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National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) records

 Collection 0122-SCPA
The National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) was established in 1944 as an educational and collaborative resource for the profession. Through workshops, conferences, events, and publications such as the Journal of Singing, NATS supports the teaching of singing worldwide. The NATS records contain documents, publications, recordings and memorabilia representing the history of the Association since the idea for the organization came into being in 1943.

Dates

  • 1943-2016
  • Majority of material found within 1944-2006

Use and Access to Collection

The collection is open for research use. Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room during SCPA’s operating hours. Please contact the curator for an appointment or if you have questions related to digital access of the materials.

Extent

28.00 Linear Feet

Scope and Content of Collection

The NATS records contain documents, publications, recordings and memorabilia representing the history of the Association since the idea for the organization came into being in 1943.

Administrative History

The National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) was established in 1944 as an educational and collaborative resource for the profession. Through workshops, conferences, events, and publications such as the Journal of Singing, NATS supports the teaching of singing worldwide. The organization came into being in 1944 as an offshoot of the Music Teachers National Association. NATS organizes the NATS Artist Awards (NATSAA) competition, sponsors Student Auditions and workshops, publishes the Journal of Singing, and provides semiannual conferences for its membership.

Arrangement

The NATS records are arranged into 10 record groups:
  1. Board of Directors
  2. Membership
  3. Bylaws
  4. NATS Foundation
  5. Regions
  6. Conferences and conventions
  7. Publications
  8. Recordings
  9. Committees and programs
  10. Memorabilia

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Transferred from NATS in 2000, with periodic accessions.

Related Material

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.
Title
National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) records
Status
Completed
Author
Amanda May
Date
February 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

Contact:
University of Maryland Libraries
8270 Alumni Drive
College Park MD 20742 United States