SPECIFIC INFORMATION ABOUT THE 2014 ART SONG COMPETITION AWARD WILL BE AVAILABLE NO LATER THAN THE FALL OF 2013
NATS offers a cash award, plus a performance of the winning composition at a NATS Conference, to the composer of the winning song cycle, group of songs, or extended single song. Competition is open to any composer whose submitted work meets the prescribed requirements, and who pays the competition entry fee.
"The purpose of the Art Song Composition Award [formerly the Vocal Composition Award] program... is to stimulate the creation of quality vocal literature through the cooperation of singer and composer."
DEADLINE - ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY DECEMBER 1, 2013.
PROCEDURE - Beginning this year all applications for the Art Song Competition Award will be submitted electronically.
The following are required material for entry:
2012 Art Song Composition Award Winner:
"It's an exciting time to be a NATS member. While other professional associations are cutting back on member services for voice teachers, NATS keeps adding benefits and partnerships for members and students. I'm excited about the new music theater competition, the Orlando conference, and the partnership with Carnegie Hall - The Achievement Program - to mention a few. To borrow Joan Boytim'a phrase, I'm more 'nuts about NATS' than ever!" -Cynthia Vaughn, proud NATS member since 1984