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Update: 10 October 2017
Update: 7 October 2017
Update: 30 September 2017
Update: 26 September 2017
The Audition & Registrations page has been updated to reflect addition of four new categories for Adults - Music Theater & Classical. Additionally, high school categories may be divided into upper & lower categories, depending on registration.
The Summer Program Auditions page has been updated to reflect the link for registration: https://www.auditionware.com/central/spa.php and the due date of October 20.
Update: 18 September 2017
Conference registration opens today, with a goal time of 5 pm.
Update: 7 September 2017
Registration packets were mailed to teachers in the region on September 6.
Conference and Audition Registration OPENS Monday, September 18, and CLOSES Monday, October 16.
Update: August 31, 2017
Three hotels are holding a limited number of rooms at a special NATS rate until October 1.
Hampton Inn - NATS Rate: $109
815.748.4323 - 663 S. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb, IL 60115
Red Roof Inn & Suites (3 blocks from Music Building) - NATS Rate: $69.99
815.758.8661 - 1212 West Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, IL 60115
University Inn Holmes Student Union (on campus) - NATS Rate: $79.00 plus tax
815.753.6389 - 340 Carroll Ave., DeKalb, IL 60115
Update: August 17, 2017
2017 Central Region NATS Presentations
“A sound investment: Using instrumental models to illustrate vocal physiology” - Julia Bentley
“Staying on Track: Vocal Points Tracker, a Voice Budgeting Tool” - Theresa Brancaccio
“24 Italian Songs for the 21st Century: New Editions of Previously Unknown Works” - Dr. William Hudson
“’New’ Rossini Songs & Ensembles: A Sneak Peek at the Forthcoming Critical Edition” - Elizabeth Parker with the Fourth Coast Ensemble
“The mélodies of Cécile Chaminade: Hidden Treasures for Vocal Performance and Pedagogy” - Dr. Robin Smith
“Crossing the Genres: A Classical Singer’s Guide to Jazz” - Sarah Wigley Johnson
Update: August 10, 2017
The conference registration fee has been established at $40. Additional registration details will be available in September.
The conference includes Regional qualifying rounds for the National Student Auditions, the Regional NATSAA competition, student poster sessions, a topical breakfast for teachers, and presentations by six teachers within the region.