55th NATS National Conference

Mar 20, 2018

In the spirit of cooperation across the global voice community, the NATS invite you to take part in the National Association of Teachers of Singing 55th NATS National Conference in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada, June 22–26, 2018, at the Tropicana Las Vegas hotel and conference center.
To encourage participation from our international friends, NATS is pleased to offer a $50 discount off the Non-Member Registration Rate. Log on to the NATS Conference Registration Page. When making your Online Registration, enter discount code: NATSLvegas50 at checkout to receive the $50 discount. For the best value, register before the April 1st early registration deadline. This discount allows your members to register at the same rate as all members of NATS.


The biennial NATS National Conference is wonderful opportunity for our worldwide family of voice professionals to come together as a community. It is also a special year for NATS, as we begin the celebration of 75 years of our organization’s service to teachers, students, and performers alike.


The 55th National Conference features an exciting roster of internationally known performers and speakers, including Broadway performer Alton Fitzgerald White, Metropolitan Opera superstars Stephanie Blythe and Christine Brewer with collaborative pianist Craig Terry, Las Vegas directors and performers, and America's Got Talent finalist Mandy Harvey, who through her hearing disability has become an inspiration around the world. We are also honored to have with us Johan Sundberg, one of the pioneering voice scientists of our time.


Thanks to the excellence among our member colleagues, a rich variety of presentations has set the stage for our most diverse program ever. Topics include diversity and inclusion in the voice studio; voice dysphoria in the transgender singer; mini-recitals exploring Mexican, Brazilian, African-American, and Creole cultures, and more; informal coffee and conversation sessions; and Late Night NATS featuring the Great American Songbook. The opening ceremony celebrates our singing culture with a first-ever Community Sing, honoring the worldwide celebration of the Leonard Bernstein Centennial.


Along with the National Student Audition Finals, we celebrate the future of singing with recitals by the winners of NATS Artist Awards, National Music Theater, and Art Song Composition competitions. Join us for the ever- popular poster sessions, publisher showcases, and exhibits, and the final evening’s Gala Banquet honoring NATS Lifetime Achievement Award winners.


The Tropicana Hotel provides a perfect location to explore the Las Vegas scene, in addition to offering a Special NATS Room Rate of $115 (average per night based on a 5-night stay), single or double occupancy. Reserve online at the special NATS Web Portal and receive your confirmation immediately.

Click here to view the entire program and join the biggest and most exciting NATS conference event yet. We look forward to welcoming you in Las Vegas!



Allen Henderson Linda J. Snyder Karen Brunssen Marvin Keenze

Executive Director President President-elect NATS International Coordinator