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Linda J. Snyder, Professor Emerita
Named president of the National Association of Teachers of Singing
Linda J. Snyder, professor Emerita of voice and opera at the University of Dayton, has been installed as president of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) for a two-year term.
NATS has a membership of 7,000 teachers of voice and related areas, singers and collaborative pianists in the United States and Canada. The mission of NATS is "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."
NATS promotes this mission through its research journal (The Journal of Singing), national competitions, professional development programs and workshops, scholarship awards and other programs.
As president, Snyder, who has been a member of the association for more than 40 years, serves as head of the board of directors, works closely with the national executive office and represents the association on the national and international level. Her appointment took effect July 2016.
Snyder has taught voice, lyric theatre and related courses and has served as chair of the Department of Music and as associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences. She holds master's and doctoral degrees in vocal performance and literature from the University of Illinois and a bachelor's degree in music education from Miami University.
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