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Please note: online registration is still open for anyone who would like to catch up on the session recordings* (until Nov 5)
*masterclass recordings available until October 12


Together today for tomorrow!

The 2022 National Conference: 29 September - 2 October


Our voices have the ability to both define us as individuals and unite us in community. ANATS warmly invites you to celebrate the rich diversity of all things singing at our 2022 National Conference “Encompassing the Vocal Spectrum”. As the peak professional development event for singing teachers in Australia, this conference is an opportunity to bring together singers, singing teachers, voice practitioners and researchers in a collegial and informative environment. 

The conference will be held from the 29th of September to the 2nd of October in the beautiful and historic Adelaide, SA. If you’re unable to join in person, you can also take part from the comfort of your living room with our online registration option. For all delegates, both in-person and online, recordings of the conference sessions will be available for replay for one month after the conference. 

Joining us online will be three luminary keynote presenters – Ingo Titze, Trineice Robinson-Martin and Shannon Coates. Australia's own Tyran Parke will also deliver a keynote adress, and some of our leading national figures - Irene Bartlett, Deborah Cheetham, Carl Crossin and Stuart Maunder - will deliver practical masterclasses, workshops and Q&As. There will be engaging discussion encompassing a range of topics relating to the conference themes:

  • Diversity, equity and inclusivity in the singing voice profession

  • Mind, body and voice: the holistic singer and teacher

  • Singing and communities

  • Perspectives of learning and teaching

In addition to keynote addresses, research presentations and panel discussions, there will also be ample opportunity for practical workshops, masterclasses, singing and networking with colleagues. 

Lunch, morning and afternoon tea each day is included in the registration price.

At ANATS we are passionate about creating an inclusive singing community that promotes and values diversity across race, gender identity, age, religion, education and sexual orientation. We are committed to representing, connecting with and supporting all singers and singing teachers.​

Conference Gala Dinner

Don’t miss the Conference Gala Dinner, where delegates will celebrate old friendships and make new connections, whilst being entertained by local artists. Held on-site at the Pullman Hotel, this is sure to be a beautiful evening of memories and fun! 


Special Interest Groups

Special interest groups – classical, contemporary, musical theatre, research, and young voice – will again run throughout the conference with allocated times for discussion and networking.

Pullman Adelaide - South Australia

ANATS is delighted to be hosting our conference in the beautiful city of Adelaide, South Australia. The venue for the conference will be the Pullman Hotel (16 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide SA 5000). Accommodation is available onsite, with many other options close by.

How to get to the conference

Information on how to get to the conference can be found here.


Further information on accommodation and instructions on how to book the discounted conference rate at the Pullman Adelaide and Ibis Adelaide can be found here.

Download the program

To view the preliminary conference program click here.

(Full conference program to follow soon).

COVID-19 Plan

Conference cancellation: in the event of the in-person conference being cancelled, the conference will move entirely online. Delegates will be given the option of obtaining a full refund or transferring to online registration (with the balance of registration refunded).

Travel restrictions: if a delegate is unable to attend the conference due to COVID-related government restrictions, they will be given the option of obtaining a full refund or transferring to an online registration (with the balance of registration refunded).

In-person considerations: ANATS will be following a COVID-safe plan onsite according to SA government advice, protocols and procedures.


Keynote speakers

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Prof. Ingo Titze (Online)

Ingo R. Titze is a pioneer in Vocology, a field he defined as the study of vocalization.

He was born in Hirschberg, Germany, in the heat of World War 2 and immigrated to the US in 1955.

Much of his life has been devoted to singing, both classical and contemporary. As a young tenor, he began to study the physics that underlie voice production. He received a Master degree in Electrical Engineering in 1965 and a Ph.D. degree in Physics in 1972. In industry, he worked as a Research Engineer for Argonne National Lab,  North American Aviation, the Boeing Company, and Bell Telephone Laboratories.

In academia, he held positions in physics and electrical engineering at Brigham Young University,

California State Polytechnic University, the University of Petroleum & Minerals in Saudi Arabia,

Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, and a final long-term appointment as Distinguished

Professor at the University of Iowa. He is the Founder and President of the

National Center for Voice and Speech, and first President of the Pan-American Vocology Association.

