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Pre-conference workshops focus on progressive repertoire and music theater auditioning
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Two pre-conference workshops will be held prior to the 52nd NATS National Conference. Selecting Repertoire from a Developmental Perspective will be led by Dr. Christopher Arneson. Are you sick of hearing the same old repertoire in lessons and competitions? More

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Placido Domingo to sing title role in Verdi's 'Nabucco' at London's Royal Opera
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Placido Domingo will sing the title character in Verdi's "Nabucco" for the first time at The Royal Opera next year. The new production will be the fourth new role for Domingo in little more than a year, all baritone parts. The 71-year-old, famous for his decades as a tenor, also is slated to make role debuts in Massenet's "Thais" in March in Spain, Verdi's "I Due Foscari" at Los Angeles in September and Verdi's "La Traviata" at New York's Metropolitan Opera next March. More

Research surveys
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NATS supports many types of voice research. Researchers seek to survey the profession in a variety of ways. NATS is pleased to offer members, students of members and selected partners the opportunity to list links to various surveys being conducted by researchers. Please do not contact the NATS office regarding information on these surveys. More

Earworms: Why that song gets stuck in your head
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VideoBriefChances are, you've fallen victim to earworms — pesky songs or melodies that get stuck in your head and just won't get out. Research suggests that there may be psychological reasons why some songs are more likely to stick, including memory triggers, emotional states and even stress. Some researchers hope to better understand why this happens and figure out what, if anything, music memory can teach psychologists about how to treat patients dealing with memory loss. More

Bound by Broadway: The state of the American musical
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It is no secret that Broadway is the driving engine behind the development of new musical theater, largely because it's one of the only ways a musical can be profitable. When musicals succeed on Broadway, an entire channel of distribution opportunities open up, from tours to licensed productions at regional theaters that have trained their audiences to expect a Broadway brand. More

The Metropolitan Opera anytime — and anywhere — you want it
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The Metropolitan Opera has launched a new version of its on-demand streaming service. Straightforwardly named Met Opera on Demand, it replaces the company's old Met Player streaming service, which according to the Met has had (only) about 20,000 users since it launched three years ago and now has roughly 4,500 subscribers. The biggest news about Met Opera on Demand is that it's available on the go as an iPad app. More

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Classical YouTube gems: Leontyne Price's final 'Aida'
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You go to YouTube for the videos of babies fighting kittens, ordinary people falling down ordinary stairs, remixes of the latest viral meme and more. But you should also be going there for the hundreds of videos and recordings of rare classical music and opera performances, often unavailable anywhere else. More

Charles Hazlewood: Trusting the ensemble
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VideoBriefConductor Charles Hazlewood talks about the role of trust in musical leadership — then shows how it works as he conducts the Scottish Ensemble onstage. He also shares clips from two musical projects: the opera "U-Carmen eKhayelitsha" and the ParaOrchestra. More

Register for the NATS 52nd National Conference — early registration deadline April 1
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The National Association of Teachers of Singing 52nd National Conference is quickly approaching, and now is the time to mark your calendars and register online to attend this exciting event that will include exceptional programming appealing to all voice professionals. Renew old friendships, make new acquaintances, enjoy informative and educational sessions, relax and have some fun in Orlando, Fla. The event will be located at and hosted by the beautiful Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, June 29–July 3. More

Susan Cain: The power of introverts
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VideoBriefSolitude is where creativity and inspiration are often cultivated. This TEDtalk may have implications for you as you seek to encourage a number of your students who need to spend more time in the practice room. More


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 Promoting Your Voice Studio


The golden rules of successful business networking
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Some people just have the habit of giving their business card to anyone they meet in a social gathering. This is not among the most prudent practices. The fact is that you should give your business card to someone only when you have a conversation with the person and that person will be interested to follow up. More

How to build a social media marketing strategy
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Have you ever wished someone would just give you directions for how to go from wanting to leverage social media for your brand to actually leveraging social media for your brand? Do you feel like you know what you hope to accomplish but just don't know how to begin a strategic social media marketing planning process to get you there? More
 
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