National Student Auditions

The exciting experience of regional NATS Student Auditions, where singers perform and receive written feedback, is now an annual national competition with total prizes of over $35,000!

How It Works: The long-standing tradition of regional NATS Student Auditions now offers the opportunity for the top performers in each region to compete with other top artists from around the country. Students of NATS members will begin by performing during their regional auditions. Five singers from each regional category will advance to a national online screening round, where entrants will submit a video of their performances for adjudication by a panel of national judges. Fourteen singers from each of the 14 categories (plus the Hall Johnson Spirituals Competition during conference years) will advance to the semifinal round where three singers from each category will be selected to compete in the final round.  The national semifinal and final rounds will be held in conjunction with the 2018 NATS National Conference - June 22-26, 2018 in Las Vegas.

Entry Fee: $75 per category

Prizes: Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will total at least $35,000.

Competition Dates: Online national screening begins in April 2018, with the national semifinals and finals scheduled as part of the 2018 NATS National Conference - June 22-26, 2018 in Las Vegas.

Deadline to Apply: April 13, 2018 (applications by emailed invitation-only, following regional auditions)

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