JaMya Bell, a senior vocal music student from Madison, MS, competed and received first place at the Southern Region National Association of Teachers of Singing. The region consists of Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas. By winning first place, that qualifies her for national competition in the Summer of 2021. JaMya serves as the Alto Section Leader in the MSA Chorale and as Choir Historian.
National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members in the United States, Canada, and nearly 30 other countries. Internationally, NATS is represented in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom, with the number of countries growing every year.