PLANGERE at NATS Ontario Spring Meeting (May 2)

Introducing the new Conservatory Series – Voice Edition

25% Discount until July 1st 2015 on the entire catalog

Anyone attending the NATS Ontario meeting on May 2nd can save the cost of shipping as well. To take advantage of this option you can place your order at the Plangere website.  Use coupon code NATSMAY3 to automatically receive a 25% discount on your entire order and no shipping charges applied.  Your order will be waiting for you when you arrive at the meeting. This offer expires on May 3, 2015.

Those not attending the meeting can take advantage of the 25% discount on your entire order by entering coupon code NATS2015. This offer expires July 01, 2015.

Visit to view the complete catalog and place your order

Scores will also be available for sale on May 2 at the meeting but to ensure you return home with your desired scores it is advisable to order ahead.



Fall Meeting & Cocktail Dinner

The NATS Ontario Chapter Fall Meeting and Cocktail Dinner will be held at the Canadian Music Centre in Toronto, Friday, November 14, 2014.

We are pleased to announce that our evening will include performances of Canadian content by Canadian artists in various styles. Our guest artists include one of Canada’s leading vocalists in the jazz and new music scene, Alex Samaras. Representing the classical genre, members of SNATS UofT will perform and also, our Canadian finalist in the NATS International Music Theatre Competition, Boston 2014, Amy Moodie will perform.

The evening’s agenda will unfold as follows;

6:00 pm – Meet and Greet Cocktail Time
6:30 – 7:15 pm – General Meeting
7:15 pm – Casual Buffet
7:30 pm – SNATS performance
7:45 pm – Amy Moodie performance
8:00 pm – Alex Samaras performance
8:30 pm – Coffee and Dessert
8:30 pm – SNATS performance

The cost for the evening will be $40.00 per person. There is a maximum capacity of 45 people at this facility. RSVP to Please indicate your wine preference in your RSVP.

The CMC building is located east of the Queen’s Park area at 20 St. Joseph St. Toronto ON between Bay and Yonge Streets

Transportation and parking near 20 St. Joseph Street:
From Wellesley Subway Station – head north on Yonge, turn Left onto St. Joseph Street. The Canadian Music Centre will be half way down the block on the North side.

Parking: There is street parking around the area and on St. Joseph Street. There are also several parking lots on Bay Street and underground parking at the residence at 44 St. Joseph Street.

2013 Fall Auditions Weekend Information


Friday, November 15th – Windermere Manor, London, ON

  • 6:00-7:00 pm Cocktails
  • 7:00-8:0o pm Dinner
  • 8:00 Dessert, Meeting & Guest Speaker – RICHARD MARGISON


Saturday, November 16th – Western University, London, ON

  • 8:30 am Registration opens in the foyer of the Music Building
  • 9:00 am Official Accompanist 20 min rehearsals begin (if you are bringing your own accompanist, you do not need to be there for this)
  • 10:00 am Adjudicators Meeting in von Kuster Hall, Music Building
  • 11:00 am Classes begin
  • 5:00 pm Approximate ending of all classes
  • 5:30 pm Approximate time of the Final Concert in von Kuster Concert Hall

Recruitment Day – Who is going to be there?

  • Western University
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • York University
  • Queens University
  • University of Toronto – Classical and Jazz
  • Randolph Music Theatre Academy
  • Sheridan College
  • Southwestern Branch of ORMTA
  • Joan Heels –  Sight singing book
  • Centre for Opera Studies in Italy (COSI)


  • Our Audition Day happens during major construction at the Faculty of Music & the Western University Open House Day – please allow time to find PARKING!  And don’t forget to pay your parking or you WILL get a ticket.
  • The Cafeteria in Talbot College will be open in the morning however we suggest that you plan your meals accordingly.  There are many food vendors  up the hill of the main campus but this is a 5-10 minute walk.
  • You can still DONATE to the scholarship fund! Online through Paypal or in person to Linda Condy on the day (cheque or cash)

Parking Information:

  • Several thousand visitors will be coming to campus on auditions day. Talbot lot gate will be up and parking is free. Other alternatives if this lot is full are: Huron Flats, South Valley (gated lot) and Medway for overflow.
  • Click here to download a campus parking lot map.
  • Directions to campus are also available on the UWO website.
  • Most GPS systems suggest entering the campus via the main gates at 1151 Richmond Street.  This entrance will likely be clogged up first thing in the morning with traffic. It may be easier to enter campus from the west side (off Sarnia Road) as well as the north (off Windermere Road).

