Full Members have full voting rights and may hold office at any level. Years of Full Membership accrue toward Emeritus status. Full Members may sponsor themselves or their students in NATS auditions and competitions.
- 25+ years of age;
- person of known personal integrity;
- accept and abide by the Code of Ethics as stated on this form;
- teach/coach an average of six or more voice students or collaborative pianists each week (each section of class voice equals one student); and
- meet one of the following : (Degrees must be appropriate to the teaching of singing.)
- Bachelor's degree + three years voice teaching/coaching or teaching of collaborative pianists after receipt of degree.
- Master's degree or doctorate + two years voice teaching/coaching or teaching of collaborative pianists after receipt of degree.(experience as a graduate teaching assistant in voice may fulfill the teaching /coaching requirement)
- Professional singers or collaborative pianists who teach but do not have degrees (Bachelors, Master, or Doctorate) as described in a & b: four years experience as a professional singer or collaborative pianist + teaching voice/coaching for two years after the four years of experience. If you are applying under this option, please attach a resume.
- Others without degrees as described in a & b: four years of private voice study + five years of voice teaching/coaching following the four years of private instruction.
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