He has published over 500 articles in scientific and educational journals. His book publications include Principles of Voice Production (1994), The Myoelastic-Aerodynamic Theory of Phonation (2006), Vocology: The Science and Practice of Voice Habilitation (2012), and Fascinations with the Human Voice (2010). His research interests include biomechanics of human tissues, acoustic phonetics, speech science, voice disorders, professional voice production, and computer simulation of voice. In 2007, he was awarded the Silver Medal Award from the Acoustical Society of America, and in 2020 The Voice Foundation established the Sundberg-Titze Award to honor two colleagues who have dedicated their lives to the art and science of singing. Prof. Titze has been married to Kathy Pittard Titze for nearly 53 years and has four children and nine grandchildren.

Dr. Shannon Coates (Online)

Shannon Coates is a voice teacher, speaker, and educator who holds three vocal performance degrees from the University of Toronto, culminating in a Doctorate of Musical Arts specializing in Voice Pedagogy.

Following nearly two decades of owning and operating a successful independent voice studio in dual urban and suburban demographics (where she taught all the singers you find in every voice studio from the six-year old who practices more than the rest of the studio combined, to the chorister who has been singing The Messiah from memory since before you were born, to the teenager who is finding new purpose in life through music, to the singer-songwriter whose poetry makes you weep, to the pro and pro-track performers who want a technique refresh), in 2019, Shannon shifted her focus to working exclusively with voice teachers and to developing training and educational resources specifically for independent teachers. Along with her mentoring role, Shannon regularly contributes to the larger voice teaching community through service to voice associations (most recently as the Past-President of NATS Ontario), presentations at international conferences, and by speaking to associations and teacher groups throughout the world. She enjoys a significant social media presence which she uses to curate and distribute information related to voice pedagogy, and to promote and discuss the subjects she is especially passionate about: making teaching best practices explicit and applicable in the independent voice studio and creating inclusive voice studios. In September, 2022, Shannon launched The VoicePed UnDegree; an online training course designed specifically for independent voice teachers to be able to complete from the comfort of their own homes/studios/offices while not having to stop teaching in order to get better at, well, teaching.

More information about Shannon can be found on her website

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Dr. Trineice Robinson-Martin (Online)

As an internationally recognized voice pedagogue in contemporary music, Dr. Trineice Robinson-Martin has dedicated her career to performing and developing resources for teaching jazz, gospel/Christian, R&B, rock, country and pop singing styles in an applied/private voice lesson setting. She maintains faculty positions as a lecturer, voice teacher, and ensemble director at Princeton University, and newly formed in Fall 2021, Roc Nation School of Music, Sports, and Entertainment at Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus. In addition to her academic appointments, Dr. Trineice is a certified instructor and faculty member of the LoVetri Institute for Somatic Voicework™ at Baldwin Wallace; serves on the National Faculty in the academic division of Gospel Music Workshop of America, serves as the Executive Director of the African American Jazz Caucus Inc., serves as a Board of Director for the Jazz Education Network, serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Singing, and is a member of the distinguished American Academy of Teachers of Singing.


As creator of Soul Ingredients® Methodology, Robinson offers virtual and in-person Teacher Training courses in Soul Ingredients® Voice Teacher Training Academy and LoVetri Institute and in is the founder of Soul Ingredients® Voice Studio. Soul Ingredients® methodology shows students how to take their personal experiences, musical influences, and models, and execute the various components in a manner that is personal to the singer/performer’s own expression.


The title of Dr. Trineice’s 2021 debut album, All Or Nothing, billed under “Trineice Robinson” reflects the whole-hearted spirit with which she’s approached every facet of her wide-ranging career. It captures the passion, confidence, and dazzling scope of her rich, expressive voice, which DownBeat Magazine hails as “redolent with power… stunning.” But it also represents the dedication and commitment that she’s brought to an impressive career as a renowned educator, researcher, scholar, and clinician. She’s recorded with such jazz greats as Cyrus Chestnut, Nnenna Freelon, Kenny Davis, and Vince Ector, and was part of the “Standing in the Shadows of Motown” tour along with Peabo Bryson, Leela James, and James Jamerson Jr. New York Music Daily praised Robinson as “an individualist who defies categorization: there’s the immediacy of classic soul music here, coupled to jazz sophistication, gospel rapture and fervor.”


More information on Dr. Trineice Robinson-Martin and Soul Ingredients® methodology can be found at

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Tyran Parke (In-Person)

With credits that span Shakespeare, plays, musicals, cabaret, concerts and opera, Tyran Parke has twenty years of performing credits to his name.


He is now a much sought-after director, producer and teacher. He directed the all-star production of Follies at the Melbourne Recital Centre, followed by the acclaimed production of Barnum starring Todd McKenny and Rachael Beck and Chess starring Natalie Basingthwaighte.  

