Welcome to the Eastern New York Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. We serve voice professionals, teachers and their students through this website and links to its resources. I encourage you to explore our website to find the latest information about our chapter. We have many exciting events scheduled this year, and would like you to be part of them. In addition to these events, our chapter also hosts social events and gatherings for the purpose of reading through song literature and attending various vocal performances including operas, musicals, jazz events, and concerts. I consider it an honor to serve as chapter president, and I look forward to encouraging the artistic growth of our members and their students in the coming year.
Eastern New York Chapter
National Association of Teachers of Singing
2018 Art Song Festival
The Eastern New York Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (ENY/NATS) is pleased to announce our annual Art Song Festival to be held on October 12, 13, and 14, 2018 at Skidmore College. It is being co-sponsored by the Skidmore College Music Department. The event will serve two purposes. It will give singers currently studying in the Capital District area an opportunity to perform and be evaluated by local voice teachers who are members of the ENY/NATS chapter. Tone, musical accuracy, musicianship, technique, interpretation and stage presence will be evaluated. It will also allow singers to compete for selection to perform in an honors recital (held at a later date) as well as continue on in NATS regional and national competitions (if desired and applicable). A separate panel of qualified musicians will be assessing the performances for the competitive aspect of the festival. Teachers who are not members of NATS are encouraged to send their students to ensure broad participation throughout our region’s vocal community. Students of non-NATS members will not be able to continue on in the regional and national NATS events but will be considered for the Honors Recital.
We invite you to join our chapter! Please contact us for information. Our chapter meets bi-annually in mid-September and in mid-February. Our Annual Fall Meeting will be held on Sunday, September 23 at 7:00pm at the home of Corine Salon 1151 Lowell Road, Schenectady, NY.