Purposes of the Association and Program Objectives and Activities
PURPOSES OF THE ASSOCIATION
The purposes of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, as stated in its by-laws, are:
1. To establish and maintain the highest possible standards of ethical principles and practices in the profession of Teaching of singing and of vocal art.
2. To establish and maintain the highest possible standards of competence in said teaching profession; to conduct and encourage research and to disseminate information to the profession at large and to encourage effective cooperation among vocal teachers for their welfare and advancement.
PROGRAM OBJECTIVES and ACTIVITIES
1. Improving and stabilizing vocal pedagogy through bringing together in a closely-knit organization all sincere, competent and ethically-minded teachers of singing throughout the United States, thus providing the opportunity for inter-discussion of their mutually shared problems.
2. Studying reports of scientific research projects in he vocal field, instituting new research and issuing to members bulletins of all significant information emerging therefrom.
3. Making surveys which will reveal conditions affecting voice teachers in all parts of the United States, to the end that this Association may use its influence in improving those conditions whenever necessary and possible.
4. Gathering, editing and disseminating to members information and theories about vocal pedagogy and soliciting their individual contributions, so that the ideas and opinions of all members may be mutually shared; giving information about new songs, approved text translations, teaching materials, etc.
5. Bringing to bear the influence of a powerful national organization in shaping any contemplated laws or existing customs which are calculated to affect the well-being of our profession.
6. Maintaining standards of eligibility for membership in this Association which (in the absence of laws and regulations to prevent unqualified individuals from entering the voice teaching profession) will, in effect, certify the competence of our members and win for them public confidence and respect.
7. Promoting closer acquaintance and a more cooperative relationship between teacher-members; providing information about competent teachers in all parts of the country to whom inquiring pupils may be directed.