About NATS and Our Chapter

What is NATS?

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) 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, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom, with the number of countries growing every year.

Mission Statement

To encourage the highest standards of the vocal art and of ethical principles 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.

Fore more information, please visit: www.nats.org


NATS Victoria – Directors 2020


Yanik Giroux                         Gwendolyn Carnell               Joanne Hounsell

Treasurer                               Secretary                                  President

Kim Greenwood

Member At Large

NATS – District & Regional Governors

British Columbia District Governor: Catherine Laub

Northwestern Regional Governor: Marieke Schuurs