We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Vocal Showcase will be held at York University on Saturday and Sunday, 18th and 19th of November. Classical voice classes will occur on Saturday, 18th and music theatre classes will occur on Sunday, 19th. The NATS Social Event will occur on Saturday evening.
The new two-day format means that NATS Ontario could potentially award double the number of scholarships we have in the past ($5,500 in scholarships was awarded at our 2016 Vocal Showcase). To help bolster our Scholarship Fund, the NATS Ontario Executive would like to invite NATS Ontario Members to consider advertising at the Vocal Showcase. More information about how to advertise your voice festival or summer programme, as well as information about what the NATS Ontario Executive (lead by our new Projects Manager, Amanda Brunk) has in mind for the Social Event, can be found further down this page.
You can help NATS Ontario to continue supporting young singers through generous scholarships by donating online via PayPal, or by cheque (made payable to NATS Ontario):
c/o Lisa Cosins-Brillon, Treasurer
PO Box 83
The auditions website is currently under construction as NATS prepares to launch an enhanced scheduling system that will provide a more seamless registration process.
Updated Vocal Showcase Handbook
The updated vocal showcase handbook is available for review. Please note that this document is a work in progress, but is an excellent resource for information about added classes and repertoire requirements.
NATS Ontario has reserved rooms at the Monte Carol Inns – Vaughan for the event. You can book now by calling 905-761-7170. Be sure to use our event code: 300650 to get a King or double Queen room at our special rate of $119.99 per night.
The social event will be held at the Monte Carlo Inn – Vaughan Suites on the evening of Saturday, 19th November. We were so inspired by the performances of Catherine and Dan at our last social event that we decided to have an open mic this time around and invite everyone to participate! We hope you’ll come prepared to sing your favourite party piece (we’re hiring a pianist who can play anything) and we CAN’T WAIT to see what you come up with!
Calling all NATS Members involved in summer programmes or music festivals! If you would like information about your programme or festival distributed directly to a large population of voice teachers and young singers, please be in touch with James McLean and Charlene Pauls to book your spot in our final concert programme inserts! Cost is $100 for a business-card-sized ad and opportunity is only available for summer programmes or music festivals. Non-NATS members may advertise at a premium rate of $200 for a business-card-sized ad. All proceeds from advertising will benefit the NATS Ontario Scholarship Fund.