American Academy of Teachers of Singing presents:


AATS Awards were created “to recognize, honor, and nurture outstanding accomplishment in the teaching of singing and in allied professions.” Awards were given in 2021 for COVID-19 Response. The 2022 awards coincide with the Academy’s centennial.


2022 AATS Lifetime Achievement Award

Robert Thayer Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

The American Academy of Teachers of Singing is pleased to recognize Robert Thayer Sataloff with a 2022 AATS Lifetime Achievement Award “in recognition of the great contributions you have made to singers, teachers of singing, and the voice community at large. Your mentoring and outstanding body of work in voice medicine, teaching, publication, and in music has uplifted the notion of what it means to provide care to professional voice users.”

2022 AATS Award

Glendower Jones

The American Academy of Teachers of Singing is pleased to recognize Glendower Jones with a 2022 AATS Award “in recognition of your service to the profession through publication of and access to vocal music. The singing and voice teaching community is grateful for the great care you have taken in keeping historic material available and in championing publication of new works.”

Glendower Jones

2021 AATS Awards for COVID-19 Response

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ENO Breathe

Creating an innovative and compassionate effort between the arts and medicine to help relieve the suffering of individuals experiencing long term post-COVID respiratory and anxiety problems.

·      Jenny Mollica, Director of English National Opera Baylis

·      Sarah Elkins, Respiratory Consultant and Director of Integrated Care at Imperial NHS Trust, lead doctor

·      Suzi Zumpe, Creative Director of ENO Breathe


Ian Howell

Ian Howell’s work with low-latency platforms and associated technology, and broad dissemination of instruction in its use, has permitted widespread applications that have allowed us to teach and perform successfully in remote settings. These innovations will have a lasting impact on our profession.

International Coalition Performing Arts Aerosol Study

Research on Aerosol Transmission to Inform Safety Protocol Measures for Music

Performance Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

·      Mark Spede, Co-Chair, President of the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA), Director of Bands, Clemson University

·      James Weaver, Co-Chair, Director of Performing Arts and Sports, National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)

·      Shelly Miller, Lead Researcher, University of Colorado Boulder

·      Jelena Srebric, Lead Researcher, University of Maryland