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Mario Martínez recognized for strong, kind leadership

Published April 11, 2023

Mario E. Martínez, Nazareth’s interim dean of visual & performing arts, is the 2023 National Association of Teachers of Singing, or NATS, eastern region conference honoree — recognized for strong, kind leadership.

Martínez is serving his last year as governor of the eastern region of NATS.

"I am humbled by this recognition and grateful to the amazing team I have had the privilege to work with during these years of purposeful service to the NATS organization," said Martínez.

He was recognized during the annual regional conference held at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, March 16-19. More than 200 students, teachers, coaches, pianists, and guests gathered for an intensive calendar of events that included auditions, guest workshops, masterclasses, presentations, and performances in a variety of topics.

Mario’s leadership over the past four years as the eastern region governor of the National Association of Teachers of Singing has been unparalleled. He is the perfect leader, an incredible administrator guided by kindness,said Hope Hudson, NATS New York district governor.

NATS is one of the most prestigious professional musical organizations, nationally and internationally, with a membership of about 7,000. The Eastern Region of NATS, the biggest region within the organization, comprises the New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware, and Quebec districts.

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Mario Martinez, Nazareth’s interim dean of visual & performing arts, was recognized during the annual regional conference held at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, March 16-19.