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NEW SPANISH song repertoire for you and your students!

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


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28 Italian Songs and Arias

Newly engraved and researched editions of the legendary 24 Italian Songs and Arias plus 4.

 

Why are you attending NATS 52nd National Conference?
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We recently asked our friends on our Facebook page to tell us why they are planning on attending the NATS 52nd National Conference in Orlando, Fla. We couldn't say it better ourselves, so here's what you told us — straight from our page. More

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2nd-graders who created an opera were transformed by it
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In 2001, Kennedy Center and took care of caterpillars, watching them grow. Rodriguez couldn't help seeing the parallels between herself — the daughter of immigrants who spoke little English when she entered kindergarten — and that squirming, rapidly changing creature behind the glass. "I strongly believe that being in the opera helped my confidence a lot," said Rodriguez, who was a performer her year. More

Arts instruction still widely available, but disparities persist
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Rumors of the death of arts education in public schools have been greatly exaggerated, new data suggest. Over the past decade, the availability of music and visual arts instruction has changed little and remains high, according to a comprehensive new federal report. Dance and theater, however, are fast becoming endangered species at the elementary level. More

Audition for solo opportunities with Distinguished Concerts International New York at the NATS 52nd National Conference this summer
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Distinguished Concerts International New York will be holding auditions for their artist series during the NATS 52nd National Conference in Orlando, Fla., this summer. DCINY produces high quality concerts in major, world-class venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Disney Hall and others. More

A fruitful collaboration still yielding Broadway hits
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VideoBrief Since they made their debut in 1971, it's been rare for Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to not have a show on Broadway. But now they're ramping it up with the opening of "Evita" following fast on the heels of "Jesus Christ Superstar." "It's actually just a coincidence as far as I can tell, because the two shows came from totally different sources," Rice says. "And by sheer chance, they've arrived within two or three weeks of each other on Broadway, which is fun." More

Duke marks World Voice Day with events focusing on vocal health, care
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Grammy Award-winning singer Adele made her triumphant return at the awards show earlier this year after surgery to heal damaged vocal cords. But you don't need to be a professional singer with chart-topping hits to suffer the same injury. Staff at the Duke Voice Care Center regularly see teachers, church choir singers, salespeople and others who have the same problem. More

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Emerging Leaders Award winners announced
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NATS has announced the recipients of the NATS Emerging Leader Awards. This grant program is designed to recognize teachers of singing with no more than 10 years of teaching experience. Each national conference year, applications are sought from members who meet the selection criteria. Each awardee receives $750 to defray expenses to attend the NATS 52nd National Conference in Orlando, Fla. More

Ringing up the curtain
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"Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Westside Theatre," began the taped greeting heard just before a performance of the off-Broadway show "Rated P for Parenthood," a musical revue about the highs and lows of reproducing. Boilerplate about the location of the fire exits followed, along with a request to "please turn off your cellphones." More

Register today for the NATS 52nd National Conference
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Please join us for the NATS 52nd 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

Famed fiddler pulls strings for music education
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Mark O'Connor is comfortable with mixing it up. The Grammy-winning violinist — or fiddler, as he prefers — first gained fame as a teenage prodigy, learning at the elbows of Texas fiddler Benny Thomasson and French jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli. He's played with rock groups, blues bands, symphony orchestras and bluegrass artists, jumping from genre to genre with assurance and joy. More

Metropolitan Opera's 'Ring' cycle is under fire
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The Metropolitan Opera is in full "Ring" mode this month as it prepares to launch the complete staging of its new, multi-million dollar production of Wagner's four-part epic, directed by Robert Lepage. No matter where you go in the opera world, a new "Ring" cycle production is bound to provoke heated debate and wildly divergent opinions. New York has proved to be no exception. 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. More


Make Music in Mendocino, California

Find creative discoveries and inspiration June 14 to 23 at the Redwoods Opera Workshop. This exclusive, intensive program is open to just 15 talented singers.
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 Promoting Your Voice Studio


The 3 most important factors of business success
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While there are many factors that come into play when building a business, the most important ones have nothing to do with innovation, balance sheets, finance or marketing. The most important over arching variable to your success in business is you. More

Do-it-yourself social networks for small business
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Social networking is intrinsic to the way we communicate now, and it's not all about Facebook and Twitter. Many small businesses create their own internal social networks and consider them valuable spaces for communication and sharing. More
 
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