Membership

We wish to welcome all San Francisco Bay Area voice teachers, vocal coaches, and conductors who are members of NATS.

The Local Chapter Membership runs by the calendar year just as the national membership.  You must hold a national membership in order to join the local chapter. Current members must now renew their national and local memberships concurrently at the national website.

Visit NATS.org to become a member.

Current NATS members who would like to join the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, log into your account at NATS.org and select ‘Join a Chapter’ from the navigation menu on the left.


Please also consider making donations to the Swift, Harvey, Barlow, and/or Cohen funds. These funds were established to honor revered colleagues, Page Swift, Kathryn Harvey, Edwin Barlow, and Eleanor Cohen. They support awards that may be given to outstanding contestants in the Spring Singing Festival. The designation is as follows:

o The Swift Award may be given to students 18 and younger.
o The Harvey Award may be given to students 19-24.
o The Barlow Award may be given to students 25 and older.
o The Cohen Award may be given to students who began lessons after age 35.


Page Swift Award
The Page Swift Award was established last year in honor of Page Swift. The award is given specifically to a deserving vocalist  age 18 and younger.. At the Singing Festival Winners’ Concert, participating students will be evaluated by SFBAC Member Teachers to identify winners of the Page Swift Award.





Kathryn Harvey Award
The Kathryn Harvey Award was established last year in honor of Kathryn Harvey. The award is given specifically to a deserving vocalist between the age of 19-24. At the Singing Festival Winners’ Concert, participating students will be evaluated by SFBAC Member Teachers to identify winners of the Kathryn Harvey Award.





Edwin Barlow Scholarship and Emerging Artist Award
The Barlow Scholarship was established in 1995 as a tribute to Edwin Barlow, a local teacher, performer and NATS member who died in 1994. At the Singing Festival Winners’ Concert, participating students 25 years and older will be evaluated by SFBAC Member Teachers to identify winners of the Edwin Barlow Award.





Eleanor Cohen Award
The Eleanor Cohen Award was established in honor of Eleanor Cohen. The award is given specifically to a deserving vocalist who began studying voice on or after the age of 35. At the Singing Festival Winners’ Concert, participating students will be evaluated by SFBAC Member Teachers to identify winners of the Eleanor Cohen Award.




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