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National Music Theater Competition Now Accepting Online Applications

Emerging music theater soloists will vie for cash prizes, career-management services packages and more.
posted on 12:19 PM, January 19, 2016

Online applications for the 2016 National Music Theater Competition – the national competition for the emerging music theater soloist – are now being accepted. The competition is open to singers age 20-28 as of March 1, 2016.

 A few competition specifics:

  • Applicants can submit audition materials online or audition at one of three live locations.
  • All application materials must be submitted by March 1, 2016; applicants auditioning online have until May 15 to upload preliminary-round videos.
  • In addition to being held online, preliminary rounds will also take place at three locations: the Manhattan School of Music in New York City (May 21); Roosevelt University in Chicago (May 21); and in Los Angeles at Cal State University-Fullerton (May 15).
  • Semifinal and final rounds will take place at the NATS National Conference in Chicago, July 8-9. Approximately 24 singers will advance to the semifinal round.
  • The preliminary round will comprise three contrasting music theater selections exclusively from Broadway and Off-Broadway original shows and revivals.
  • Application fee is $90 ($75 for students of NATS members).
  • Judges at all rounds will include casting agents and managers from the top agencies in the industry in addition to veteran performers, coaches and teachers.
  • 1st Prize is $5,000 plus a concert at the next NATS National Conference, a $1,000 Gift Certificate from Hal Leonard Corporation and a Career Management Services package from Stage Door Access; 2nd Prize is $2,500 plus a $500 Gift Certificate from Hal Leonard Corporation; 3rd Prize is $1,000.

 For more details on the National Music Theater Competition, and to apply, click here.