Advancing the Culture of Mentoring in our Profession

AATS believes that mentoring strengthens pedagogic practice through open communication and continued learning. The American Academy of Teachers of Singing (AATS) offers models for incorporating mutually beneficial mentoring relationships into all aspects of our profession, and lists programs for official mentoring of young teachers. The models discussed in the paper are informed in part by principles of Self-Determination Theory, and in part by ideas culled from the experience of the members of AATS in both the academic and private worlds of voice teaching.

The Vocal Master Class

The master class continues to be a venue in which young singers, teachers, performing professionals, and audience members can benefit from interacting with each other.  The American Academy of Teachers of Singing has compiled recommendations for structuring such events to create a successful and inspiring learning environment for all those involved.  The categories include the …

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