NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Performer and educator Dr. Diana Allan, who earned a Master of Arts in vocal performance from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1989, will be installed as the president of the National Association of Teachers of Singing during the organization’s biennial business meeting on July 6 at the 57th National Conference in Chicago.
“NATS is fortunate to have so many talented professionals in our organization,” Executive Director Allen Henderson said in a press release from NATS. “I have full confidence that these elected officers will lead this organization forward with great conviction, talent and dedication to serving the NATS membership. The NATS staff and I are thrilled to work with these individuals for the next two years as we set forth on our continued path of success.”
Allan, a soprano, has appeared in operatic and concert performances throughout the Mid- and Southwest as well as Germany, the Czech Republic, Italy and Brazil. In addition to her public performing, she has more than 30 years university-level teaching experience, including 26 years teaching at The University of Texas at San Antonio as well as a recent teaching assignment at Missouri Southern State University in her hometown of Joplin, Missouri.
Allan has students singing, teaching and working in the arts all over the country. Her students have been national finalists in the National Opera Association Competition, as regional Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions winners, and as a Presidential Scholar of the Arts and a National Federation of Music Club regional award winner.
Allan has been a NATS member for more than 40 years.