LEVEL SPONSORS

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 Bel Canto means "beautiful singing" in Italian; it's also the study of the art of singing as founded on the school of Nicolo Porpora. At Authentic Bel Canto, Ewan Hambrecht Mitton, with a pedagogy line three steps from its founder, has made it her life’s work to study, master and teach this technique. At the urging of her vocal students, she's written down her teachings on this disappearing art, with the hopes of passing on this legacy to generations of future vocal teachers and students.

CONFERENCE SPONSORS

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The American Academy of Teachers of Singing is a select group of nationally recognized teachers of singing and voice experts. Members include those who are faculty at prestigious colleges, universities and conservatories, as well as teachers in independent studios. Many members are esteemed performers of classical and/or contemporary commercial music, noted authors, and voice science researchers. The Academy offers professional advice and guidance to those interested in singing, the teaching of singing, the business of singing, and the science of singing.

 

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Music Teacher's Helper is the easiest way to manage your music teaching studio. Designed by music teachers, for music teachers, to help you manage the business aspects of running a teaching studio. Join thousands of other independent music teachers and become a more organized, efficient, and relaxed version of yourself!   

NATS Eastern Region
NATS North Central Region
NATS Wisconsin Chapter

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Driven by its mission statement, The National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) offers a variety of lifelong learning experiences to its members, with workshops, intern programs, master classes and conferences, all beginning at the chapter level and progressing to national events. 

COMPETITION SPONSORS

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Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) is the leading producer of dynamically charged musical excellence. With its unforgettable concert experiences in renowned venues, empowering educational programs, and its global community of artists and audiences, DCINY changes lives through the power of performance.

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Hal Leonard Corporation is the world's largest educational music publisher, with the #1 methods for learning guitar (the Hal Leonard Guitar Method), piano (the Faber Piano Method), and school music instruments (Essential Elements for Band and Strings), plus publications for learning virtually every instrument imaginable.Hal Leonard is also the leading publisher of songbooks; Real Books and fake books; sheet music; band, orchestra and choral arrangements for schools; music reference publications; children's music products; educational magazines; and more.


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At the Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA), we pride ourselves on preparing young artists for careers in the performing arts, and in creating a mutually supportive and encouraging culture in which they can flourish. Comprising both The Music Conservatory and The Theatre Conservatory, CCPA provides conservatory style training in music and theatre in one of the world's greatest cities for the arts.  

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Stage Door Connections is an industry leading career development company dedicated to meeting the needs of aspiring and professional performers, directors, choreographers, producers, talent agencies and casting directors.  It is the only company in the respective genre that offers complete online and offline support to performers at every stage of their career, as well as full service support for casting directors and producers to book talent and effectively produce special events and entertainment.   

ELCCNY_client_logo_thumbs_manhattan.jpgFounded as a community music school by Janet Daniels Schenck in 1918, today the Manhattan School of Music is recognized for its more than 900 superbly talented undergraduate and graduate students who come from more than 50 countries and nearly all 50 states; a world-renowned artist-teacher faculty; and innovative curricula. The School is dedicated to the personal, artistic, and intellectual development of aspiring musicians, from its Precollege students through those pursuing postgraduate studies. Offering both classical and jazz training – and, beginning in fall 2016, a Bachelor's degree program in musical theater – MSM grants Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees, as well as the Professional Studies Certificate and Artist Diploma.

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Founded in 1969, the American Institute of Music Studies (AIMS) is the leading summer music program in Europe, providing six weeks of intensive training to prepare musicians for the next step in their professional career. Singers and pianists study with an international faculty, while instrumentalists perform under leading European conductors. Since its founding, AIMS singers have found jobs in European opera houses every year and many attribute their early success to their experiences at AIMS.

 

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 Cal State Fullerton’s School of Music has been fully and continuously accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music since 1966. Students receive a great deal of one-on-one and small group attention in a School of Music that is large enough (a little over 400 majors) to provide extraordinary opportunities, but small enough to ensure that all music majors have a high-quality, individualized experience. The average student-faculty ratio is less than 15:1 for all major classes, and is usually smaller for upper division and graduate music major classes.

 

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