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“Choral-ing” (Educational news from Chorus America, OMEA, NATS, and other professional choral resources)

National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc.

To advance excellence in singing through teaching, performance, scholarship, and research.

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members in the United States, Canada, and more than 35 other 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.

Chorus America

Chorus America empowers singing ensembles to create vibrant communities and effect meaningful change by offering services that promote artistic achievement, organizational strength, and advocacy.

Chorus America is the advocacy, research, and leadership development organization that advances the choral field. We support and serve choral conductors, administrators, board members, and singers with tools, training, peer networking, and access so that choruses are better able to contribute
to their communities.

Oregon Music Education Association

Oregon Music Education Association promotes excellence in music education and serves the professional needs of its members.

Oregon Music Educators Association is a non-profit 501c3 organization comprised of approximately 900 members who are dedicated to the music education of Oregonians of all ages. The majority of our members teach in K-12 school,
colleges, and universities.

Oregon American Choral Directors Association

The American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit professional organization whose central purpose is to promote excellence in choral music through performance, composition, publication, research, and teaching.

ACDA strives to elevate choral music’s position in American society through arts advocacy. The ACDA provides many high-quality publications, conventions, festivals, clinics, workshops, and the opportunity to network within the choral community. ACDA is divided into seven geographic divisions as well as fifty state chapters, each with its own board of directors, conventions, newsletters, festivals, clinics, and workshops. Whether at the state, division or national level, the association is structured so that its members can easily involve themselves in the organization’s activities and will have access to a network of choral directors at each level. The leadership of the Association, elected and appointed, is drawn from within the ranks of the members
and come from every state.