Who we are
The San Diego Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) is an organization serving members of NATS who reside in San Diego County and surrounding counties.
As a group, we encourage the highest standards of vocal arts and of ethical principals in the teaching of singing; and to promote vocal education and research at all levels both for the enrichment of the general public and for the professional advancement of the talented.
Why join NATS San Diego
It is exciting to have San Diego NATS staying up with the times and the tune of what matters to make a living and express one's self through singing on every level. Whether you sing professionally, for music therapy or for recreation...this is an exciting time all reflected in the diversity of who we are as vocal teachers. If you are a singing teacher you care, but what you learn in NATS is you're not alone!
As a member, you'll gain access to valuable opportunities, including:
Being open and inclusive fosters confidence, humility and creativity. Working together makes for a stronger and more thoughtful community. Come play with us!
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Business Series: What is SEO anyways?
Recognizing that as private voice teachers, our NATS SD members are small business owners, we wanted to offer a series of videos focused on ways to maximize our marketing and attract new students.
Passing of San Diego NATS member Carolyn Terpstra
Carolyn’s church jobs included Foothills UMC, Northminster Presbyterian, First United Methodist Church of Chula Vista and Chula Vista Presbyterian. She was more than a choir director - she was a Minister of Music. She led sanctuary choir, small advanced groups, handbells and children’s choir. Carolyn also directed and produced more than 25 Pops Concerts and 5 summer musicals over the years. She also started a well-respected Concert Series at FUMCCV which continues to this day. Additionally, she led choirs on choral missions to Europe and Canada and choral festivals locally and in Vermont.
She taught at San Diego City College for over 10 years and led the school’s MasterSingers in concerts, community performances and trips to Canada and Europe. She also taught private students, some of whom went on to great musical experiences and accomplishments.
Her professional associations included NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), serving as a board member and much sought-after adjudicator and clinician for many years. She was also an active member of AGO (American Guild of Organists).
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