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.