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Register now for 52nd NATS National Conference in Florida — Early registration deadline is April 1
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Please join us for the 52nd NATS National Conference in Orlando, Fla. Our special guest artist recital and featured master class will be presented by world renowned baritone Nathan Gunn and pianist Julie Gunn. Register now and let's meet in Orlando to celebrate the art of singing, network, increase our collective knowledge and catch up with old friends. We look forward to seeing you there. More

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Classical music affects heart transplants
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Classical music is good for the soul and maybe the heart too. Mice with heart transplants survived twice as long if they listened to classical music rather than pop music after their operation. Masateru Uchiyama of Juntendo University Hospital in Tokyo gave mice heart transplants from an unrelated donor which were therefore expected to be rejected. For a week following the operation, the mice continuously listened to Verdi's opera "La Traviata," a selection of Mozart concertos, music by Enya or a range of single monotones. More

'Great music needs no apology'
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"There's no denying that the music of great masters of the past makes demands upon listeners," organist Paul Jacobs says. "However, today classical musicians constantly apologize for these demands in an effort to be listener-friendly. But great music needs no apology." We are conversing after his weekly organ class at the Juilliard School, where he chairs the organ department. It's a position the 35-year-old musician has held since 2004 — having been one of the youngest appointees in Juilliard's history when he joined the faculty the previous year. More

6 degrees of innovation
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In 2012, with every 20th century mode of public expression writing its living will, you might not expect the Broadway musical to have much to teach us about creativity in a networked world. Social scientists Brian Uzzi and Jarrett Spiro say differently, and their research — thanks to its featured billing in Jonah Lehrer's New Yorker essay on brainstorming and his best-selling book "Imagine: How Creativity Works" — has now been cited everywhere as a window into the mysterious world of collaboration. More

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Majority of Metropolitan Opera audition finalists study with NATS members
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There were many proud NATS members recently as a number of their students were finalists and winners in the recent auditions. As of the publication date of this article, these are the known NATS connections among seven of the nine finalists. Please send any additional NATS connections to and they will be added to this article. More

Improbable research: The highs and lows of the musical eyebrow
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When singers sing high notes, their eyebrows go higher than when they sing low notes. While that may not be an absolute physiological rule, a team of Danish and American researchers discovered that it happens pretty consistently. They lay out the evidence, and explain what it may mean, in a study called "Facial Expression and Vocal Pitch Height: Evidence of an Intermodal Association," published in 2009 in the journal Empirical Musicology Review. More

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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

Music training has biological impact on aging process
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Age-related delays in neural timing are not inevitable and can be avoided or offset with musical training, according to a new study from Northwestern University. The study is the first to provide biological evidence that lifelong musical experience has an impact on the aging process. Measuring the automatic brain responses of younger and older musicians and nonmusicians to speech sounds, researchers in the Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory discovered that older musicians had a distinct neural timing advantage. More

Opera competitions: How do judges judge?
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As this post was written, nine young singers are preparing for one of the most important days of their careers. They are the finalists in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, one of the world's most important vocal competitions. These nine (two sopranos, one mezzo-soprano, one countertenor, two tenors, two baritones, one bass-baritone) are the last of almost 1500 participants in this year's auditions. More

Icon Florence Henderson to appear at NATS 52nd National Conference
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Florence Henderson, beloved star of the long-running television series "The Brady Bunch," will be receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from National Association of Teachers of Singing at the NATS 52nd National Conference in Orlando, Fla. Henderson will be the featured speaker at the gala banquet to be held on July 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Oceans Ballroom at Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, where she will be honored with the first Lifetime Achievement Award ever presented by National Association of Teachers of Singing. More

 Promoting Your Voice Studio

The 2-minute move that will elevate your personal brand
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When it comes to building your own personal brand, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn get all our digital love. However, for the majority of business professionals, the hundreds of people you're emailing day in and day out make up the most important social network you have. Tools like Smartr help personalize the inbox experience — assigning photos, titles and email history to names. Tout offers you the tools and templates you need to track and schedule your messages. What's missing for most people in this day-to-day email equation is a helpful and memorable email signature. More

What you get when you invest in content marketing
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As written by Gary Pedersen, "As a CFO, my day is spent dealing with hard numbers. I ask the toughest questions: Is it worth the money? Why? Many small businesses struggle with making the most of their precious marketing dollars. With marketing and public relations, it's not so easy to measure return on investment, especially when it comes to something like content marketing — which many organizations are now using in addition to more traditional marketing efforts." More
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