The NATS Southern Region is an entity of The National Association of Teachers of Singing. The region comprises more than 200 voice professionals from the states of Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
The region's annual conference is held on the second weekend of November at university campuses located throughout the three states. The event consists of a pre-conference board meeting and dinner; student auditions; recitals and master classes by visiting artists; and a faculty banquet.
41st Southern Region NATS Conference and Auditions
Ouachita Baptist University
November 10-12, 2016
We are pleased to announce that we will have Met tenor, Arnold Rawls, as our guest artist for the region conference this year. He will be accompanied by Michael Borowitz from LSU.
Student Auditions Resources
NEW link added to our Resources page.
2016 NATSAA (NATS Artist Awards Competition) was held at the University of Louisiana at Monroe on March 11th and 12th. The results were:
National Student Auditions
Congratulations to Southern Region representatives on their showing at Nationals.
James Ronald Brothers Distinguished Achievement in Accompanying Award
Each year members of the Southern Region are encouraged to nominate qualified collaborative pianists for the James Ronald Brothers Distinguished Achievement in Accompanying Award. Read more
Southern Region Governor's Award
Each year during the finals of the regional auditions, the current region governor and past region governors assess the performances of the first place winners from classifications seven (junior women) through sixteen (older advanced men) to determine whether an additional recognition should be made for one who “shows the greatest promise of having a professional career” in performance. Read more