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NATS Northwestern Regional Conference 2019

NATS Northwestern Region

Friday, November 1, 2019 at 5:30 PM - Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 1:00 PM (PDT)

NATS Northwestern Regional Conference 2019

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird Full Program - NATS Members   more info Sep 30, 2019 $145.00 $6.67
Lunch Banquet
Lunch Banquet at Glowbal, 5minutes walk from our venue. No separate fee, included in your conference registration fee, but you MUST register for us to keep a seat for you!
Oct 31, 2019 Free $0.00
Full Program - Non-NATS Members Oct 31, 2019 $200.00 $8.59
Full Program - Students of NATS Members Oct 31, 2019 $40.00 $2.99
Full Program - NATSAA Singers & MasterClass Singers Oct 31, 2019 $60.00 $3.69
Friday Sessions Only - All Oct 31, 2019 $65.00 $3.87
Saturday Sessions Only - All Oct 31, 2019 $80.00 $4.39
Sunday Sessions Only - All Oct 31, 2019 $65.00 $3.87

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I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing! 

Technology & Community in Teaching Singing 


Welcome to another Northwestern Regional Conference! The place to learn, gather with familiar faces and fill your bag with new teaching tricks and tools for your studio.

This NATS Northwestern Regional Conference is being held in beautiful British-Columbia at the conveniently located Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music, right downtown Vancouver. This promises to be a wonderful weekend learning opportunity for all NATS teachers, students and colleagues.

We will again be enjoying the exciting NATSAA competition during our regional conference. It will take place in the same location at the beautiful VSO School of Music. The first round will be held on Friday November 1 from 9am-5pm, and the final regional round on Saturday evening, November 2.  



  Brian HorneRebeqa RiversSherri ZelaznyStephen WilliamsCatherine Laub                    Kevin HelppieRobert J LunteDonovan SkaggsValerie White WilliamsNancy Bos


Conference Schedule

(All events take place in Pyatt Hall of the VSO School unless otherwise indicated)


Friday November 1

5:30-6:30 - Registrations / Meet and Greet



6:30-7:00 Opening Ceremony

7:00-7:50 Communication Skills with S. Rebeqa Rivers

7:50-8:00 Break

8:00-9:00 Singing Through Change: Serving Women In Midlife & Beyond with Nancy Bos

9:00-9:30 TBA


Saturday November 2

8:00-9:00 AM Break-out Breakfasts (discussions & locations TBA)



9:30-10:25 Making Friends with an SLP with Sherri Zelazny

10:30-11:30 Music Therapy: An Interactive Introduction with Stephen Williams

11:30-11:40 Coffee Break



11:40-12:30 Formants  for Dummies with Brian Horne

12:30-1:00 Housekeeping/Foundation


1:00-2:30 Banquet at Glowbal (no fee, included in your Full Program registration, but you MUST register for it separately on our registration page for us to keep you a seat!)


2:45-3:45 Masterclass with Brian Horne

3:45-4:00 Coffee Break



4:00-4:45 Recalling Schubert’s Winterreise with Catherine Laub

4:45-5:10 Hooray for Hollywood! with Kevin Helppie


5:10-7:00 Dinner (on your own)



7:00-9:30 NATSAA Competition Final Round


Sunday November 3

8:00-9:15 AM Leadership Breakfast with RG, DG’s and Chapter Presidents



9:30-10:20 More Students and Passive Income with Robert J. Lunte

10:30-11:20 Video Auditions for the Performing Arts with Donovan Skaggs

11:30-12:20 YouTube and Online Lessons with Valerie White Williams

12:30-1:00 Wrap-up!


*Please note that Sustainable Leadership sessions with S. Rebeqa Rivers will be running concurrently with the technology presentations in the salon.



Where to stay?

Moda Hotel 

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

Rosedale on Robson

Sandman Vancouver City Centre

Chateau Granville

How do I get there?

By plane

The conference is being held at the VSO School of Music located downtown Vancouver, a direct 15 minutes ride on the Skytrain from Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

Vancouver International Airport

By Skytrain

Two stations nearby: Granville Station (Expo Line) & Vancouver City Centre Station (Canada Line - direct line from YVR)


By train or bus

The Pacific Central Station, Greyhound Bus Station and the Bolt Bus Vancouver Terminal are all in the same building/block and only a short cab ride (5min) or skytrain ride (3stations) from our venue and most surrounding hotels.

The Pacifique Central Station is also the northern terminus of Amtrak's Cascades to Seattle and Portland.

Where can I park?

VSO School of Music - Lot#9149

Robson & Seymour - Lot#117

901 Seymour Street - Lot#1747

Metropolitan Towers - Lot#9105

Are there any meals included in the Full Program registration fee?

Only the Lunch Banquet is included in the conference registration fee, but you MUST still register as a separate item for the Lunch Banquet in order for us to keep a seat for you! Lots of nearby food options available as well for the weekend.

Can I register at the door the day of the event?

Yes, we will take registrations at the door as long as we have seats available. Payments by check or Paypal transaction (including credit cards payments) will be accepted.


What if I can't attend after I registered and paid?

Registrations are non-transferable, but refunds will be offered until October 12th. 


Need to contact us?

For online registration questions/issues:

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Have questions about NATS Northwestern Regional Conference 2019? Contact NATS Northwestern Region

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When & Where

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music
843 Seymour St
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3L4

Friday, November 1, 2019 at 5:30 PM - Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 1:00 PM (PDT)

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NATS Northwestern Region

Conference Coordinators: Marieke Schuurs, Leischen Moore, Catherine Laub, Lorraine Reinhardt

Online Registration: Yanik Giroux

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