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Ohio NATS Meeting

October 22, 2022

Baldwin Wallace University

President Beth Cram Porter called the meeting to order

• April 2, 2022 minutes approval

o Minutes stand

VP Sue Wallin

o Thank you to Marc Weagraff for hosting

o Thank you to President Beth Cram Porter

o Most rooms have three judges, please determine the panel chairperson

o One judge should be the timekeeper

o We have vetted all repertoire, so no need to worry about the rep

o No crossed-out songs allowed

o iPads are allowed when using public domain or purchased music

▪ copies are allowed when above is true

o E-board of NATS has removed all gendered language from auditions

o Lower categories, singers have three selections, may sing in any order

o Upper categories, singer chooses first piece, judges choose subsequent pieces

o Attendees may observe if you feel comfortable and there is room in your space

o All selections must begin at the beginning of the piece (so no go to B section and DC of an aria, for example)

o Scoring is from 70-100; we no longer rank

▪ Make sure you’re scoring appropriately for their age

o Make sure your marks on the scoring slides coordinate with your overall score

o Comments based on the best practices included in your packet

o At conclusions of each category, keep all comment sheets within your category; finish scoring one category before you begin the next

o There is no conferring between judges regarding scoring


Secretary-Treasurer Tracy Grady

o Current membership is at 131

o Treasury is healthy


Ohio NATS Governor Alison Acord

o AIMS will be giving scholarships again to winners to upper categories

o Schmidt competition happened last weekend (for HS singers)

o At Miami U, there is a mock audition day Nov 12 – it’s free, but you need to register


NATS IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity, and anti-racism)

▪ There are modules to watch!


Spring Meeting Sat April 1 @ Ohio State, at Andy Blosser’s church

o Dr. Triniece Robinson Martin is our guest


2023 Oct 20-21 Auditions in Athens at Ohio University.


Feb 25, 2023 Great Lakes Auditions


Nominating committee will be formed soon to search for board members


Meeting adjourned by President Beth Cram Porter

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