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Idaho State voice department establishes National Association of Teachers of Singing chapter

September 24, 2020

POCATELLO — Last month, voice faculty from Idaho State University hosted the first Zoom meeting for the newly chartered Southeast Idaho chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). 

The group welcomed voice teachers from Ammon, Blackfoot, Burley, Idaho Falls, Pocatello and Rexburg.

NATS offers its members opportunities for student auditions, teacher development and a supportive community for singers and teachers of singing. 

This year, the Southeast Idaho chapter will provide an opportunity for teachers to have their students participate in online student auditions hosted by the NATS Inland Empire District chapter at Washington State University. The Southeast Idaho chapter will host live auditions at Idaho State University in 2021-2022 and at BYU-Idaho in 2022-2023.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the NATS Southeast Idaho chapter, please contact any one of the following members of the chapter’s governing body; Geoffrey Friedley, president/treasurer (friegeof@isu.edu); David Olsen, vice president (olsenda@byui.edu); or Diana Livingston Friedley, Secretary and Idaho District Governor (lividian@isu.edu).

NATS was founded in 1944 and is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members in the United States, Canada and more than 35 other countries.

Whether working in independent studios, community schools, elementary and secondary schools or higher education, NATS members represent the diversity of today’s music landscape, teaching in all vocal styles. The mission of NATS is to advance excellence in singing through teaching, performance, scholarship and research.



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