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NATS Chat Schedule and Replays

NATS Chat – presented by Inside View Press, allows participants to network and discuss various topics in an online forum. Sessions are usually held the second Sunday of each month of the academic year: 7–8 pm Eastern Time, 6–7 pm Central, 5–6 pm Mountain, and 4–5 pm Pacific. To register and have an e-mail reminder sent to your inbox on the day of the chat, simply click the link below each session. NATS Chat takes a summer hiatus June-September. The host and coordinator for NATS Chat is Dr. Kari Ragan.

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NATS Chat 2020-21 Season

Presented by Inside View Press

Thank you for a great 2020-21 NATS Chat season! Until next season, below are the replays of the 2020-21 season for you to watch and enjoy.


NATS CHAT 2020-2021 REPLAYS

MAY NATS Chat

Guests: Edrie Means Weekly, Jordyn Day Palmer, Kelly Garner, and Jaron M. LeGrair
Topic: The Broad Spectrum of CCM: Style and Application
Sunday, May 16, 2021

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There has been a wonderful paradigm shift in the field of voice teaching to gain an understanding of the pedagogic and stylistic differences between teaching classical, contemporary commercial music (CCM), and musical theatre. Within CCM there is a broad spectrum of vocal sounds and styles to be considered. This NATS Chat utilizes the knowledge of 4 contemporary music specialists to discuss some of these stylistic differences and how we might better integrate these ideas into the application during a voice lesson. We will focus on country, pop, rock, musical theatre, gospel, and more.


 

APRIL NATS Chat

Guests: Ingo Titze and Kittie Verdolini Abbott
Topic: Legends in our Field: Ingo Titze and Kittie Verdolini Abbott
Sunday, April 11, 2021

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Join us for a conversation with these two legendary contributors to the world of voice. We will discuss a myriad of voice related topics from cognition to registration. There will be plenty of time for registrants to ask questions of both Dr. Titze and Dr. Verdolini Abbott.


 


MARCH NATS Chat

Co-sponsored by The Voice Foundation
Co-host: Peggy Baroody
Guests: Mary Sandage, PhD., CCC-SLP and Aaron Johnson, M.M., PhD., CCC-SLP
Topic: Planning for and Managing Vocal Fatigue
Sunday, March 14, 2021

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In the applied exercise physiology world, vocal fatigue may be mitigated through a targeted training approach, as is done with athletes. Training up-regulates fatigue resistant and rapid recovery mechanisms in other systems in the body. The extent to which this may apply to the singing voice is not well studied to date, but it is a direction that we should consider. Planning for and managing vocal fatigue is a particularly important concern for vocalists who train and perform daily.


 

FEBRUARY NATS Chat

Guests: Heidi Moss, B.M., M.S. and Indre Viskontas, M.M., PhD.

Topic: Singing in the Brain
Sunday, February 21, 2021

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Why are singers often told not to touch their own instrument? Should singers massage their own larynx? What are the benefits or risks from singers performing laryngeal manipulation or laryngeal massage on themselves? During our session, Nicholas Perna will present recent research into the efficacy of self laryngeal manipulation, and Marci Rosenberg will guide us through exercises singers can use to aid in their voice habilitation.


 

JANUARY NATS Chat

Co-sponsored by The Voice Foundation

Co-host: Peggy Baroody
Guests: Nicholas Perna, D.M.A and Marci Daniels Rosenberg, SLP-CCC
Topic: Singers and Self Laryngeal Manipulation: What Singing Teachers Need to Know
Sunday, January 10, 2021

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Why are singers often told not to touch their own instrument? Should singers massage their own larynx? What are the benefits or risks from singers performing laryngeal manipulation or laryngeal massage on themselves? During our session, Nicholas Perna will present recent research into the efficacy of self laryngeal manipulation, and Marci Rosenberg will guide us through exercises singers can use to aid in their voice habilitation.

DECEMBER NATS Chat

Guests: Lynn Maxfield, Ken Bozeman, and Lynn Helding
Topic: Defining Evidence-Based Voice Pedagogy (EBVP): A New Framework
Sunday, December 13, 2020

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Evidence-Based Voice Pedagogy is a term used synonymously with science-based, function-based, or fact-based voice pedagogy. There is a precedent for defining Evidence-Based Voice Pedagogy (EBVP) with a broader understanding. There has been a new framework presented by NATS Chat moderator, Kari Ragan, for EBVP to be more clearly defined. Modeled after Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM), this new framework includes three essential components: 1) Voice Science, 2) Voice Teacher Expertise and Experience, and 3) Student Goals and Perspectives. In November of 2018, the Journal of Singing published her article outlining this new framework. This NATS Chat will further develop each component using the expertise of 3 other panelists, Lynn Maxfield, Ken Bozeman, and Lynn Helding. Please join us for this important conversation.

In preparation for this December NATS Chat, we encourage attendees to watch the replay from the 2020 Virtual Summer Conference on EBVP. View video.

NOVEMBER NATS Chat

Guest: Claudia Friedlander
Topic: Academic or Entrepreneur? How to Steer Your Teaching Career
Sunday, November 8, 2020

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While full-time voice teaching positions that offer a comfortable salary seem to be growing increasingly rare, there is no shortage of people who love to sing and long to learn. Join us to discuss the pros and cons of both academic appointments and independent studio teaching, which model is likely to work best for you, and how to improve job satisfaction in both modalities.

 

OCTOBER NATS Chat

Guest: George Shirley
Topic: A Conversation with the incomparable George Shirley, operatic tenor!
Sunday, October 11, 2020 

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NATS Chat is honored to host operatic tenor George Shirley. We will discuss many aspects of his distinguished career as well as relevant topics such as diversity in our field through his eyes.

 


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