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About kbell11vocalhealth

Kathleen Bell is a graduate of the University of Miami Vocal Performance program where she was featured as “Violetta” in Verdi’s La Traviata, “The Countess” in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and “Lizette” in Puccini’s La Rondine. Kathleen received her Masters of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Florida International University where she performed as “Adina” in Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amour and “Miss Warblewell” in Mozart’s The Impressario. Kathleen has traveled extensively throughout Europe performing in Denmark, Austria and Italy in Voice recitals, the Amalfi Coast Music Program in Maiori, Italy and as “Adele” in J. Strauss’ Die Fledermaus with the Rome Festival Orchestra. Kathleen has been a featured soloist with the Miami Symphony, the Miami Oratorio Society, the Hispanic Lyric Theatre and in the Chorus of the Florida Grand Opera. In Miami Kathleen performed the role of the Mother Superior in The Sound of Music and participated in several musical theatre workshops and performances. In addition to being the Director of Music Ministry at St. Augustine Church and Student Ministry, Kathleen was an Adjunct instructor of voice at both the New World School of the Arts and Barry University, as well as the vocal/choral instructor for SOBE Arts. Kathleen is a Certified Teacher in levels I, II, & III of Somatic Voiceworktm The LoVetri Method. Currently Kathleen is pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Voice Pedagogy at Shenandoah University with special interests in vocal health and CCM music styles. While maintaining a private studio, Kathleen is an adjunct voice instructor at Mary Baldwin College where she also directs the pop accapella group "Baldwin Charm". Kathleen also teaches voice at the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts and Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy. Currently, Kathleen is a DMA candidate in Voice Pedagogy while serving as a teaching assistant and lab manager of the Jannette Ogg Voice Research Center at Shenandoah University. Kathleen is a board member and technology adviser for the Virginia chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Kathleen’s students have been NATS winners and accepted to prestigious music programs such as Manhattan School of Music, California Technical Institute, Cleveland Institute of Music, Howard University, New School in New York, Berkley School of Music in Boston and Reina Sofia Conservatory in Madrid, Spain.

Amazing showing by VANATS at the Mid-Atlantic NATSAA Competition

Preliminary Round Winners Winner:  Erik Grendahl, Baritone from the studio of  Kevin McMillan First Alternate:  Chrystal Williams, Mezzo Soprano from the studio of Kathryn Cowdrick Second Alternate: Daniel Smith, Baritone from the studio of Patricia Miller

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Call for Nominations for Mid Atlantic Regional Governor

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – Mid-Atlantic Region Governor Deadline for nominations is Friday, February 10, 2017! Your region of NATS will soon be electing a region Governor. This important position will serve on the National Board of Directors beginning in July 2017 … Continue reading

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Renew Your Membership!

The 2016 renewal period for your membership in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) has begun!  Please note that if you have not renewed your membership, you cannot register your students for VANATS student auditions February 24-25, 2017. … Continue reading

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VANATS 2017!!!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS VANATS 2017 auditions will be February 24-25, 2017 at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. MID-ATLANTIC auditions will be March 17-18, 2017 at UNC-Chapel Hill.  Please take a look at the Mid-Atlantic Rules distributed by Barbara Peters, our … Continue reading

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2016 NATS Results

2016 National Convention Results – Congratulations VANATS Members!!! Category V – Lower College Music Theater Women Third Place: Amanda Mason (student of Carrie Stevens) Category XI – Upper College/Independent Studio Women Second Place:  Zoe Elizabeth McCray (student of Kevin McMillan) … Continue reading

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President’s Message

Please click here to read a message from our wonderful President, Brian Nedvin.

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Updated Regional Information, March 3, 2016

VANATS members, I hope that your week has not been too stressful as many of you prepare for Spring Break, taxes and the upcoming Regional Auditions.  Susan has been working tirelessly to make sure that all our information has been … Continue reading

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2016 Superlative Awards

Madison Finke, from the studio of Alan Fischer Superlative Best High School Female- Musical Theater (IA, IB) William Clouds,from the studio of Silvia Ledon Superlative Best High School Male – Musical Theater (IIA, IIB) Zoe Woodaman, from the studio of … Continue reading

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Official Audition results – 2016 Virginia NATS conference – Updated March 3, 2016

What a tremendous weekend this has been!  Through all the changes in categories and judging, VANATS members shined in their flexibility and patience.  We are so grateful to all the students, pianists, presenters and teachers for all their hard work … Continue reading

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VANATS welcomes ELEVEN new members!

Please welcome our  ELEVEN new  VANATS members for 2016! Tara Bouknight Marie Cerven Melissa Coombs Toni Crowder Amanda Fish                                                                                                                                           Kristen Gavaza Eric Hansen Elysabeth Muscat Brian Thorsett Heather Vineyard Ariana Wyatt We are so happy to get to know you!

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