Advancing Vocal Pedagogy

American Academy of Teachers of Singing

Who are we?

The  American  Academy  of  Teachers  of  Singing  was  founded  in  1922  by  a  group  of  fifteen  professional  teachers  of  voice.  In  the  formation  of   the  organization,  the  founders  were  motivated  by  a  desire  to  contribute  to  the  improvement  of  the  voice  teaching  profession,   from  both  a  pedagogical  and  an  ethical  standpoint.  The  founding  members  reasoned  that  a  large  organization  would  not  find  it  practical  to  undertake  this  type   of  contribution,  nor  could  they  themselves  hope  to  make  such  contributions  individually.  Consequently,  they  took  for  their  province  matters   that,  in  their  opinion,  could  best  be  handled  by  a  small  group.  They  limited  the  membership  to  forty,  believing  that  a  small   group,  inspired  by   a  common  motive,  pledged  to  a  spirit  of  selflessness,  and  banded  together  for  the  purpose  of  initiating,  then  furthering  constructive  activities,   might  well  justify  the  existence  of  an  organization.  They  called  themselves  the  American  Academy  of  Teachers  of  Singing.

Considerations for teachers of Singing

Every paper written by the American Academy of Teachers of Singing (AATS) aim to provide information and resources for singers and singing teachers. Visit the academy publications page to read and download the variety of topics addressed.