Advancing Vocal Pedagogy
American Academy of Teachers of Singing
Who are we?
The American Academy of Teachers of Singing is a select group of internationally recognized voice teachers and singing voice experts founded in 1922 with the express purpose of contributing to the singing profession in an advisory capacity.
The Academy works as a single body to offer guidance through the publication of position papers on a wide range of subjects. We value and celebrate all styles of singing. We speak with “one voice.”
Every paper written by the American Academy of Teachers of Singing aims to provide information and resources for singers and singing teachers. Many of our papers have been published in the Journal of Singing. All of our papers are available on the Academy Publications page.
What We Believe
In these challenging times, as thousands of protesters march around the world, the American Academy of Teachers of Singing stands with them in solidarity against the physical acts and mindsets that contribute to racial injustice.
We strive to be inclusive in the celebration, performance, and academic study of diverse cultures and the music they represent and cannot ignore the systemic injustices that affect these same cultures and communities. Our duty as educators and thought leaders is to help increase awareness, and drive change.
For change to come, we must make a concerted, communal effort to be part of the solution. It’s times like these that challengeour commitment to social justice and call into question our own action or inaction. As Elie Wiesel said, “We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”
Let us sing together and stand with intention.
Black Lives Matter