James Glass

Thomas Rowell on January 27, 2014

It is with great sadness that I report to you all that our ALANATS colleague, James Glass, passed away this afternoon at a hospital in Montgomery.  Jim retired as chair of the music department at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, and was long time member of Alabama NATS.  He was a great friend and source of encouragement to many of us across the state, and he will be missed. When details are made public for his memorial service, I will let you all know.  Please remember Jim's family in your prayers.

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ALANATS Registration materials to be posted

Thomas Rowell on January 10, 2014

Laura Moore, our registrar, and I will be uploading registration documents and information about the ALANATS Student Auditions at USA on February 21-22.  Don't forget, we begin auditions at 9:00 a.m. on Friday this year! The bi-annual NATSAA competition will be held on Thursday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall at USA. We will have everything up as soon as possible!

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ALANATS Bylaws Vote

Thomas Rowell on February 11, 2013 Comments (0)

The vote is in...47 members voted in favor of adopting the proposed bylaws with none opposed.  Thanks to everyone who voted!  We're one step closer to being a real chapter! 

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Substitute Judges for ALANATS

Thomas Rowell on January 26, 2013 Comments (6)

We are receiving emails asking about substitute judges for ALANATS next month.  If you are a NATS member in good standing residing in Alabama and are NOT sending students to Tuscaloosa, please contact Dr. Laura Moore, ALANATS Registrar if you would be able and willing to come to Tuscaloosa and help out. All substitute judges need to fill out registration forms and send them in as well.  Thanks!!!

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SERNATS website

Thomas Rowell on January 23, 2013

The SERNATS website is experiencing technical difficulties and is not working properly at this time (January 23, 2013).  As soon as the page is available again, we will let you know!

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Update on ALANATS Proposed Bylaws

Thomas Rowell on January 20, 2013 Comments (0)

An email containing the proposed ALANATS Bylaws has gone out!  We are grateful to our committee members  (David Smith, Nathan Wight, Catherine Allard, Paul Richardson, Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk, and Karen Young) for their hard work in drafting this important document.  The document is also available on this site as well. Once members have read the proposed bylaws, they can vote here on the website.  Simply click on the ALANATS Proposed Bylaws Vote tab, enter your name, email address, and vote, then click "submit."  ONLY ALANATS members in good standing may vote.  The deadline for submitting a vote is FEBRUARY 10, 2013.

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Marilyn Mims Master Class

Thomas Rowell on November 6, 2012

Our colleagues at Valley Conservatory in Huntsville will be sponsoring a master class featuring former Metropolitan Opera soprano Marilyn Mims on Friday, December 14, 2012 from 4-6 pm in Roberts Recital Hall on the campus of the University of Alabama-Huntsville.  This master class is part of Valley Conservatory's Lyceum Series and will be coordinated by Suzanne Galer-Wert, former ALANATS member now teaching at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida.  Mrs. Mims is on the voice faculty at Palm Beach Atlantic University where she teaches voice and directs opera theatre.  She is also the wife of our former Southeastern Region NATS...

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Bylaws for the new Alabama Chapter

Thomas Rowell on October 29, 2012 Comments (0)

Alabama NATS is in the process of adopting bylaws for the new chapter!  Our Bylaws Committee is working diligently to prepare a document for the entire chapter's consideration very soon.  Once they have completed their work, all ALANATS members will receive a copy of the final draft for a vote.  More details to come.... Thanks to the ALANATS Bylaws Committee:  David Smith, Kristine Hurst-Wasjzczuk, Catherine Allard, Nathan Wight, Karen Young, and Paul Richardson.

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