Calling all Eastern Region Members!

NATS National is sponsoring a first ever Transatlantic Pedagogy Trip to German June 7-18, 2019 in honor of our 75th Anniversary as an Association. Please consider going on the trip and/or submitting a presentation for consideration to be given in Germany. Participants chosen to present will be able to share their pedagogy with international colleagues. Please plan early and ask for support from your institutions.

All information about the trip and the "call for presentations” can be found here:

2018–19 NATS Eastern Region Conference Registration Now Open!

Registration for the 2019 Eastern Region Conference and Student Auditions is now open! The upcoming conference is scheduled for March 15-17, at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY.  We hope you’re making plans to join us for what will be an amazing weekend of singing, learning, and networking with colleagues from around the region.  Our site coordinators, Mario Martinez and Katie Hannigan, have assembled a stellar lineup of workshops for the conference.  Our featured clinicians are Matthew Edwards and Katherine Cowdrick.

Registration for the student auditions is open until Monday, February 18.  After that day, you will still be able to register as a teacher, but you will no longer be able to register students or alter repertoire information.

Note:  Be sure your national membership dues are paid and up-to-date.  You can do so through

To access the auditions website:

  • Visit
  • Log in with your NATS credentials.
  • In “Member Home”, click on NATS Auditions Registration.  Once you’re taken to the auditions website, make sure you’ve chosen “Eastern Region”, not your local chapter.

Within the auditions website, you’ll be able to:

  • Find detailed instructions about how to use the website in a document called “Accessing the NATS Auditions Registration System”.
  • Register your students.  Students are NOT permitted to access the system.  Please do not give out your login credentials and let your students have access.  You, as the teacher and NATS member, are the only one who can register your students.
  • Find all documents related to the conference such as the full registration packet, lodging information, worksheets to help you during the registration process, and all documents outlining the repertoire requirements and terminology used.
  • Review the NATS copyright policy.  Be sure your students and accompanists are familiar with and adhere to this policy to avoid problems or disqualifications at the auditions.

Reminder:  Any teacher entering students in the auditions is expected to judge all 3 days of the competition.  Please make plans accordingly.

As we get closer to the conference date, you will receive periodic information such as master class applications, dinner meeting details, and reminders.  Make sure these emails are headed to your inbox and not your spam folder!

We hope to see you at the conference!

All the best,
Lori McCann, Eastern Region Governor
Debra Field, Auditions Chair
Stephen Ng, Auditions Assistant

Master Class Applications

Dear Members,

Please have any of your students who are interested in singing in one of our two master classes fill out and return the appropriate form below. Friday night is the Musical Theater and CCM styles Master Class with Matthew Edwards, and Saturday night is the classical master class with Kathryn Cowdrick from Eastman School of Music.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, Feb. 25.

Master Class with Robert McIver at the Eastern Region NATS Conference and Student Auditions
West Chester University, March 9-11, 2018

View masterclass videos with Robert McIver: