NATS Artist Awards (NATSAA)

"Throughout its history, the purpose of [NATSAA] has been to select, through a series of elimination rounds on the district, regional, and national levels, singers whose artistry indicates that they are ready for a professional career and to encourage them toward that goal with a cash prize and the opportunity for performance engagements."
- Edward Baird, NATS President, 1985-1987


The NATS Artist Awards Competition (NATSAA) is designed to assist singers prepared to launch a professional career. Presented by the National Association of Teachers of Singing, NATSAA is known nationally as one of the most prestigious awards for classical vocalists, offering more than $50,000 in cash and prizes. 

The NATSAA application deadline is September 9, 2019.

NATSAA is open only to NATS members and their students. 

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The 46th NATS Artist Awards semifinal and final rounds will take place in New York, NY, January 10-12, 2020, at The Roosevelt Hotel, and in proximity to a wide audience of artist managers and industry professionals. 

The competition is in conjunction with the National Association of Teachers of Singing Winter Workshop.  

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