SFBAC NATS is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Your donation to support our mission is essential, tax deductible, and greatly appreciated. You will receive an acknowledgment letter for your tax purposes. If you work for an organization that has a matching gifts program, please contact your HR department to inquire–it’s often as simple as filling out a brief form, and can double, or even triple your contribution.
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 Barnhouse Award may be given to students 18 and younger.
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.
Dorothy Barnhouse Award
The Dorothy Barnhouse High School Classical Award was established in 2015. Participating finalists entering the High School and Youth Classical Categories are eligible to win this award. They will be evaluated by esteemed judges to identify the winner.
Page Swift Award
The Page Swift Award was established in 2009. The award is given to a deserving vocalist in the High School and Youth categories for Musical Theater and CCM . Esteemed judges will evaluate the finalists during the Chapter’s Student Auditions Final Round, and identify the winner.
Kathryn Harvey Award
The Kathryn Harvey Award was established in 2009. During the Chapter’s Student Auditions Final Round, participating finalists in all College categories will be evaluated by esteemed judges to identify the winner of the 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 Chapter’s Student Auditions Final Round, participating finalists in the Advanced and Avocational categories will be evaluated by esteemed judges to identify the winner.
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.