Research Surveys

NATS supports many types of voice research.  Researchers seek to survey the profession in a variety of ways.  NATS is pleased to offer members, students of members, and selected partners the opportunity to list links to various surveys being conducted by researchers.  Please do not contact the NATS office regarding information on these surveys.  Instead, contact the principal investigator provided with each listing.

Want to list your research survey here?  All surveys posted here are also distributed one time via e-mail to NATS members as part of the weekly Intermezzo e-newsletter, which distributes on Tuesdays. Send all requests to .

Active Surveys

How are you feeling about your voice lately?
You are invited to be part of a research project that will be included in a forthcoming book which aims to help singers to better assess their own vocal progress and find the training they need. Singers of any genre and skill level are welcome! The Vocal Satisfaction Survey is anonymous and only takes a few minutes. Click HERE to participate or to learn more.


A holistic approach to singing: towards an integrated body and voice practice for singers 
Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia

Research includes a singing teacher survey, in order to gain an accurate picture of current singing teaching methods, specifically in relation to the instruction of body use and posture for singing. Researcher is a member of ANATS (Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing) and is asking members of NATS to take part in the survey. Gathering feedback from as many singing teachers around the world will help to paint the most accurate picture of current approaches to voice teaching.

The short survey takes 5 to 8 minutes to complete online. Click HERE for survey. 


Emotions and vocal health

The New School for Social Research is recruiting participants (opera singers with 4 or more years of training) for an anonymous study on emotions and vocal health. Participation is open until March 1, 2017. The experiment consists of a series of questionnaires of personal nature, taking about 50 minutes. A donation of $5 will be given to participants to thank them for their time and help. Questions about your voice health and your demographics are also included. CLICK TO PARTICIPATE 
For questions, please email    


Atonal voice leading in vocal music

University of South Alabama student Elizabeth Bemis is seeking students and faculty to participate in a survey to contribute to her research on atonal voice leading in vocal music. The deadline for this survey is April 1, 2017.

For Students
For Faculty

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