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2019 Great Lakes NATSAA Auditions Deadline September 9th

As announced in March the Great Lakes Region NATSAA auditions will be at Purdue University Fort Wayne.  The dates are November 8th and 9th.   If you've never participated or directed students to participate in NATSAA, click here to read more about it.  It's intended to help singers launch their professional careers.  The age range is 21-35 as of the application deadline.  For details on our Great Lakes Preliminary Round please click here to be directed to the Great Lakes Regional website.
The Great Lakes website is still being designed and updated but has the needed information on it.  It can be  viewed at if you have troubles with the link copy and paste the link.
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National Music Theater Competition Deadline September 15

The application fee for students of NATS members is $75.  Students ages 20-28 (as of September 5 2019) may compete online or in person for significant prizes:  1st Prize: $5,000 PLUS a concert at the next NATS National Conference, $1,000 Gift Certificate from Hal Leonard, Career Management Services package from Stage Door Connections.

2nd Prize: $2,500 PLUS a $500 Gift Certificate from Hal Leonard.

3rd Prize: $1,000 cash prize.

4th Prize: $750 cash prize.
The first national competition for the music theater soloist seeking the best emerging talent in 2020.The 2020 NMTC semifinal and final rounds will be held  in New York City at the Roosevelt Hotel Grand Ballroom, as part of the 2020 NATS Winter Workshop, January 10-12, 2020. 
Deadline to apply is September 15th.  Students have until October 15th to upload preliminary videos.

Announcing NATS Michigan Fall 2019 Student Auditions

Many thanks to Dr. Jung Woo Kim and our colleagues at Hope College for offering to host our Fall 2019 Michigan Student Auditions.  We'll enjoy convening there on Saturday November 2, 2019. Registration will open after Labor Day this fall.  An email with further detail will be sent to all members of our NATS Michigan Chapter at the end of August.

Great Lakes Regional Student Audition Results

NATS Chat this Sunday

Sunday, March 10 is our next NATS Chat with Ian Howell at 6:00 PST/9:00 EST! The interactive NATS Chats allow you to ask questions of the guest in real-time! Please join us! Topic: “The Special Psychoacoustics of the Singing Voice”
Singing is, at its core, and aural art form. Like our other senses, our sense of hearing limits and colors our experience of reality. Yet much of the material we use to explain how the singing voice behaves acoustically relies on computer measurements. These measurements tell us something true about the sound wave in the air, but miss qualitative aspects of timbre dependably imparted by the ear. By coming to understand the way the ear behaves, we can ask how one might possibly perceive a singing voice. This is another way of asking what sounds the human voice is capable of making. NATS Chats are generously sponsored by Inside View Press! You do NOT need to be a NATS member to join the webinar. "Virtual" seating is limited so register at the link …

Getting the most out of your NATS Membership

I wanted to link you all to an article in the Fall 2018 Inter Nos newsletter which highlights some of the benefits of membership.  This can be a great reminder for long-standing members and for new members alike.  It's also a great reminder that we are an organization run almost entirely by volunteers-- so we build the community that we want to have.