You are INVITED! 2013 NATS ONTARIO Annual Fall Banquet!

NATS Ontario is pleased to host our third annual Fall Banquet and Members Meeting on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2013

Featuring special guest speaker – Richard Margison, renowned Canadian Tenor and founder of the Highlands Opera Studio.

200 Collip Circle, London, Ontario. N6G 4X8

6 – 7 pm  Cocktail Hour with appetizers and wine service
7 – 8 pm  Dinner
8 – 9 pm  Dessert & Coffee; Meeting and Guest Speaker, Richard Margison

COCKTAILS, DINNER BANQUET & WINE AND GUEST SPEAKER : $50.00 per person — click here to pay via PayPal or send a cheque:

c/o Linda Condy
220 Waratah Avenue
Newmarket, ON L3Y 5J7

Please reserve your space at the banquet by FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2013.

Take advantage of the NATS special room rates at the Windermere Manor. Reservations must be made by Tuesday, October 15, 2013 for the NATS discount.

Reserve online or call 1-800-997-4477 and be sure to mention you are booking with our NATS Group.

Single room with King bed – $119 per night

Suite with 2 Queen beds, living room and kitchen – $139 per night




Aaron Low

We are pleased to have Aaron Low, speech and language pathologist at The Voice Clinic, join us at our NATS Ontario 2013 Spring Meeting. We’d love to have you join us this Saturday, May 4th for a discussion and demonstration of laryngeal massage for singing.

The Voice ClinicAaron J. Low, M.S., CCC-SLP, is an Ontario licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and Professional Voice Consultant. Aaron holds a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota and was mentored by Dr. Nelson Roy, a world-leading voice researcher now with the University of Utah – Salt Lake City.

Aaron’s experience over the past 12 years of professional speech and voice rehabilitation include head/neck cancer, award-winning pediatric research helping to develop the first voice clinic for children in the world at SickKids, repairing speaking voices from teenagers to the world’s elite, and lastly, his specialty…SINGERS.

Aaron’s understanding of singers is quite unique. He guides singers towards a greater understanding of their instrument and the muscles that surround it through his specific series of exercises combined with Aaron’s own form of hands-on voice box and neck manipulation and massage.

When a doctor says the pills should have worked or surgery is not an option, advanced voice therapy and voice manipulation and rebalancing musculature works!

Click here for full details about our Spring Meeting.

Barbara Young

We are pleased to have Barbara Young, musical theatre teacher and adjudicator, at our NATS Ontario 2013 Spring Meeting. We’d love to have you join us this Saturday, May 4th to hear her thoughts on adjudicating musical theatre and for a masterclass.

Young, Barbara 1.1Barbara Young has been involved in Drama and Musical Theatre for over thirty five years as director, performer and teacher. An Honours Music graduate from the University of Western Ontario majoring in classical voice and piano, with postgraduate work in England, she has worked in most Canadian theatres – from the Arts Club in Vancouver to Confederation Theatre in Charlottetown.

Barbara spent 4 years directing and teaching at The Banff Centre and 8 years as Music Director of Huron County Playhouse, where she earned a Thea Award for Musical Direction.

Barbara founded music and music theatre programs at Etobicoke School of the Arts, Canada’s first publically funded arts school. She also founded or directed music theatre programs at the National Music Camp, St. Lawrence College and the Shakespeare School, Stratford Festival of Canada.

She has completed 17 seasons with the Stratford Festival as Music Consultant on the musicals (1996-2008), composer/arranger (Henry V 2001, To Kill a Mockingbird 2007) and teaching artist at the Shakespeare School and Shakespeare on Wheels (2001-present).

Barbara’s adjudication work includes the Toronto International Music Festival, Ovation Music Festivals, the provincials finals in Ontario and Alberta (Music Theatre and Speech Arts) as well as many local Ontario Festivals.

Barbara has recently taken on the challenge of conductor and Associate Music Director of the Stratford Symphony Orchestra.

Click here for all the details about our Spring Meeting.