Academic journal article Journal of Singing

Announcing the 2011 NATS Intern Program

Academic journal article Journal of Singing

Announcing the 2011 NATS Intern Program

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June 7-17, 2011

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire


Claudia Catania, Metropolitan Opera and Broadway

David Small, University of Texas at Austin

Christopher Arneson, Westminster Choir College


The NATS Intern Program is an exciting and innovative venture that seeks to pair experienced and recognized master teachers of voice with talented young members of NATS. Within a format designed to promote the dynamic exchange of ideas and techniques, the goal is to improve substantially the studio teaching skills of these promising young teachers. Each intern will teach four lessons to two students (preferably one male and one female) and perform in a master class under the supervision of a master teacher. In addition, the master teachers, our vocal literature liaison, Cynthia Vaughn, and special guests will present special lectures and demonstrations. Interns chosen will be responsible for their travel expenses, though they may request financial assistance from their NATS chapters or regions as well as from their institutions of employment. NATS, Inc. and the NATS Foundation provide tuition, housing, and meals. The master teachers will include collegiate and independent studio teachers who specialize in "classical" singing, in "nonclassical" styles, and with experience in the needs of the private studio. Interns will be assigned to work with the master teacher in the area of the Interns' area of specialization. Independent studio teachers are strongly urged to apply.

Twelve NATS teachers will be chosen to participate in the 2011 NATS Intern Program. …

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