Here's the low-down ... 

Preparations for the NATS Ontario Vocal Showcase 2017 are well underway! There was a truly spectacular response this year:

  • nearly 200 singers on Saturday, 18/11 - classical voice classes
  • exactly 101 singers on Sunday, 19/11 - music theatre classes
  • 35 adjudicators each day (THANK YOU for volunteering, teachers!)
  • 49 pianists over the weekend.
The NATS Ontario Executive couldn't be happier about this enthusiastic response to the new two-day event!  HUGE "thank you" to Catherine Robbin and her team of volunteers at York U for all of the help we've received thus far and for all of the work you're planning to do during the event. 

Keep scrolling for information about what to expect on the weekend and for details about Saturday night's Social Event.  

Vocal Showcase


  • The Adjudicators' Meeting is at 10AM (on both Saturday and Sunday) in ROOM 235.
  • The Adjudicators' Room is 215 - you will be able to leave coats, etc. there, and this is where you may find refreshments, including lunch.
  • You should have received your adjudicating schedule from - please send Bethany an email if you have not received it yet. 
  • Some of the transitions between classes are pretty tight, so be sure to fortify yourself in whatever way seems best (Okay, maybe not THAT way.), and do note that travel time should be fairly short, given that all of the classes are on the same floor at York U.
  • Teachers who have entered students in the Vocal Showcase but who are unable to adjudicate are reminded to send your $50.00 (cheque or Paypal) Non-Participant Fee to our Treasurer, Lisa  Cosens Brillon, as soon as possible.  All Non-Participant Fees collected will go toward the Scholarship Fund.
  • Thank you ALL for volunteering your time; we understand that not everyone will be able to adjudicate their preferred classes, and we understand that many independent voice teachers give up a day (or two!) of teaching to offer this valuable service, and we are grateful. The NATS Ontario Executive also extends a very warm welcome to the teachers who are donating their time as adjudicators even though they have not entered students in the Vocal Showcase this year. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!


  • Registration will take place on the second floor of the Accolade East Building, in front of the second floor elevator. 
  • Pianists may play from copies, but the original music MUST be present in the room (preferably on the piano or somewhere equally visible to the adjudicators). 
  • If you have hired an Official Accompanist, please be prepared to pay them $60.00 (cash is preferable) on the day you are singing. 
  • Final Concerts will occur around 4PM on both Saturday and Sunday. You will be asked to sing in the Final Concert if you place first in your class. Please be prepared to pay your pianist an additional $20.00 (cash is preferable) if you are chosen to sing in the Final Concert.
  • PLEASE NOTE: ALL classical voice classes are on Saturday, 18th and ALL music theatre classes are on Sunday, 19th 

Final Concert(s):

The Final Concert will take place as close to 4PM as humanly possible on both Saturday and Sunday.  SATURDAY's Final Concert will take place in the Tribute Communities Recital Hall, off the main lobby (on the first floor). SUNDAY's Final Concert will take place in the Sterling Beckwith Studio, room 235.

Directions & Parking at York U

York University is located at 4700 Keele Street in Toronto and the Vocal Showcase will take place on the 2nd Floor of the Accolade East Building. The closest parking to the Accolade East Building is the Student Services Parking Garage. On THIS MAP of York University, the Student Services Parking Garage is #84 and the Accolade East Building is #92. The best route of entry to the campus in a car is by the Pond Road Gate off Keele Street, south of Steeles: turn into the campus (West bound) and at the first light, turn right and enter the Student Services Parking Garage. 

Flat rates for parking are: $7 - Saturday & $5 - Sunday. 

Social Event

If you got through all of that other stuff?

The NATS Ontario Executive is looking forward to hanging out on Saturday evening at the Monte Carlo Inn - Vaughan Suites!

6:30PM Welcome & Cocktails

7:00PM Dinner + Meeting + Trivia + Concertizing

So, yes. We're aware that that is a LOT of awesome. And we hope you'll join us!

RSVP by Friday, 10th November by paying $45.  And be sure to let us know what you want to sing by emailing Amanda ASAP! 
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