New England NATS 2015 Regional Auditions
As NATS members, we agree that we see the most improvement and motivation in our students when they are encouraged to perform, whether in recital, master class, or competition. They sing with more purpose and more energy, and the improvement is very often evident. We hope that you will encourage your students to take the time to enter this competition and represent our chapter…and let their voices be heard!
From the Boston NATS Chapter, 2014 National Musical Theatre Student Auditions 2nd place finalist Gabrielle Corsino.
Submit your videos to the Boston Chapter by March 1st, 2015! Your students have a chance to win part of the $30,000.00 in cash prizes that are awarded by the National Student Auditions each year. On top of this, your students will receive written feedback on their performances at every level of the Auditions. Your student’s entries must videotaped and uploaded to YouTube for initial judging. National semifinalists and finalists perform live at the NATS National Workshop in Charleston, SC in July 2015.
We encourage you to enter students who have been semi finalists and finalists in the Boston Song Fest 2014. Please send your strongest students.
FEE: The initial New England NATS Regional audition (due March 1st to the Boston Chapter) is free. If you move on to the National You Tube screening round the the fee is $75.00. This covers the cost of every round moving forward through the finals. This also includes the pianist (if you choose to use the house pianist) at the Semi finals and Finals in North Carolina.
There are four rounds to this competition:
Round 1 – We submit your student’s videos to the New England NATS Region. Out of these videos the judges will select the three top performances in each division, and send it along to the National judges.
Round 2 is the National You Tube screening – (700 singers) – here the National judges will select the top 14 in each division to participate in the live semi finals. (168 singers)
Round 3 Semi Finals which is on July 7, 2015 – at the NATS Summer Workshop at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Here singers perform their selections in front of a judging panel and 3 from each division will advance to Finals (38 singers).
Round 4 is the final live performances held also on July 7th, 2015 at the NATS Summer workshop at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Step 1: Read all requirements here! Don’t forget to read the video submission guidelines as well. (Info about No Photocopies, live pianist etc)
Step 2: Include the following information when submitting the video links to Boston NATS:
- Classical or Musical Theatre
- Singer’s Full Name
- Age as of March 5th, 2015
- Include a photocopy of a valid ID (license, birth certificate)
- Singer’s Email
- School if applicable
- Teacher’s full name
- Teacher’s email
- Teacher affiliation (school name or private studio):
Questions? Please email Noel Smith, Massachusetts NATS Regional Governor and Boston NATS Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.