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105 | National Association of Teachers of Singing: Interview with Allen Henderson

December 6, 2019

With over 7000 members, the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) is the largest professional organization for the voice professional. Today on the podcast, we are talking to Allen Henderson, the current executive director of NATS, about the (local, regional, national AND international) opportunities in networking and continuing education that the organization offers its diverse membership. Allen also gives us a sneak peek of some of the events at the upcoming Knoxville convention in 2020.

Warm-up of the Week: Allen a big advocate of SOVT straw exercises. Download his Uses of the Straw resources sheet.

My Music Staff Minute: Setting goals for your teaching studio.

Links mentioned in this podcast:

NATS Live Learning Center https://nats.sclivelearningcenter.com/MVSite/default.aspx

NATS Membership https://www.nats.org/nats-membership.html

NATS National Conference https://www.nats.org/Knoxville

About our Guest


Versatile artist, teacher, arts administrator, and baritone Allen Henderson is currently Executive Director of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), the world’s largest professional association of voice teachers, supervising a talented staff in promoting continuing education for voice teachers; publishing a recognized scholarly journal, Journal of Singing; and promoting voice education among a wide array of constituencies, from recreational singers to voice educators and medical doctors. In this position he also serves as administrator for the International Congress of Voice Teachers held every four years at locations around the world. He is also Professor of Music at Georgia Southern University where he teaches voice and foreign language diction. He holds degrees from Carson Newman College (BM) where he was the outstanding graduate in music, The University of Tennessee (MM), and the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati (DMA) where his minor was in Arts Administration and he was winner of the Corbett-Treigle Opera Competition. As baritone soloist, Dr. Henderson has appeared in concert, opera, and oratorio with opera companies and symphonies around the US. As an author and creator, Henderson conceived of and is executive editor of the “So You Want to Sing…” series published by Rowman and Littlefield.