September 15, 2021
The National Music Theater Competition is the first national competition for the music theater soloist.
How It Works: The National Music Theater Competition is seeking the best emerging music theater soloists, those who just need that one break to move their careers forward. To be eligible, applicants must be between ages 20-28 as of the application deadline date. Preliminary rounds of the competition are scheduled to take place in Fall 2021. Approximately 24 singers advance to the semifinal and final rounds – to be held during the NATS 2022 Winter Workshop - January, 2022 (dates TBD) in New York City. The winner will then perform at the 57th NATS National Conference to be held in Chicago, July 2-6, 2022.
Entry Fee: $90 (or $75 for students of NATS members).
Prizes: The winner is awarded more than $5,000 in prizes in addition to a concert at the next NATS National Conference; second prize is awarded more than $2,500; third prize is $1,000.
Live Auditions - Dates and location(s) TBD
Online Auditions - Video submission deadline is October 15, 2021.
SEMIFINAL AND FINAL ROUNDS
January, 2022 (dates TBD) in New York City as part of the 2022 NATS Winter Workshop. Approximately 24 singers will advance to the semifinal round in New York City.
Deadline to Apply: September 15, 2021