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NATS intern program application requirements 2012
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An applicant must be a member of NATS in good standing with no more than five years of full-time teaching or the part-time equivalent. Working as a graduate teaching assistant does not count towards the five-year limit. Holding a master's degree or higher is preferable but not required. More

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ABCs of voice degrees
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A young singer exploring college voice degrees will find a veritable alphabet soup of degree options including BM, BA, BME, BFA and BMT. Knowing the differences can help a high school singer choose the right degree for his or her career path. More

Finding a local business partner to support the arts
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The arts have always been a reflection of community — creating from the cultural fiber of their environment and serving as the original grassroots marketers. This connection between community and the artist has been the key to building support. In the technical terms of marketing professionals, artists create brand loyalty and businesses have started to recognize the value of partnering with the arts to reach their loyal customer base. More

Pedagogic pears: Exploring vocal resonance
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In voice pedagogy circles, the term "pear-shaped tone" has fallen into disuse. Popular in the 19th and 20th centuries, the phrase describes a tone that is full, clear, warm and resonant. The pear-shaped tone was the industry standard in both the teaching and performance of most Western European vocal music. More

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Why are people shy about singing in public?
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'Tis the season of mince pies, mulled wine and merry sing-a-longs. But while some people may have no problem belting out "Hark the Herald Angels Sing", many more are only comfortable silently mouthing the words to "Silent Night". More

Lusty libertine meets austere Italy at La Scala open
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Opera's most famously reckless and doomed libertine opens the season at Milan's opulent La Scala theater on only weeks after flamboyant former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi exited the political stage pursued by scandal. The first night at La Scala is not only the top calendar event for opera lovers. Politicians, members of the government and high-profile businessmen are regular guests of the theater's chandeliered rooms More

A 2011 NATS intern's perspective
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As written by Sean McCarther, "This June, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire hosted the 2011 NATS Summer Internship. The internship seeks to help young teachers of singing improve their studio teaching skills by pairing them with experienced and recognized master teachers of voice." More

'Once' and again: A love story gets a second life
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"Once", the much-loved 2007 Irish indie, was kind of the little movie musical that could. Made on a shoestring budget, it starred songwriters Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova as thinly veiled versions of themselves, and it was as much about the love of making music as it was about the budding but unfulfilled love between the two central characters. More

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15 tips for mastering networking, email and productivity
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Running a business is hard. No matter what your focus is, there are some common business issues you're going to run into. Like having to network and build relationships. And deal with email or having so much work on your plate that you're ready to explode. And when it all goes wrong, you scream at the top of your lungs and don't know what to do. More

3 simple words that will help you build your 2012 marketing plan
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You know the drill. Despite the hustle and bustle of the holidays, you know you need to think about what you need to do to be successful in 2012. More

White House outlines small-business outreach
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In its latest executive action, the White House announced new steps to spur start-up businesses and help them access $2 billion in resources. The U.S. Small Business Administration said it would move forward with a previously announced effort to launch a $1 billion fund to provide matching capital to early-stage small businesses. The project, called "Startup America," is aimed at harnessing innovation and entrepreneurship by leveraging private-sector investment. More
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