2014 National Conference in Boston:
Darell Haynes, semi-finalist at Boston Conference,
Donald Simonson and Anson Woolin, finalist for the Natinal Music Theater Competition
Timothy Schmidt, Ann Cravero, Anne Marie Daehn, and Jonathan Struve all did poster presentations in Boston.
CRNATS at the Gala
(see more pictures in the Photo Gallery)
Congratulations to all the participants of the Missouri District, Iowa Chapter, and Illnois District NATS Student Auditions. Next stop is the 2014 Central Region NATS On-Line Student Auditions registration that is open November 10 - December 9, 2014.
Thomas Hampson attends Stella Roden, Rita Resch, and Judith Carman's breakout session in Boston. Click here to read more.
2014 Central Region Student Auditions via You-Tube
It is an honor to work with all of you as the NATS Central Region Governor.
It is time for new vibrancy in our Region at the Chapter, District, and Region levels as we anticipate the 2015 Central Region Student Conference and Auditions at Olivet Nazarene College in Bourbonnais, Il November 12 – 14, 2015, and the NATS 54th National Conference in Chicago, IL July 8 - 12, 2016!
The 2015 Central Region Student Conference and Auditions will include additional opportunities to enhance and inform pedagogy for us and our students:
Recently, at the Chicago Chapter NATS Student Auditions I shared the names of fellow members who have published books, recorded CD’s, sung concerts, and done presentations for other NATS Chapters, Districts, and Regions. It is an impressive amount of creative activity. A renewed sense of initiative to explore is something we can work toward in our daily work as vocal pedagogues. NATS Chapters, Districts, and Regions are designed to support that exploration. We will work to keep a list of Central Region achievements and “Book Corner” on our website: www.centralregionnats.org. Note the considerable involvement with the Boston conference. I know of at least two books by members of our region that will be published soon. Your noteworthy activities are welcome. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NATS Central Region Governor
Central Region Website www.centralregionnats.org
Bienen School of Music
Treasurer/Past Governor (2006-2010)
Past Region Governor (2010-2012)
Missouri District Governor
NATS Foundation Liaison
Missouri State University School of Music
Iowa District Governor
Des Moines, Iowa
Illinois District Governor
Kathleen van de Graaff
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL
NATS Past President/Advisor to
Central Region Board of Directors
Iowa State University
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Region Auditions Host 2015