National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) – Ontario Chapter
The National Association of Teachers of Singing is the largest association of teachers of singing in the world. We have over 7,000 members, all of whom have pledged to uphold our professional Code of Ethics. We continue to encourage the highest standards of singing through excellence in teaching and the promotion of vocal education and research. Our goals include the professional advancement of the talented and the enrichment of the general public. If you are a teacher of singing, or work in a voice-related field, we invite you to apply for membership in our organization.
What does NATS do?
NATS is probably best-known for its Student Auditions, which give developing singers an opportunity to sing for adjudication, and for its scholarly publication, the Journal of Singing. But a glance through this website tells a larger story: NATS holds meetings and conventions, workshops and clinics, recitals, round-table discussions, master classes, and more. NATS’ programs include a voice competition, a composition award, and intern programs. NATS publishes not only the Journal of Singing, but also a newsletter for members (NATScape), special publications, and the natsontario.org website you are viewing now. NATS members include both independent voice teachers and faculty voice teachers, and both are welcome and encouraged to participate in NATS events and activities.
The Ontario Chapter holds a Vocal Showcase each Fall, which alternately takes place at York University, Wilfrid Laurier University, and the University of Western Ontario.
For a list of the Chapter’s past events, workshops, master classes, classes, auditions, and seminars, please click here.
Please help us support aspiring singers with scholarships. If you are Canadian, you can receive a charitable donation receipt by donating directly to the NATS Ontario Chapter here.