Grants and Awards

NATS-LA offers grants and awards for our members as well as our members' students.  See below for more information! Information and applications for 2018 are coming soon.


The NATS-LA Teacher Professional Development Grant

The NATS-LA Teacher Professional Development Grant was established to encourage chapter members to continue their pedagogical education or to assist them in their own specialized vocal training.

The grant offered will be up to $1,000.00 to be used toward expenses incurred by attendance at a prospective program (as described above) between May 2017 and April 2018.  Applicants must be current members in good standing of the Los Angeles chapter of NATS-LA.
Preference may be given to those attending NATS Workshops and Conventions. Other possibilities may include workshops, such as those offered by master teachers, The Voice Foundation, New York Singing Teachers Association, etc...  Grant monies may be applied toward tuition, travel, living expenses and other direct costs.

Download application forms in the link above.

Applications (on-line only) will be accepted now – March 31, 2017.

Applicants will be notified by April 15, 2017.


Student Summer Study Award

The purpose of the Student Summer Study Award is to encourage especially worthy students of NATS-LA Chapter members to participate in summer music programs. Awards of up to $1000 may be given to high school or college students to be applied toward tuition and/or travel costs.  All applicants must present proof of admittance to their chosen program.
Prospective summer music programs must provide vocal instruction/coaching and/or training in any of the following: operatic, song or oratorio repertoire, foreign language skills or cultural outreach opportunities. Acceptable programs include Aspen, The American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS), Chautauqua, International Opera Academy of Rome, Oberlin Summer Study, Operaworks, Tanglewood, Taos Opera Institute, The University of Miami in Salzburg, Songfest, Spoleto, Vocal Arts Symposium, and others of similar quality. The NATS-LA Summer Study Awards are not intended to fund audition trips, salaried apprenticeships or paid programs. Final approval of a program will be determined by the NATS-LA Summer Study Award Screening Committee.

Applications (on line only) are available to download in the link below.

Deadline for applications isMarch 15, 2017.
Winner(s) will be notified by April 1, 2017.