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NYSTA is the oldest continuing singing teachers organization in the world


NYSTA strives to provide voice professionals, both locally and globally, with the tools and inspiration needed for an increasingly informed and creative pedagogy. Immense advances in voice science, neurology, psychology, education theory, medicine, and mind/body healing offer new information and techniques from which voice teachers can draw. By making these resources accessible to our members, we foster twenty-first-century pedagogy, rooted in the great traditions of the past, incorporating the new knowledge of our time.


NYSTA’S Professional Development Program is a series of online classes designed for teachers of singing, led by leading experts in the field. The goal of the program is two-fold. First, we provide our students with contemporary, evidence-based content that is designed to further their understanding of the voice. Second, we provide real-world connections between the pedagogical information and what actually takes place in the voice studio. Graduates of the PDP will not only have a deep understanding of voice science and pedagogy, but they will also greatly improve their effectiveness in the studio.


NYSTA events, held regularly between September and June, feature leading figures in vocal performance, interpretation, pedagogy, and health. In addition to programs aimed at voice teachers and coaches, NYSTA offers training, career guidance, and performance opportunities for singers in the classical, musical theater and contemporary commercial/ pop music fields. These include:

  • Lectures and panel discussions with leading experts
  • Master classes by renowned artists
  • Hands-on workshops on pedagogy, voice science, and body work
  • Student competitions, awards and recitals
  • Special programs for music theater and contemporary music performers
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Chuck Hudson: Acting Bigger

Chuck Hudson: Acting Bigger

Dec 6, 6:30pm - Dec 6, 8:30pm


Holiday Online Event: Josephine Mongiardo Great Coaches Series

Movement Masterclass with Stage Director Chuck Hudson: Acting Bigger

A particular challenge for presentational forms of performance like opera and musical theater is “making things bigger.” Directors often say, “I loved what you were doing in rehearsal. It was intimate and connected and truthful…but now we’re onstage and I need you to be bigger.” Suddenly everyone starts to mug, or they begin moving their arms around, as if taking up more space was the way to act bigger, and we lose the connection to dramatic truth.

DRAMATIC CORPOREAL TECHNIQUE: The Five Movements of Pure Thought

■ Using psycho-physical dynamics and rhythms to turn Staging into Human Behavior.

■ Visible Dramatic Action: making the invisible visible without “acting it out.” There is a logical sequence of actions one plays to make the invisible visible. Performers must break down all of their work into this logical sequence of specific actions.

■ What “Moment to Moment Acting” means and how to do it for opera and music theater.

Webinar via ZOOM - Register:


Sunday, December 6, 2020 6:30-8:30 PM EST

Four to six singers plus an alternate will participate.
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“The information I gained from the courses really clarified my teaching. I had a lot of empirical knowledge, but now I know why and how things work. It just makes you a better teacher across the board because you can speak with authoritative knowledge. Besides, the classes are fun.”
Adrienne Angel
New York, New York


NYSTA is a valuable educational and career tool and a great resource for voice professionals of all kinds, throughout the country, and abroad. Our membership consists of voice teachers, vocal coaches, choir directors, singers, music and stage directors, otolaryngologists, speech pathologists, composers, and others who share a love of the singing voice. Why not join us and take advantage of all the great benefits membership with NYSTA has to offer?

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