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The NATS Southern Region is an entity of The National Association of Teachers of Singing. The region comprises more than 200 voice professionals from the states of Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. 

The region's annual conference is held on the second weekend of November at university campuses located throughout the three states. The event consists of a pre-conference board meeting and dinner; student auditions; recitals and master classes by visiting artists and our own members; and the regional NATSAA competition.



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John Alexander Vocal Competition

The Missippi Opera is proud to announce the John Alexander Vocal Competition.

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National Student Auditions

Congratulations to Southern Region representatives on their showing at Nationals.

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James Ronald Brothers Distinguished Achievement in Accompanying Award

Each year members of the Southern Region are encouraged to nominate qualified collaborative pianists for the James Ronald Brothers Distinguished Achievement in Accompanying Award.  Read more

Southern Region Governor's Award

Each year during the finals of the regional auditions, the current region governor and past region governors assess the performances of the first place winners from classifications seven (junior women) through sixteen (older advanced men) to determine whether an additional recognition should be made for one who “shows the greatest promise of having a professional career” in performance. Read more