Ohio NATS Membership Meeting

October 31, 2020  

Zoom

 

  • Approval of minutes from last fall 

    • Chad Payton moved to approve

    • Norma Codispoti second

    • All present voted to approve

  • Dates

    • Great Lakes regional auditions will now be held virtually 

      • First weekend of March – specific info to come 

    • Spring Chapter Meeting April 10, 2021 – virtually

      • Teaching trans voices

  • Nominations for board positions 

    • President 

    • VP

    • 4 board positions 

    • There will be a nominating committee formed

    • If you’d like to submit someone for nomination, reach out to committee once it’s formed

  • Tracy Grady 

    • Membership is currently at 151 – on par for where we typically are

    • Treasury is at about $9300

  • Norma Codispoti: NATS Foundation

    • Funds 

      • NATSAA 

      • Interns

      • Emerging Leaders award

    • You can make an individual contribution when you renew your membership, or just by going to nats.org 

    • Tracy moved to donate $200 

      • Alison Acord second

      • All present approved 

  • Alison Acord: AIMS Scholarships

    • Will continue to give $2500 scholarships to upper level winners 

  • Service to NATS, except highest levels, is purely voluntary

    • Ohio Honors Its Own (OHIO Award) has been established by our board to honor extraordinary service to our chapter

    • Congratulations to Stephanie Henkle as the inaugural recipient of this award 

  • Beth Cram Porter, our VP and Auditions Coordinator

    • 186 singers entered this year

    • You’ve gotten attachments – they are on the Ohio NATS website

    • Nov 2-11 is judging period (the earlier the better, please!)

    • Please watch each video in its entirety 

    • Rep has been vetted and everything in compliance 

    • Each video has been checked to make sure links work 

    • All judges are equal! 

    • It’s ok to judge a colleague’s student

    • You will be able to view your judging schedule through the NATS website

      • Click your email at the top of the nats.org to take you to your member page

      • Click to go to auditionware 

      • View adjudicator schedule

      • Will take you to your list of singers 

      • Please watch videos to the end! 

      • There is an 18m video created by the national office – please watch this before you judge! 

      • Click on “add” to enter your comments 

        • Will show you the comment sheet you are familiar with! 

      • You can click and drag the blue box for the scoring 

      • Comments in boxes

      • THERE ARE NO RANKINGS from judges, but the SCORES will automatically rank students in the category

      • You can adjust score and comments by going back to edit 

        • SUBMIT equals SAVE, and can be changed 

      • You can access your students’ comments sheets in your member homepage and click on My Account (pdf); students will not have access until you distribute directly to them 

      • Winners checks and certificates will be mailed to teachers

        • If you need to update your address, please do so ASAP! 

        • We will send to your “Shipping Address” 

      • Ohionats.org gives you judging info 

    • Results will post at 6:30pm on ohionats.org, Nov 14

    • Winners’ recital posted on Nov 14 @ 7:00 – there will be a google file for you to vote for the Miller award 

    • We did not combine categories this year 

      • Categories with 3-4 entrants will have only first and second place

      • Categories with 5+ will have all three places, 4th with 8+ singers

    • Beth will send out a spreadsheet of who is judging what 

    • You might be judging more than one category 

  • Linda Snyder

    • Univ. Dayton was going to host 2020 intern program – is now happening end of May 2021

      • Thank you to our member hosts!

      • Perhaps some of the events will be streamed – more to come on that 

      • There is another intern program at Georgia Southern University around the same time – they are still accepting applications 

    • National: Carol Blankenship is our president! 

      • Dues renewal time! 

      • Giving time!

      • There is a COVID – related resource page 

      • Winter workshop

      • NATS Chats

      • YouTube channel: official nats

      • FB Page

      • National category: Negro Spiritual, has been added

      • December 1 is giving Tuesday, if you would be interested; there is a matching challenge!! 

  • Meeting adjourned by President Tim Culver