The Northwest Region of NATS is part of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members in the United States, Canada, and nearly 30 other countries. Internationally, NATS is represented in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom, with the number of countries growing every year.
With its rich tradition of voice and choral excellence, close proximity to the region’s top opera and choral performance organizations and committed, engaged faculty, the University of Washington School of Music remains a top choice for serious students of voice and choral activities.
Sponsor Disclosure Statement: We appreciate and value the conference sponsors as noted here. Sponsorship is for the sole purpose of providing financial or in-kind support for this conference. The conference sponsorship does not imply endorsement of any persons or products. Relevant sponsor information will be available in the refreshment and break area, but will not be permitted in the instructional spaces for this conference.
The Northwest Voice Conference would like to thank our sponsors for their generous support of "The Art & Science of the Performing Voice"
The top-ranked University of Washington Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences is committed to the science of communication. We are part of the Natural Sciences division of the College of Arts and Sciences. Our research and our courses address the fundamental aspects of communication—hearing, speech, and language—as well as the causes and treatment of disorders such as childhood speech sound disorders, aphasia, stuttering, voice disorders, and hearing loss. We operate the UW Speech and Hearing Clinic, a clinical training and research facility that is integral to our department and serves those affected by communication disorders within our community.
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