2023 National Student Auditions deadline to apply

April 14, 2023

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The annual National Student Auditions is an exciting experience where student singers perform and receive written feedback, along with national prize totals of more than $44,000 and additional awards presented at region and chapter auditions!

How It Works: In this national event, the top performers in each NATS region compete with other top artists from across the continent. Students of NATS members will begin by performing during their region auditions. The top five singers from each eligible region category advance to the national online preliminary round, where entrants submit videos of their performances for adjudication by a panel of international judges. Fourteen singers from each of the 18 categories (plus the Hall Johnson Spirituals Competition during conference years and the American Negro Spirituals Categories in non-conference years) advance to the national semifinal round. The top three singers from each category will be selected to compete in the final round. The national semifinal and final rounds will be held in conjunction with the 2023 NATS summer workshop.

  • Entry Fee: $75 per category
  • Prizes: Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will total at least $44,000.
  • Competition Dates: Online national screening begins second Friday in April, with the national semifinals and finals scheduled in conjunction with the NATS summer workshop. 
  • Deadline to Apply: April 14, 2023 (applications by emailed invitation-only, following region auditions)

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