NATS members Alisa Belflower and Karen Brunssen share the exciting details about the new genres and the Children and Youth Categories that will be available as part of the NATS National Student Audition program. Discover new opportunities for your students to perform for professional adjudication.
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About our guests:
Karen Brunssen, mezzo soprano, Professor of Voice, Co-Chair Department of Music Performance, Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University, Past-President of NATS. Author of The Evolving Singing Voice: Changes Across the Life Span Plural Publishing, Karen has presented for NATS, EVTA, AOTOS, Choral Canada, ACDA, Chorus America, ICVT, IFCM, many colleges, and universities, and has done teaching residencies in Zurich and in England at Cambridge University. She performed in concert, oratorio, and opera in Germany, France, Spain, Mexico, Switzerland, and throughout the United States.
ALISA BELFLOWER joined the Korff School of Music’s faculty and the Carson School of Theatre and Film’s faculty at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 2000. She teaches voice and acting as well as serving as musical director, coach, and/or staging director for UNL productions. Alisa also works as an Associate Producer in Development with the Lied Center for Performing Arts. As an advocate of new works, she directs developmental staged readings with renowned guest composers-in-residence and is a resident stage director in ASCAP’s Midwest New Musical Theatre Workshop. Having presented her research and performed internationally, Alisa is currently in her second term as the West Central NATS Region's Governor and is the NATS National Vice President of Auditions 2022-2024.