Other professional directing credits include the plays Thom Pain, Pool (no water), The Laramie Project, Great Expectations, and Proof; the musicals Jekyll and Hyde, Lovebites, Metro St, Cheek to Cheek, Rent, The Goodbye Girl, A Chorus Line, Hello Again, and the operas The Coronation of Poppea and The Fairy Queen.


Parke is a huge devotee to the work of Stephen Sondheim. Aside from Follies, Assassins – which toured throughout Victoria after its sell-out Melbourne season, was a highlight – Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George and Everything’s Coming Up Sondheim repeated this artistic success. In 2022 he will stage the national tour of Sondheim on Sondheim with an all-star cast.


Concert work includes the acclaimed Rob Mills is Surprisingly Good, Debra Byrne and Vika Bull in Tapestry, Caroline O’Connor’s From Broadway with Love and three separate national tours of From Broadway to La Scala over a six-year period.   


Other productions include the acclaimed, Ordinary Days (Green Room Award- Best Director), Big Fish (Broadway World and Glugg Nominations- Best Director), Falsetto’s (Green Room nomination- Best Director) and The Coronation of Poppea (Opera Chaser Award- Best Director of an Opera)


As a teacher, Parke has worked for all the major training institutions and is currently the Head of Music Theatre at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). He is also Artistic Director of Clovelly Fox Productions and Executive Producer at The Australian Musical Theatre Festival.

Masterclass and Workshop presenters

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Stuart Maunder (Classical)

Stuart Maunder AM is Artistic Director of State Opera South Australia.


For the last forty years Stuart has been directing musical theatre and opera. In 1992 he joined The Royal Opera (UK) as a Staff Director whilst continuing to direct in Australia, UK, France and USA. In 1993 Stuart directed the UK tour of Pirates of Penzance for D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, followed by seasons at Queens and Savoy Theatres in London.


In 1999 Stuart was appointed Artistic Administrator of Opera Australia, becoming Executive Producer 2004 - 2008. His OA productions include Tales of Hoffmann, Manon, Gypsy Princess, Don Pasquale, Romeo et Juliette and Iolanthe. His Trial by Jury, HMS Pinafore and Pirates of Penzance have been televised nationally on ABC TV.


Music Theatre productions include Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George, Sweeney Todd and A Little Night Music (Victorian Opera), My Fair Lady and A Little Night Music (Opera Australia), Australian tours of Dusty and Shout!, Little Women (Kookaburra), Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Phantom of the Opera in South Korea.


Recent productions have included The Gondoliers and Utopia Ltd for Scottish Opera and D’Oyly Carte, Cunning Little Vixen (Victorian Opera), Tosca and Candide (New Zealand Opera), Macbeth (West Australian Opera) and Voss, Turn of the Screw, La boheme, The Mikado, Carmen and Carousel (State Opera South Australia).


From 2014 to 2018 Stuart was General Director of New Zealand Opera.


In 2012 Stuart was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to opera

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Associate Professor Irene Bartlett (CCM)

Associate Professor Irene Bartlett is Head of Pedagogy, Coordinator of Contemporary Voice and Jazz Voice Studies at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, Australia. Irene is recognized nationally and internationally as a leading pedagogue in the fields of contemporary commercial music performance and singing voice pedagogy and, to date, she is one of only two pedagogues to receive the prestigious award of Australian Master Teacher by the Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing (ANATS). She has presented papers and workshops on contemporary singing styles at conferences and symposia including: the International Congress of Voice Teachers, the Pan European Voice Conference, Voice Foundation Symposium, the New Zealand Association of Teachers of Singing and the Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing conferences. Irene’s research and extensive teaching practice are centred on sustainable technique, vocal health, performance longevity and cross training for singers of all music styles. She has a lengthy publication record (journal articles and book chapters), most recently as an invited contributor to international publications “So You Want To Sing CCM (Contemporary Commercial Music): A Guide for Performers” and “Training Contemporary Commercial Singers”. Irene’s students (past and present) work as professional contemporary gig singers in ‘live’ performance venues and in the CCM recording industry; many are recipients of prestigious industry and academic awards.

