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National Student Auditions
Semifinals and Finals - 2014

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Semifinals - Finalists named in inaugural National Student Auditions

Finals - 12 winners named in National Student Auditions

Competition Information

All Division Semifinal Rounds - Sunday, July 6 - 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
(Boston Conservatory)

Lower Division Final Rounds - Monday, July 7 - 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
(Salon H-K - 4th floor)

Upper Division Final Rounds & Awards - Monday, July 7 - 1-4 p.m.
(Salon H-K - 4th floor)
Awards for lower divisions will be announced between Upper Divisions

Check-In Process

Saturday, July 5: Boston Marriott Copley Place

  • All competitors are expected to arrive. Registration is open 8am-5pm, and all competitors will need to check in at registration upon arrival.
  • Staff accompanists are not available to any participant in the National Student Auditions for practice before the semifinal round.  The names of the practice rooms are: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.  All practice rooms are located on the fifth floor of the hotel.  Sign-up sheets will be posted on or beside each door of these rooms.   
  • Note: If you are not able to check in at the Boston Marriott Copley Place by 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 5, you will be required to check in at The Boston Conservatory no less than one hour prior to your audition time.

Semifinal Round Information & Schedule

Semifinal Round Audition Schedule - Posted June 27, 2014 pdf_icon.gif

Congratulations on your advancement to the Semifinal round of auditions for the NATS National Student Auditions. 

Here are some important details regarding your audition:

Date: Sunday, July 6, 2014

Location: Boston Conservatory of Music

Time:  9:00 a.m. start time for Categories I, III, V, VII, IX, and XII
           1:30 p.m. start time for Categories II, IV, VI, VIII, X, XI

Each singer has been assigned a specific audition time and consideration has been given to those competing in more than one category in order to allow sufficient time in between auditions. At this time, there will be NO adjustments made to audition times - this is considered the FINAL schedule.
 
Attire: Standard audition attire - dress or skirt and blouse for women and suit and tie for men.
 
Rehearsal: There will be no rehearsal time allotted for singers using the staff accompanists in the semifinal round.  However, there are several practice rooms at The Boston Conservatory that you may use for warm up, and you will have the opportunity to confer quietly with the accompanist in the audition room just before singing regarding tempo, etc. If you are bringing your own accompanist, you are welcome to use the practice rooms at the Boston Conservatory with your accompanist, and there are also practice rooms available 6am-12am each day at the Boston Marriott Copley Place.
 
Procedure: The semifinal round of auditions will be performed in a variety of spaces (classrooms to concert halls), running concurrently at the Boston Conservatory of Music.  The auditions are open to the public; but some spaces may have limited seating and we will only admit as many audience members as the space allows – first come, first served.

The time limits for the various categories are listed on the NATS website in the “Repertoire Requirements” section. The singer will begin with his or her choice from the repertoire that was performed for the YouTube Round of the competition.  S/he will sing this selection in its entirety.  The judges will then request subsequent selections from the repertoire list, using the fully allotted time. 

The singer should introduce him or herself by name and announce the title, larger work (if applicable), and composer of his or her starting piece.  There should be no mention of the teacher’s name or of the name of the student’s school or region.

At the completion of the auditions for each category, the scores will be tallied.  The results will be posted in the lobby of the Boston Conservatory of Music until 5pm, and then moved to the Boston Marriott Copley Place, near the Registration area. Evaluation/Comment Sheets from the Judges will be available for the singers to pick up at the Boston Conservatory of Music until 5pm, and then moved to the Boston Marriott Copley Place for pickup during Registration hours (8am-5pm each day). Please be sure to have your Conference Badge and photo ID with you in order to obtain these Comment Sheets. 

Results will also be posted on the NATS website once they’re finalized for ALL categories – this will be AFTER 5pm on Sunday, July 6. We also encourage you to download the Guidebook app, NATS 53rd National Convention program, and we will have the results posted there.

Three singers within each audition category will advance to the final round.

Judges will confer and an announcement will be made as soon as possible. Immediately following the announcement, finalists can set up rehearsal times with the accompanist for the final round. 

Copyright: Remember that you must bring a legally purchased copy of your music for the pianist. The use of photocopied music is prohibited.  If you have purchased your sheet music from an online source, be sure to also bring a separate sheet proving the performer has purchased the music or a copyright notice at the bottom of the music that includes the performer’s name.

