You Are Invited to Attend a Special Lecture
Sound Health: Music and the Mind
Hear renowned soprano…
Renée Fleming to speak about the role music plays in understanding the brain and its evolving role in therapy.
University of Mary Washington’s Dodd Auditorium
Monday, September 25, 2017, 4-5:00 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public
For more information or to purchase tickets to her performance with the UMW Philharmonic on Tuesday, Sept 26, call 540/654-1324 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
(from left) Lucy Hoyt, Margaret McNulty, Cara Transtrom, Lara Jacobson & Pamela Beasley
Several members of VANATS had a great time at the Boulder Colorado National NATS workshop! Congratulations to the following student winners:
Category 2 – High School Music Theater Men
2nd Place (tie): Parker Waters, Mid-Atlantic Region, student of Nancy MacArthur Smith
(from left) Isaac Dowdle, Frank Sullivan, and Parker Waters
Category 7 – Lower College/Ind. Studio Women
1st Place: Cecelia McKinley, Mid-Atlantic Region, student of Carrie Stevens
(from left) Anna Lee, Cecelia McKinley, and Caroline Stanczyk
What exciting news for our Region!!!!!
Forty (40) of our region’s singers have qualified for the Semi-Final Round of the National Student Auditions to be held in Boulder, CO in July! We have the largest representation of all NATS Regions J. I’m blowing our corporate HORN J. Please put the word out on your District websites, Facebook pages, Twitter Feeds, perhaps even naming the winners from your Districts. The full list is found here: https://www.nats.org/cgi/page.cgi/_article.html/What_s_New/Semifinalists_Announced_for_2017_National_Student_Auditions
If you are planning on submitting your video for the National Auditions check out our competitions page just in case you didn’t receive an email. The April 23 deadline is a hard deadline so don’t delay! Good luck to all of you!
Dear VANATS teachers,
I am sure you remember our wonderful Music Theatre clinician from our Spring Adjudications, Damian Perkins. I am excited to tell you all that he is coming back to Richmond this summer to do one of his Broadway Master Clinic Camps! This will be an INTENSIVE 8 hour a day for 3 days experience that will greatly benefit your musical theatre singers/performers. He will keep the camp size small to have plenty of one-on-one-time with each performer. This session will be held in Richmond, at Tabernacle Baptist Church, in the Fan District, on Meadow and Grove Ave. The dates we are planning are June 22-24, a Thursday, Friday and Saturday. IF you are interested, but cannot do those dates, let me know what dates work for you, and if there are enough to be flexible with the dates, we’ll try. If you have questions, please email Damian (email@example.com), or if I can answer Richmond related questions, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re looking at a flexible age group for this – Adults, college students, high school students, and even mature middle schoolers, BUT it will be first-reserved/paid to be on the list, and this will be an elite, small group of performers, so you will have a true, intensive camp experience. Please note, the camp fee does not include lodging or food, not that you’d need lodging in this central to Virginia location, but if you want to make a vacation of it, there are plenty of hotels nearby.
I hope you have some students who will be able to take advantage of the wealth of experience, skills, and motivational energy Damian offers. He was wonderful in our Master Classes, but that was just a tiny sample of what he can do with your performers in an extended time period. I’m looking forward to helping with this, and I’m very excited to offer this to my students!
PLEASE forward this email to your students and have them fill out the registration and email it to Damian, either the text in the body of the email or the attached word doc.
Susan Braden, your VANATS Vice President
Susan Randolph Braden
Susan Braden Music Studio, Richmond, Virginia
Classical Voice, Musical Theatre, Jazz, CCM
Please check out the new letter from Brian regarding updating your current address.
Please click here to read a letter from the VANATS President, Brian Nedvin.
2017 Mid-Atlantic Region Governor Election Ballot
The Mid-Atlantic Region Governor Nominating Committee was appointed by Governor Barbara Ann Peters to nominate (a) person(s) to serve as the next governor of the Mid-Atlantic Region. Nominating Committee members are: Jill Lewis (chair), DeMar Austin Neal IV, Deb Thurlow and Brian Nedvin.
The committee has nominated current regional governor Barbara Ann Peters, who is eligible for a second term, and Cheryl Greene as the candidates for your consideration.
REMINDER: The deadline for voting is Friday, March 10, 2017.
If you have already cast your vote, we thank you for your participation.
For those who have not voted, or if you’ve had difficulty accessing the ballot, please follow these steps:
1. Your NATS member login is required. CLICK HERE to access your member home page at www.NATS.org and enter your Member login and password. (Your email address for NATS correspondence is your login.)
2. Click the ballot link and cast your vote: Mid-Atlantic Region Governor Election Ballot