About Us

Our Vision

Transforming lives through the power of singing.


Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members in the United States, Canada, and more than 35 other countries. Whether working in independent studios, community schools, elementary and secondary schools, or higher education, NATS members represent the diversity of today’s music landscape, teaching in all vocal styles.

Our Mission

To advance excellence in singing through teaching, performance, scholarship, and research.

Our Values

NATS will:

  • Support voice professionals within the studio, classroom, clinic, and performance venue.
  • Provide committed leadership to achieve our mission and vision.
  • Advance ethical principles and practice in our profession.
  • Celebrate and recognize the value and efforts of all.
  • Encourage individual skills and creativity.

Embracing our Values

Driven by its mission statement and values, NATS offers a variety of lifelong learning experiences to its members and their students:

NATS supports the growth and enrichment of its members through the following publications:

Our Diversity and Inclusion Statement

NATS strives to be a welcoming and supportive community of members and students who celebrate the unique identities, varied backgrounds, and experiences of all individuals. We are dedicated to ensuring that all voices are valued and heard in an inclusive environment with equitable treatment for all.

NATS I.D.E.A. Best Practices

NATS Strategic Plan 2020-25: Framing Our Future

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The NATS Strategic Plan includes two primary goals:

  1. Advance the standing of NATS as the preferred professional organization for voice professionals
    1. Grow membership
    2. Build stronger relationships with members and other stakeholders
    3. Develop our outstanding portfolio of programs and services
  2. Build organizational capacity to realize Goal 1
    1. Improve management practices and processes
    2. Increase earned and contributed resources

Framing Our Future Overview

Our History

Learn more about our unique history by visiting our history timeline.