North Central NATS
Minnesota North Dakota South Dakota Wisconsin
Association of Teachers
of Singing, Inc. (NATS)
was founded in 1944 and is now the largest association of teachers of singing in the world -- over 7000 members in the United States, Canada and over 30 countries. (Read more about the history of NATS) Our membership consists of teachers of singing who hold positions at colleges and universities, maintain private studios as Independent Teachers, collaborative pianists, and voice scientists. Fourteen regions are organized in the United States and Canada, and the North Central Region has chapters in five states/provinces: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. For chapter officers and links to chapter websites, click on the "North Central Region Officers" tab above.
A Message from your Regional Governor...
My term as Regional Governor will end in June, and someone new will assume this post. As I conclude my time as your Regional Governor, I would like to thank you all for the work that you do, for your dedication to the art of singing and the craft of teaching, for your help and encouragement over the years. NATS is 75 years old and shows no signs of “old age” - and that’s because of all of us!
My friends, I wish you all well in this terrible time of pandemic. I pray that none of you have or will experience illness or personal loss from the virus. I know that it is challenging to help our students move through this when we ourselves are struggling. Please take time for your own rest and nourishment as you are able, so that you can remain the strong and able leaders that you are. May you all be blessed by the love of family and friends.
Looking for NATIONAL STUDENT AUDITION RESULTS? You'll find them HERE
The 2020 National Conference, including the National Student Audition, has been converted to
a VIRTUAL EVENT,
Click HERE for more information.
NATS is fortunate to have incredible leadership - especially in this time of crisis. Thanks to Executive Director Allen Henderson, NATS President Karen Brunssen,
and Competition and Auditions Coordinator Mark McQuade. Just click on their name to send a quick THANK YOU
for all they are doing!
Teaching in the Time of Corona Virus
YOUR Professional Association is responding to the needs of its members during the Pandemic.
Visit the NATS COVID RESOURCES PAGE for complete information.
North Central welcomes the following members to NATS
and our region!
(as of May, 2020)
Amanda Handley (WI)
Alyssa Schwitzer (MN)
Kayleigh Butcher (MN
John Holiday (WI)
Carrie Shaw (MN
Congratulations to WI Chapter member - Heidi Wylie, recipient of a 2020 NATS Emerging Leader award! Heidi lives and works in Milwaukee, WI.