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NATSAA application deadline: Nov. 10
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The National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Award (NATSAA) Competition for Singers is known nationally as one of the most prestigious awards for classical vocalists, with over $50,000 in cash and prizes. NATSAA registration opened online at, where more information about the competition is available for download. More

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Vibrating gel may give new voice to aging rockers, throat cancer patients
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Bob Langer may be the last, best hope for aging rockers. Just ask Roger Daltrey, The Who's lead singer. Langer, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientist whose work has created two dozen biotechnology startups, is developing a gel that can vibrate up to 200 times a second — replicating the action of human vocal cords — to rejuvenate the damaged voices of singers such as Daltrey and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, both of whom have contributed funding for the project, along with actress and singer Julie Andrews. More

NATS membership helps new singing students find you
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Did you know that the Teacher Finder and Find A Teacher pages on the NATS website rank second and third in traffic to the NATS home page? With the popularity of singing competitions growing world-wide, there are more budding vocalists than ever looking for singing teachers: In the last month, there have been approximately 25 percent more hits on the NATS Teacher Finder page compared to the same period of time last year. More

Celebrating 44 years of music education uptown on Broadway
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Gloria DeNard was making her rounds, now some 44 years ago, when she heard a simple thing that gave her a life-altering idea. DeNard was a mother of two, a church pianist and leader of the youth choir. She was visiting her charges' homes to tell their parents how they were "behaving or misbehaving, whichever one fit." More

Dr. Jeff Hersh: Vocal cord paralysis has many causes
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Q: My wife had a cold and got laryngitis. The cold got better but her voice did not, even after a couple of weeks. She finally went to the doctor and they think one of her vocal cords is paralyzed. What can cause this? More

Belters' Belts from Vocal Ease Studio Supplies

The Belters' Belt is a handy device to make the student use abdominal/ diaphragmatic breath control.
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Nathan Gunn to headline 2012 NATS National Conference
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NATS is excited to announce that one of the most exciting and in-demand baritones of our time, Nathan Gunn, will present a recital and master class as part of the 52nd National Conference of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, June 29-July 3, 2012 in Orlando, Fla. Gunn will be joined by his longtime collaborator in music and life, Julie Gunn, in recital on July 1 at 8:00 p.m. at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. More

A note of caution for young singers
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She's 23, the hottest singer on the planet and about to have a leading Boston laryngeal surgeon repair the hemorrhaging in her throat that forced her to cancel her North American tour. The good news is that Britain's Adele, the world's number one pop soul sensation, is not, as rumored, suffering from cancer. More

What makes a good stage death?
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Alex Soloski writes, "When I was small, stage deaths used to upset me — even if I reminded myself that actors and characters were not the same, and while one may have expired the other lived on, preparing for the curtain call. But then I grew taller and perhaps more callous. A fake knife shoved under the armpit and the contents of a ketchup-red blood pack ceased to trouble me; I was free to turn my attention to just how awful the conventional run of stage deaths usually are." More

Patti LuPone and Laurie Metcalf to lead David Mamet's 'The Anarchist' on Broadway
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Producers Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel announced that the American premiere of "The Anarchist", the new play about politics, money, religion and sex, written and directed by David Mamet. The production will star two-time Tony Award winner Patti Lupone, who has previously appeared in Mamet's "The Woods", "All Men are Whores", "The Blue Hour", "The Water Engine", "Edmond and The Old Neighborhood", and three-time Emmy Award winner Laurie Metcalf, who was nominated for a 2008 Tony Award for her performance in Mamet's "November". More

It's time for more 'outside the box surrounding the box' thinking
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We spend a lot of time in the arts talking about "thinking outside the box." It's what we do, and it's our catchphrase, more so than in any other profession. More

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8 things you need to know before launching a blog
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Many business owners have launched blogs after attending a conference where an enthusiastic expert tells the dramatic story about how he made thousands of dollars and expanded the reach of his business by blogging. It sounds irresistible. More

Google launches AdWords SMB Partner Program
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Over the past few years, small business owners have made great strides in marketing their businesses online. They've learned to create websites, they've established their Web presence by claiming all their online listings, and they've even gotten involved in social media to better connect with their customers. But one area that small businesses, as a whole, have actively ignored is paid search. And Google would like to change that. More

Using business cards for small business marketing
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Small business owners are often faced with the challenge of marketing their business on a low advertising budget and usually rely heavily on word-of-mouth advertising. Therefore, it's especially important for entrepreneurs and small business owners to use advertising methods that are both effective and affordable. Business cards are without a doubt one of the best choices for advertising a small business, as they can be produced at a low cost and easily distributed. More
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