Opening Session + Community Sing with Clarice Assad
What is NATS?
Nats is the National Association of Teachers of Singing, a professional organization for singing teachers, and it is the largest association of its kind in the world. There are more than 6,500 members, mainly from the United States.
Grammy Award-nominated composer celebrated pianist, inventive vocalist, and passionate educator Clarice Assad leads our 2022 Community Sing. Growing up in Brazil in a musical family before studying music in the States, it is no surprise that Assad is renowned for her musical scope and versatility. She is a significant artistic voice in the classical, world music, pop, and jazz genres, and her music is known for its evocative colors, rich textures, and diverse stylistic range. As an innovator, she has presented her award-winning education program, Voxploration, throughout the United States, Brazil, Europe, and Qatar. Her musical gifts are sought-after by artists and organizations worldwide, and we are thrilled to welcome this multi-talented musician to our stage. In a first for NATS, we will collectively premiere a work that she has written specifically for this event!
Saturday, July 2 at 1 p.m. | Chicago E-H, 5th Floor