announcements & calendar

The IU SNATS Chapter brings experts from Indiana University and across the country to speak about issues pertaining to singing, vocal pedagogy, and the business of singing.


Lectures occur monthly and feature speakers presenting issues on a variety of topics. Anyone who is interested is encouraged to attend.






Lecture Schedule | 2014 - 2015


September 22, 2014 | 7:30 pm, M340

Kim Carballo

Opera Role Study & Score Learning

October 17, 2014 | 11:15 am, MU204

John Nix

Vibrato: Production and Perception


Ned Canty

Session I: November 8, 2014 | 11:00 am, Sweeney Hall

Opera Doesn't Suck!

Session II: November 15, 2014 | 11:00 am, Sweeney Hall

Acting for Singers


December 8, 2014 | 7:00 pm, MAC 301

A. Scott Parry

Developing a Personal Performance Technique -- an interactive masterclass on acting & physical communication

This masterclass will provide a step-by-step approach to becoming a better performer through abrief lecture followed by on-the-spot instruction of 5 singers from both the opera and musical theater departments through a variety of repertoire.


January 26, 2015 | 7:30 pm, M340

Peter Miksza

Psychology of Performing and Learning Music



March 2, 2015 | 7:30 pm, M340

Arthur Fagen

Auditioning for Opera Roles and Chorus


Special Events | 2014 - 2015


December 6, 2014 | 3:00 pm

Fifth Annual SNATS Caroling


Please join SNATS in bringing Holiday cheer to Bloomington. We will sing carols to the residents of the Meadowood Retirement Home and Redbud Hills Retirement Community. Our annual caroling takes place on Saturday, December 6. We will meet for carpooling at 3:00 PM in front of the Simon Center. Music sheets will be provided.

If you are interested in joining us, please sign up at,


February 20-21, 2015 | Sweeney Hall

Eleventh Annual New Voice Educators Symposium (NVES) - click here for more details


The symposium, sponsored by Student N.A.T.S. at Indiana University, is designed to provide for new and future voice teachers an opportunity to present an academic paper related to singing, to learn, and to network in a collaborative, professional and friendly environment. Attendance at the symposium is open to teachers, students, and singers of all levels, but invitations to present are limited to those with five years or less of full-time, collegiate teaching experience.

The symposium is a free event but does not include travel expenses. If you are interested in presenting, please submit an abstract of your proposed presentation no later than January 16, 2015. You should also include your name, email address, professional information and contact information with your submission. I will send an electronic confirmation of receipt of your abstract, and notification once presentations have been selected. Abstracts, questions, and any other correspondence electronically can be sent to me at