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Great Lakes Regional Virtual Student Auditions

January 1, 2021 Registration opens

February 15, 2021 Registration closes

February 26-March 7, 2021  Virtual Judging

March 12, 2021 Announcement of Winners

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In Ohio's Spotlight

Ohio Honors Its Own (OHIO) Award

Congratulations to Stephanie Henkle, recipient

of the inaugural OHIO Award, for service to the

Ohio NATS Chapter!

Announcement Letter from President, Timothy Culver

Stephanie's Bio

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Tracy Grady  ​

Networking and the Independent Studio

One of the most important tasks for the independent studio

teacher is networking and building clientele. Click here to view

Susan Wallin's tips for networking and studio marketing.

NATS Foundation

The work of the NATS Foundation has continued for many years. The purpose over the years and presently is to generate assistance to aspiring and talented singers and teachers through the development and management of various endowment funds used to provide some of the money for the NATS Artist  Competition for singers (NATSAA) and the National Music Theater Competition (NMTC). The Foundation also co-sponsors the Van Lawrence Fellowship. It continues to use its resources to help finance innovative programs such as the NATS Intern Programs, the Emerging Leaders Awards and the Vocal Pedagogy Award. I invite you to join the Circle of Friends with a contribution of $100 or more or to give any amount you can and designate your contribution to the named Scholarship or program of your interest. Our Ohio Chapter has been generous over the years in support of the above and I am so proud to be part of it as a member and also as your NATS Great lakes Liaison. I encourage you to support the Foundation’s work in the future and thank you in advance for your generosity. 

Contributions may be made by sending a check payable

to the NATS Foundation c/o NATS National Office, 

9957 Moorings Dr, Suite 401, Jacksonville, FL 32257.


Norma Codispoti, NATS Foundation Great Lakes Liaison

"As an independent teacher, it is often hard to get away from the teaching studio and therefore difficult to find ways to continue to learn and grow as a teacher. One great resource that I have recently discovered is the NATS Chat. Not only are the topics presented very relevant to my teaching and studio needs, but the chats are also very convenient to watch when I have the time since they are viewable both live and archived on YouTube. I highly recommend that you check them out and take advantage of this valuable resource!"

-Tiffany Owens, Independent teacher and Adjunct Professor at

Mt. Saint Joseph University, Cincinnati, Ohio

"Vocapedia is an incredible resource that I use all the time in my teaching. Vocapedia has links to videos and articles on anatomy, diction, pedagogy, repertoire, acoustics, and many other topics. I show every beginning student the video titled 3-D view of the diaphragm. Students can see what the diaphragm looks like, how it moves, and how the ribs and abdominals respond to that movement. This video alone has transformed how I talk about breathing

to my students. Check out Vocapedia for great information and inspiration!"

-Debra Renz, Ohio NATS Board Member