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Why Join NATS?

LET'S GET ASSOCIATED! By joining the National Association of Teachers of Singing, you become part of the largest organization of teachers of singing in the world, with 7,000+ members in more than 35 countries. Whether working in independent studios, community schools, elementary and secondary schools, or higher education, NATS members represent the diversity of today’s music landscape, teaching in all vocal styles.

Learn and grow as a teacher of singing!

Professional development

Journal of Singing

Employment Opportunities

Student Auditions

National Competitions

Support for Young Teachers and Collaborative Pianists


Online Webinars and Social Media


The qualifications for each NATS membership are listed below, but please visit for more details and to apply for membership.

Membership Type Qualifications
Full Teachers, Coaches, Choral Directors, and Collaborative Pianists who:

  • Are at least 25 years of age
  • Work with 6 or more individual singing or collaborative pianist students per week

  • Meet one of the following:

  • Advanced Degree in a related field with 2+ years teaching -or-
  • Undergraduate Degree in a related field followed by 3+ years teaching -or-
  • 4 years of 1-on-1 study followed by 5+ years teaching
  • Associate Beginning Teachers, Coaches, Choral Directors, and Collaborative Pianists who are at least 22 years of age. Non-Teaching Professional Singers are also welcome at the associate level.
    Affiliate Individuals, Institutions, or Businesses related to teaching of singing.
    Student Students pursuing a career in singing, teaching singing, or collaborative piano, who are enrolled full-time in undergraduate or advanced university studies.