NATS National Conference 

2020 National Association of Teachers of Singing National Conference Converts to a Virtual Event

The NATS leadership and staff have been closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and its impact on our lives.  Based on a variety of factors that have been examined, it has become clear that we are unable to hold an on-site conference as planned in Knoxville, Tennessee.  The good news is that we have been in conversation with many of our presenters, sponsors, and other supporters this week and we will convert our planned event to the 2020 NATS National Virtual Conference, June 24-30.  Have no doubt it will be our BEST Virtual Conference EVER!  Live sessions? Yes! Recorded sessions? Yep! Opportunities for virtual coffee and conversation? Definitely. Reunions? You betcha. Opening ceremonies? Mhmm. Pre-conference workshops? Can’t wait!  Singing “An die Musik”? Of course! 

We are grateful for our professional community, your understanding, and your concern that our event be held safely.  Your board of directors met earlier this week and heartily endorsed this concept and we are rapidly moving to reformat the conference while also doing our best to create as much community atmosphere as possible.  We are excited to share with you our revised program as soon as we can confirm all our plans, reformat our website, and put all the elements in place.  

We may be physically at a distance but the NATS spirit of community will ensure we are Together-Apart. When communities experience a crisis, we need the arts more than ever.

If you are already registered for the conference, you will receive communication soon about the process for refunding your registration fee.  We are currently working through this process and appreciate your patience. 

If you are just visiting this page for the very first time we invite you to peruse the program links below and get excited about the wealth of content that will be brought directly to you virtually this summer.  

Our conferences are a treasured event for our community and we look forward to gathering together to celebrate all things singing.  Stay tuned for more information coming soon. In the meantime view our video announcement  HERE.  

The biennial NATS National Conference attracts NATS members, voice professionals, students and others from around the world to share in educational programs, demonstrations, lectures, master classes and competitions that help celebrate the art of singing and increase knowledge of teachers to help them better assist their students.

The 56th NATS National Conference will be held June 26 - 30, 2020, in Knoxville, Tennessee - Knoxville Convention Center

Join us for what is sure to be one of our most exciting National Conferences ever. It promises to have something for everyone – teachers, students, and performers alike. We are pleased to offer a diverse lineup of internationally known performers and speakers, a Community Sing, a GRAND songSLAM, and MORE as we celebrate the diverse styles we teach and perform. Be inspired and re-connect with old friends and new colleagues as we gather to enjoy FIVE PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS, the College Expo, over FIFTY breakout sessions in addition or our publisher showcases and exhibits, and the final evening’s Gala Banquet. Along with the NSA Finals, we celebrate the future of singing with recitals featuring the winners of NATSAA, National Music Theater, and Art Song Composition competitions. Start making your plans to join us today.


Grammy Award® winning soprano
Ana María Martínez


The American Spiritual Ensemble


And much more!

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