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Canciones de España—Songs of 19th Century Spain, vol. 1-3 IPA transcriptions and translations - 83 songs/50 composers

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The Student Singer

A wonderful collection for progressing students featuring 25 songs for classical voice.


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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Arts involvement narrows student achievement gap
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Students from the lower end of the socioeconomic ladder tend to do less well in school than those from more upscale families. But newly published research identifies one subgroup of these youngsters who tend to exceed expectations: those who participate heavily in the arts. More

How communal singing disappeared from American life
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With the crack of baseball bats across the land, the singing season for Americans is about to begin. At ballparks from Saint Louis to San Diego, people will stand during the seventh-inning stretch and belt "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." They will feel the pleasure of singing a bouncy, easy song with thousands of other fans. They will be cheered by the sunny lyrics, even if their team is down. They will lose themselves in a bond stretching around the stadium, a few minutes of carefree unity. More

NATS announces intern program class
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With 41 applicants vying for only a few coveted positions, the selection committee was challenged in selecting members of the NATS Intern Program as they narrowed an excellent field of applicants to twelve interns comprising the class of 2012. The class includes teachers who primarily teach in university settings as well as those whose focus is the independent studio. More

Allegro? Adagio? Who knows? Who cares?
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Good news for classical music lovers: Spotify has just announced the launch of Classify, a new groundbreaking classical music app designed to be the easiest way to browse, discover and listen to classical music over the Internet. Classify is created to be your Spotify home for classical music. More

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It's all about creativity
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Tom Torlakson, the California state superintendent of education, will convene the first of several meetings in Coronado, Calif., to talk about "how the arts and creative education can transform California classrooms." He also plans to produce a new publication called "A Blueprint for Creative Schools." Just as important, the California Legislative Joint Committee on the Arts will hold hearings on SB 789, legislation that will require the governor to develop a creativity index, which in turn would be used to measure creativity in public schools statewide. More

New treatments keep the aging voice spry
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Aging baby boomers have long used exercise, surgery and collagen as they try to slow the natural bodily processes of aging. Now, some are flocking to do the same with something that's usually a dead giveaway: a voice that sounds old. Research shows that older peoples' voices often develop breathiness, weakness and loss of range or quality from causes that include disease, changed use of their voices and the condition called presbylaryngis, also known as "aging of the larynx." More

AP interview: Mezzo says opera tough business
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Vesselina Kasarova's repertoire ranges from Donizetti to Wagner. Critics rave over her voice, and her character depictions are the gold standard for young singers aspiring to opera stardom. Asked recently if she would again become a singer from her present perspective at the top, she shrugged. 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. Instead, contact the principal investigator provided with each listing. More

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Which business blogging strategy is right for you?
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There is a certain orthodoxy floating around the Internet these days that every business website should incorporate a blog. While this is not necessarily true, there are a number of reasons why your business can benefit from a blog. Consider these blogging strategies for some common business blogging goals. More

Strategic thinking: Why most small business owners don't do it enough
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As a business owner or manager, there are basically two ways in which you can spend your time. The first is working within the business. This includes every level of operations, from customer service to sales to production to accounting. The second option is strategic thinking — high level analysis, thought and planning. Examples of strategic thinking include creating a business development plan or developing new systems of production and fulfillment. More
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