Grants and Awards

NATS-LA offers grants and awards for our members as well as our members' students (scroll down).

Applications for 2019 are now available.

Scroll down to see Teacher Professional Development Grants
and Student Summer Study Awards.


Teacher Professional Development Grant

The NATS-LA Teacher Professional Development Grant was established to encourage chapter members to continue their pedagogical education or to assist them in their own specialized vocal training.

The grant offered will be up to $1,000.00 to be used toward expenses incurred by attendance at a prospective program (as described above) between May 2019 and April 2020.  Applicants must be current members in good standing of the Los Angeles chapter of NATS-LA.

Preference may be given to those attending NATS Workshops and Conventions. Other possibilities may include workshops, such as those offered by master teachers, The Voice Foundation, New York Singing Teachers Association, etc... Grant monies may be applied toward tuition, travel, living expenses and other direct costs.

Winners are required to submit a report of their experience within a month of their program.

Apply (online only) by March 29, 2019. 

Winners will be notified by April 14, 2019

Winners should click here to turn in their report.

Student Summer Study Award

The purpose of the Student Summer Study Award is to encourage especially worthy students of NATS-LA Chapter members to participate in summer music programs. Awards of up to $1000 may be given to high school or college students to be applied toward tuition and/or travel costs. All applicants must present proof of admittance to their chosen program.

Prospective summer music programs must provide vocal instruction/coaching and/or training in any of the following: operatic, song or oratorio repertoire, foreign language skills or cultural outreach opportunities. Acceptable programs include Aspen, The American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS), Chautauqua, International Opera Academy of Rome, Oberlin Summer Study, Operaworks, Tanglewood, Taos Opera Institute, The University of Miami in Salzburg, Songfest, Spoleto, Vocal Arts Symposium, and others of similar quality. The NATS-LA Summer Study Awards are not intended to fund audition trips, salaried apprenticeships or paid programs. Final approval of a program will be determined by the NATS-LA Summer Study Award Screening Committee.

A written report at least two pages long, double-spaced, will constitute the final requirement of this award. The report should cover the scope of the program and include a review of what you have gained from this program. This will assist us in assessing programs as to their suitability for awards in the future. This report is due one month after the completion of the program. 

Deadline for applications (online only) is April 15, 2019. 

Winners should click here to turn in their report.