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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

Elisabeth Howard

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National Music Theater Competition entry deadline March 1 — register now
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The first nationwide competition for music theater soloists, the National Music Theater Competition, has announced the opening of online applications through digital audition management sponsor, ArtsApp. Sponsored by the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the National Music Theater Competition is open to performers ages 20-28 by the application deadline of March 1. More

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Singing 'rewires' damaged brain
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Teaching stroke patients to sing "rewires" their brains, helping them recover their speech, say scientists. By singing, patients use a different area of the brain from the area involved in speech. If a person's "speech center" is damaged by a stroke, they can learn to use their "singing center" instead. More

Join the NATS team — job opportunities available
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Do you know a person who you think would be a great addition to the NATS staff team? NATS has two job openings for full-time positions. Download the complete job description and share it with colleagues, former students and others you know who you think would be perfect for this job. Applications are being accepted now. 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.
Improved Laminated Vowels Poster from Vocal Ease Studio Supplies

The Improved Vowels poster now has enlarged figures and print to facilitate easy reading ~ a must for the vocal studio and choral room. Best deal is the 7-piece Teacher Poster Package! Coupons: VESSFREE = free shipping; VESSNATS2 = free gift w/ $25 purchase

Charles Anthony, Met record-holder, dies at 82
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Character singer Charles Anthony, who set the record for most appearances at the Metropolitan Opera — 2,928 — during a career that spanned from 1954 to 2010, has passed away. He was 82. Anthony, a tenor, died at his home in Tampa, Fla., from kidney failure following a long illness, Met spokesman Peter Clark said. More

Obama's budget request for the NEA: The fine print
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The Obama administration has released their fourth budget request covering all federal agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts. We learned that President Barack Obama is proposing an increase of $8 million for the NEA, which was a very positive start. In the past two years, NEA funding has dropped almost $22 million and has yet to recover from the enormous cuts from its high of $176 million in 1992. More

NATS 52nd National Conference Registration opens online
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The National Association of Teachers of Singing 52nd National Conference is quickly approaching, and now is the time to mark your calendars and register online to attend this exciting event that will include exceptional programming appealing to all voice professionals. Renew old friendships, make new acquaintances, enjoy informative and educational sessions, relax and have some fun in Orlando, Fla. The event will be located at and hosted by the beautiful Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, June 29–July 3. More

Love: A timeless inspiration for singers and songwriters
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In his 2008 book "The World in Six Songs," Daniel Levitin argues that music isn't a mere pastime, but a deeply rooted activity that paved the way for more complex human behaviors such as language, large-scale cooperation and the passing down of important information from one generation to the next. There are six types of songs that do all that, Levitin posits: songs of friendship, joy, comfort, knowledge, religion and love. More

Anatomy of a tearjerker
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Adele received three of her six Grammy nominations for her rollicking hit "Rolling in the Deep." But it's her ballad "Someone Like You" that has risen to near-iconic status recently, due in large part to its uncanny power to elicit tears and chills from listeners. The song is so famously sob-inducing that "Saturday Night Live" recently ran a skit in which a group of co-workers play the tune so they can all have a good cry together. More

Jane Eaglen to conduct voice master class at NATS 52nd National Conference
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The National Association of Teachers of Singing is privileged to announce that the Featured Opening Session Master Class at its 52nd National Conference will be presented by Jane Eaglen. Four young, professional singers will be selected to perform operatic arias or song literature and receive instruction from Eaglen on June 29 at 2:30 p.m. in the Oceans Ballroom at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld Resort. More

 Promoting Your Voice Studio

The number 1 lesson for excellent marketing results
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As written by Steve Sipress, "Just a few years ago, I was a frustrated small business owner providing a top-notch service but struggling to find new clients and grow my business. That's when I discovered that marketing is the most important role any small business owner could possibly have, and I decided to become a serious student and practitioner of direct response marketing." More

5 reasons SMBs need content marketing
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We're all hearing a lot of talk right now about content marketing. We've already told you why you shouldn't fear it and even offered up some content marketing ideas to help get you started. However, you still may be asking yourself, what's the point? What does content marketing mean and why is it so important to your business? The goal of content marketing is to create informative content that is designed to, over time, convert customers and to keep previous customers loyal to your brand. More

10 ways to build a brand for your small business
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Branding is just as important for small businesses as it is for big names. Indeed, many corporate brands are trying to look more like small firms in order to appeal to consumers that prefer to support independent brands. Dan Einzg knows all about branding and here he shares his knowledge to help you develop your own brand identity. More
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