National Student Auditions


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

In 1952 the Southwest District Convention featured a student competition, the first of what would later be known as NATS Student Auditions. As NATS grew, so did student auditions, and now thousands of students participate in chapter, district, and region auditions each year, providing students with constructive feedback on their progress and deemed by members as one of the most important activities NATS organizes.

Originally for classical repertoire only, auditions now encompass music theater as well. NATS members provide thousands of hours of volunteer service to organize, execute, and judge auditions each year – providing a valuable service to singers of all ages. Previously, student auditions ended at the region level in many parts of the country.

In 2013, the NATS Board of Directors approved the launch of NATIONAL level student auditions for the first time in NATS history, which began in 2014. The national semifinals and finals have been held each of the last two years in Boston and Greensboro, North Carolina, respectively. 

More information about the 2015 NATS National Student Auditions and changes to the lower rounds will be coming soon! 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) l Video Submission Guidelines l Student Auditions Guidelines (August 2015)