Final Round Information & Schedule 

Date: Monday, July 7, 2014

Location: Salons H-K, Boston Marriott Hotel, Copley Place

Time: 10 a.m. start time for Categories I - VIII

           1 p.m. start time for Categories IX – XII

           See schedule below for specific details

Attire: Standard audition attire - dress or skirt and blouse for women and suit and tie for men.

Rehearsal: Each Finalist will have a rehearsal with a Staff Accompanist immediately preceding his or her audition.  There are practice rooms available for warm-up as well. If you are bringing your own Accompanist, the Boston Marriott Copley Place has practice rooms available 6am-12am each day. 

Procedure: The final round of auditions will be performed in concert format.  The auditions are open to the public, but guests MUST purchase a ticket to the Final Round. Tickets are available onsite at the Boston Marriott Copley Place: 8am-5pm at the Registration Desk for $10 each. Admittance will NOT be granted without the proper ticket.

The singer will perform one selection of his or her choice from the repertoire that was performed for the YouTube and semifinal rounds of the competition.  S/he will sing this selection in its entirety.

The singer should introduce him or herself by name and announce the title, larger work (if applicable), and composer of his or her piece.  There should be no mention of the teacher’s name or of the name of the student’s school or region.

At the completion of the auditions for each category, the scores will be tallied.  The results for all categories will be announced between the competitive categories in the afternoon session of the auditions.  (See schedule below for specific details.)

Copyright: Remember that you must bring a legally purchased copy of your music for the pianist. The use of photocopied music is prohibited.  If you have purchased your sheet music from an online source, be sure to also bring a separate sheet proving the performer has purchased the music or a copyright notice at the bottom of the music that includes the performer’s name.

NSA National Finals Schedule - Monday, July 7, 2014
All Events will take place in Salons H-K, Boston Marriott Copley Place 

Eight lower categories (I – VIII) sing in the morning at the conference

             9:30 am           Category I Finalists meet pianists backstage to travel to rehearsal rooms to rehearse

            10:00 am          Category I Finals begin

            10:00 am          Category II Finalists meet pianists backstage to travel to rehearsal rooms to rehearse

            10:15 am          Category II Finals begin

            10:15 am          Category V Finalists meet pianists backstage to travel to rehearsal rooms to rehearse

            10:30 am          Category V Finals begin

            10:30 am          Category VI Finalists meet pianists backstage to travel to rehearsal rooms to rehearse

            10:45 am          Category VI Finals begin

            10:45 am          Category III Finalists meet pianists backstage to travel to rehearsal rooms to rehearse

            11:00 am          Category III Finals begin

            11:00 am          Category IV Finalists meet pianists backstage to travel to rehearsal rooms to rehearse

            11:15 am          Category IV Finals begin

            11:15 am          Category VII Finalists meet pianists backstage to travel to rehearsal rooms to rehearse

            11:30 am          Category VII Finals begin

            11:30 am          Category VIII Finalists meet pianists backstage to travel to rehearsal rooms to rehearse

            11:45 am          Category VIII Finals begin

Four upper categories (IX-XII) sing in the afternoon at the conference

            12:30 pm          Category IX Finalists meet pianists backstage to travel to rehearsal rooms to rehearse

              1:00 pm          Category IX Finals begin

              1:00 pm          Category X Finalists meet pianists backstage to travel to rehearsal rooms to rehearse

              1:30 pm          Announcement of Winners for Categories I, II, V, and VI

              1:45 pm          Category X Finals begin

              1:45 pm          Category XI Finalists meet pianists backstage to travel to rehearsal rooms to rehearse

              2:15 pm          Announcement of Winners for Categories III, IV, VII, and VIII

              2:30 pm          Category XI Finals begin

              2:30 pm          Category XII Finalists meet pianists backstage to travel to rehearsal rooms to rehearse

              3:00 pm          Announcement of Winners for Categories IX and X

              3:15 pm          Category XII Finals begin

              4:00 pm          Announcement of Winners for Categories XI and XII

Registration 

Registration for the conference is complimentary for contestants. Parents, teachers and/or chaperones will be required to purchase a conference registration if they will be attending anything other than the semifinal and/or final* rounds of the competition.

Contestants: When you arrive at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, you will need to go to the conference registration area and give them your name. You will receive your conference name badge and registration materials, including any tickets that may have been purchased to attend special events. The name badge will allow you to enter any of the program sessions except the Thomas Hampson concert and the 70th Anniversary Gala Banquet.

The Thomas Hampson concert and Gala Banquet are considered special events and require a separately purchased ticket. You need to purchase these tickets at the conference registration desk (4th floor lobby).

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