We thank all the young singers who have applied for the 2017 National Student Auditions. An exciting display of talented musicianship will unfold as we progress toward the semifinal and final rounds, taking place during the 2017 Summer Workshop in Boulder, Colorado.
NATS student audition participation has grown to thousands each year. Students participate in chapter, district, and region auditions, receiving 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, spirituals and other contemporary musical styles and genres as well.
Below is a compilation stories from around the country about this season's regional winners, many of whom are now auditioning at the national level. Have an online article of local winners that you'd like to share? Send us the link in an . We will continue to add stories as they come in!
USD Dominates NATS Competition At NSU
Voice students from the University of South Dakota Music Department earned top accolades at the South Dakota National Association of Teachers of Singing tournament hosted at Northern State University March 25.
Students to perform musical recitals
The pair participated in the National Association of Teachers of Singing competition. Jones advanced to the semifinals her sophomore year for her musical theatre pieces, and Armantrout was a finalist who placed second overall her sophomore year.
Spearfish girl uses pageant as platform to educate others about dyslexia
Burnett is a soprano with a specialty in classical arias and will also compete at the National Association of Teachers of Singing competition in March. She won the high school division last year and will compete in the freshman college division this year, three years ahead of her current status as a sophomore in high school.
SLU vocalists claim awards at Louisiana competition
Southeastern Louisiana University students who were honored at the recent Louisiana Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing competition included...
Aaron Ferster, of Dornsife, was one of the Susquehanna students who recently participated in the National Association for Teachers of Singing (NATS) Eastern Region Conference and Student Auditions.
Transylvania Choral Society Awards Scholarship To Claire Griffin Of BHS - Brevard, NC
Claire Griffin, a junior at Brevard High School, has been awarded the Transylvania Choral Society Scholarship for 2017. Griffin will use the award to study at the Brevard Music Center. A voice student of Dr. Kathryn Gresham at Brevard College, this year Griffin placed first in both state and regional competitions held by the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
Andrea Veal Voice Studio members place first and second in state-wide vocal competition last month. The Granite State chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) held its annual state-wide vocal competition for classical singers in Manchester on April 15.... Contestants hailed from communities throughout New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Vermont.