An active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), Norman Spivey has served on the board of the NATS Foundation, as president of the Allegheny Mountain Chapter, governor of the Pennsylvania District, governor of the Eastern Region, national vice-president for NATS Workshops, and as national president. He is currently the NATS immediate past-president, as well as director of the NATS Intern Program.
He was selected as a master teacher for the 2010 NATS Intern Program, and also participated in the Intern Program as a local coordinator (1997) and as an intern (1994). His writings on teacher development and musical theatre singing have appeared in the NATS Journal of Singing.
In 2011 Spivey was invited to join the distinguished American Academy of Teachers of Singing (AATS).