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Lauren Henderson (Jazz)

Lauren Henderson is an Adelaide-based singer, composer, actor, educator and mother of two beautiful boys. A versatile musician known for her eclectic tastes in jazz, R&B/soul/hip hop, folk, music theatre and pop, she has had the pleasure of working with artists such as The Idea of North, Joe Chindamo, Nelson Dialect, Matthew Sheens, James Muller, Gian Slater, Michelle Nicolle, Anita Wardell, Anna Goldsworthy, Robyn Archer and The Lost and Found Orchestra (creators of STOMP!). Lauren has an acting degree with honours from Flinders Drama Centre. Lauren’s accolades include: Helpmann Academy Vocal Jazz Award (2013); Downbeat Student Music Award (2013); top twenty semi-finalist in the Theolonius Monk Competition for jazz voice (2015); Freedman Jazz Fellowship Nominee (2016) and Winner of the National Jazz Awards - voice (2020). Lauren is currently completing her qualification to become a certified Estill Master Trainer under the mentorship of Naomi Eyers and in 2019 her band Boomskully, released their debut E.P.  Lauren is the jazz voice lecturer at The University of Adelaide.

Dr. Carl Crossin (Conducting Workshop)

Dr. Carl Crossin OAM – conductor, educator, composer, arranger  – is widely respected as one of Australia’s leading choral conductors.  He has studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the University of Adelaide, Westminster Choir College in Princeton, USA, and was recently awarded the Doctor of Music degree from the Adelaide University.


Carl is Associate Professor of Music at the University of Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium of Music where he has served in several leadership positions, including Director of the Conservatorium.  Carl is currently Head of Vocal, Choral & Conducting Studies at the Conservatorium.


Carl is an experienced choral leader and regularly works as a guest conductor, choral clinician and conducting teacher for choral and educational organisations throughout Australia.


In December 2021, Carl stepped down as Artistic Director of the multi-award winning Adelaide Chamber Singers (ACS), a choir he founded in 1985 and subsequently guided to a position of national and international prominence and respect over the ensuing 36 years.


Under Carl’s direction, ACS has performed at major festivals in Australia, the UK, Europe, South East Asia and North America.  In 2006, Carl and ACS won the “Choir of the World at Kathaumixw” award in Canada, and in 2013, won two summa cum laude awards at international competitions in Rome and at Llangollen, Wales - including the “Choir of the World at Llangollen” award.


Carl has also enjoyed a long and fruitful association with Australia’s two nationally auditioned youth choirs: the National Youth Choir of Australia and Gondwana Chorale (with whom he has toured the USA, the UK, and the Baltic countries).


In 2007, Carl was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for his services to music and, in recognition of his long-standing and distinguished service to choral music, was inducted into the South Australian Music Hall of Fame in 2021.

Deborah Cheetham (Interview)

Deborah Cheetham, Yorta Yorta woman, soprano, composer and educator has been a leader and pioneer in the Australian arts landscape for more than 25 years. In the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours List, Cheetham was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO), for “distinguished service to the performing arts as an opera singer, composer and artistic director, to the development of Indigenous artists, and to innovation in performance”. 

In 2009, Deborah Cheetham established Short Black Opera as a national not-for-profit opera company devoted to the development of Indigenous singers. The following year she produced the premiere of her first opera Pecan Summer. This landmark work was Australia’s first Indigenous opera and has been a vehicle for the development of a new generation of Indigenous opera singers.

In March 2015 she was inducted onto the Honour Roll of Women in Victoria and in April 2018 received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of South Australia for her pioneering work and achievements in the music. 

Ms Cheetham’s Eumeralla, a war requiem for peace, premiered to sold out audiences on-country at the Port Fairy Spring Festival in October 2018 and at Hamer Hall in Melbourne with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra on June 15, 2019.

Deborah Cheetham’s list of commissions for major Australian ensembles including works for the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australia String Quartet, West Australian Symphony Orchestra String Quartet, Rubiks Collective, The Sydney Philharmonia, Plexus Collective, the Goldner Quartet and Flinders Quartet.

In 2019 Deborah Cheetham established the One Day in January project designed to develop and nurture Indigenous orchestral musicians. In this same year she received the Sir Bernard Heinze Memorial Award for service to music in Australia, the Merlyn Myer Prize for Composition and was inducted onto the Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll. 

Deborah Cheetham has been named the 2020 Composer-in-residence for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and begins her appointment at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash University as Professor of Australia Music practice.

Deborah is the 2019 winner of the prestigious Melbourne Prize for Music and was named Limelight Magazine’s Artist of the Year for 2019.

In 2020 Deborah describes herself as a “21st century urban woman who is Yorta Yorta by birth, stolen generation by policy, soprano by diligence, composer by necessity and lesbian by practice.”

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