Kelly Holst, Governor
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. The Oklahoma District of NATS serves the NATS members who live or teach voice in the state of Oklahoma and is a part of the Texoma Region.
Registration for 2017 Oklahoma NATS conference and student auditions is now closed
Registration for the 2017 Oklahoma NATS conference and student auditions at Mid-America Christian University is now closed. This year, both musical theater and classical categories will take place on the same day - April 8. Please note that members will be allowed to enter 8 students total across all categories, except for the Adult and Youth divisions which are allowed unlimited entry. Pianists will be allowed to play for 10 students total. Register for the conference.
Welcome to Kelly Holst, our new Oklahoma NATS governor!
Dr. Kelly Holst is the new governor of Oklahoma NATS. Dr. Holst is an associate professor of voice at Oklahoma City University and has taught in Oklahoma since 2012. For more information on Dr. Holst, please check out her bio. Please thank our departing governor, April Golliver-Mohiuddin!
Major Changes in Audition Rules for NATS Student Auditions
The national office recently standardized the student audition regulations for all districts and regions. These rules supersede the rules for the student musical theatre auditions approved at the 2015 Oklahoma district NATS conference.
Please review the changes at the national NATS student audition resource page. Click on "Regulations" to see the complete rules.
2017 NATS Conferences
Take part in your district and region's annual conference and student auditions! The Oklahoma District meets annually in the spring while the Texoma Region holds their annual conference in the fall.
- Oklahoma District Conference: April 8, 2017, Mid-America Christian University, Oklahoma City, OK
- Texoma Regional Conference: November 8-11, 2017, Texas A&M University - Commerce, Texas
Regional and National NATS
The Texoma Region and the national office of NATS offer NATS members and their students a wide variety of resources, including fellowships, awards, competitions, and performance and research opportunities. For more information, on these opportunities, visit the region and national websites.
- Registration for Spring Oklahoma NATS conference and student audtions closed
- Welcome to our new Oklahoma NATS governor, Kelly Holst!
- Major changes to student audition rules
- Oklahoma NATS Musical Theater auditions approved for 2016
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