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

The Royal Conservatory’s Voice Syllabus, 2012 Edition: Most Commonly Taught Pieces

Voice teachers, your input is needed!

We want to hear from voice teachers like you to determine the most commonly taught pieces from The Royal Conservatory's Voice Syllabus, 2012 Edition. Your feedback will help us shape the future of the Voice curriculum of The Royal Conservatory.

The survey will take no more than 30 minutes of your time and may be completed until October 5, 2017.

Take the survey HERE 

Thank you for your time and participation.

Best regards,

The Royal Conservatory

What do these voices sound like?

University of Texas at San Antonio

Investigators Mackenzie Parrott (under the supervision of faculty sponsor John Nix), Assistant Professor Whitney Chappell, and Associate Professor John Nix at The University of Texas at San Antonio are seeking participants for a research study.

The purpose of this study, which is being carried out under the guidelines of UTSA IRB Protocol # 16-075E, is to examine listener ratings of singers performing contemporary commercial musical styles. The survey website will guide you through a series of sung musical samples. Once you have listened to the sample, you will then be asked to answer questions related to the sample. The total time required for this survey should not exceed 20 minutes. Your responses will remain completely anonymous, and no identifying information will be shared. There is no compensation for your participation.

All participants must:

  1. Be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Have binaural hearing that is either normal, or normal with the use of corrective aids.
  3. Possess a computer with internet access, working speakers (internal or external), ear buds, or headphones.

If you agree to take part in the study, CLICK THIS LINK, which will direct you to the survey website.

If you have questions about the study, please contact 

Personality and Performer: Defining a satisfying collaborative relationship

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Collaboration between vocalists and pianists is at the heart of our research and survey. Life experiences and musical experiences sometimes align to allow performers to find the most exquisite and satisfying collaborations. All musicians have choices that will define their experiences: choices based on their own personalities and motivations, and choices about which collaborators they want to work with artistically. There are times that musicians do not have these choices – but they do have information. It is the aim of this survey to empower every musical collaborator with information to continue to make intelligent and informed choices when choosing collaborative partners.

We would greatly appreciate if you would complete the brief questionnaire by clicking on the provided link below. The questions inquire about your most satisfying collaborative experience. It should take approximately 10–15 minutes for you to complete.

Participation in this study is entirely anonymous and confidential. No responses can be traced back to you by researchers or by anyone else. You must be 19 years of age to participate in this survey. The results of this survey will be used to create a rubric by which current and potential collaborators may improve communication and social skills to maximize the collaborative experience. By completing the survey you are giving consent for your general and anonymous responses to be included in our research.

You may ask any questions concerning this research by contacting Dr. Jamie Reimer at (402) 472-2497,  . You may also reach Stacie Haneline at (402) 981-1867,  . If you would like to speak to someone else, please call the Research Compliance Services Office at 402-472-6965, .

Participation in this study is voluntary. You can refuse to participate or withdraw at any time without harming your relationship with the researchers or the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, [other organization] or in any other way receive a penalty or loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled. You are voluntarily making a decision whether or not to participate in this research study. By completing and submitting your survey responses, you have given your consent to participate in this research. You should print a copy of this page for your records.

How are you feeling about your voice lately?

Sane Singing - Navigating the Vocal Journey
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.