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 Professional Organization Sites:

Classical Singer: http://www.classicalsinger.com/ • This is a subscriber site that is the bible of auditions for the opera industry. It has lists of competition, summer program, opera company, crossover, and even temple/church position auditions. The site is also searchable by the experience required, the size of the company, and more. Friends can get together and buy a subscription without breaking the bank. 

NATS Online: http://www.nats.org/ • Driven by its mission statement, NATS offers a variety of lifelong learning experiences to its members, such as workshops, intern programs, master classes, and conferences, all beginning at the chapter level and progressing to national events. Students of NATS members have access to one of the organization's most widely recognized activities: Student Auditions. They also have the opportunity, along with members, to compete at a national level through the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Awards (NATSAA). For information on these and other events and competitions for NATS members and their students go to Programs, Events, and Competitions.

Chicago Chapter, National Association of Teachers of Singing: http://www.chicagonats.org/ • NATS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing and maintaining the highest possible standards of ethical principles and practices in the profession of teaching, singing, and vocal art.

Opera America: http://www.operaamerica.org/ • The website of American Opera's professional association.

NAFME: The National Association for Music Education: http://nafme.org/ • Seventy thousand music educators working for the education of America's children

Vocal Wellness Websites:

 

 Bastian Voice Institute: http://www.bastianvoice.com/ • Dr. Robert Bastian and Dr. Brent Richardson and their complete staff offer excellent care and rehabilitation for singers in the Chicago area. This site contains a glossary of terms, and a photo gallery of throat disorders, as well as links to other sites.

The Voice Foundation: http://www.voicefoundation.org/ • The Voice Foundation in Philadelphia is the world’s oldest and leading organization dedicated to voice medicine, science, and education. The Foundation is committed to enhancing the gift of vocal communication through research, publishing, an international symposium, and the dissemination of information on voice care.

Vocal Warm-Ups: http://www.gbmc.org/vocalWarm-Up • The Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head and Neck Rehabilitation Center offers Vocal Warm-Ups and Cool-Downs as well as Vocal Self-Screening exercises to check speaking fundamental frequency pitch, range, phonation time, vocal fold efficiency, and the famous “Happy Birthday Task” for measuring vocal health and lots of other important information for singers. Excellent anatomy graphics here as well.

Helpful Nutrition Websites:

American Society for Nutrition: http://www.nutrition.org/ • The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together the world's top researchers, clinical nutritionists and industry to advance our knowledge and application of nutrition for the sake of humans and animals. Our focus ranges from the most critical details of research and application to the broadest applications in society, in the United States and around the world.

Life Extension: http://www.lef.org/ • Life Extension is a global authority on health, wellness and nutrition as well as a provider of scientific information on anti-aging therapies. We supply only the highest quality nutritional supplements, including minerals, herbs, hormones and vitamins.

The Use of Technology in Teaching Voice & Singing:

Voice Vista: http://www.vocevista.com/index.html • Donald Miller, who designed and developed the software program VoceVista (Visual Feedback for Instruction in Singing), began his career as an opera singer and voice teacher. An important result of his work in Groningen has been the program VoceVista , feedback for instruction in singing.

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