Rio Grande Chapter Conference

March 11 - 12, 2022

Dear Rio Grande NATS Members:

We are gearing up for our In-Person Conference on Friday & Saturday, March 11-12, 2022 at the University of New Mexico. Registration opens February 1, 2022 and will remain open until February 15, 2022. All student information, repertoire, teacher registration, and fees must be submitted and paid by February 15th.

No repertoire changes will be allowed through AuditionWare after February 15th. Repertoire changes may occur after the deadline via email to the Auditions Chair. The deadline for any repertoire changes (after registration closes) for those seeking approval from the Auditions Chair will be March 9th. There will be a mandatory judges meeting on March 11, 2022 at 3:00pm MST at the start of the conference. As a friendly reminder, you must be available to judge and attend the mandatory judges meeting in order for your students to compete. 


Guests to UNM are required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours. Masks are to be worn at all times by everyone regardless of vaccination status. Masks will be worn by singers at all times, including while singing/performing. All participants and visitors will be required to wear medical grade masks.


Please be advised that most (if not all) of the preliminary rounds of auditions will occur on Friday, March 11th in the afternoon and evening (not on Satruday), so please plan your travel accordingly. 

On Saturday March 12th, the morning will begin with a masterclass from our guest clinician, Daniel Hunter-Holly, the current auditions chair for the Texoma region. Following the morning masterclass, any needed semifinal rounds will occur. At the conclusion of the semifinals will be the annual Rio Grande business meeting with the live finals concert following directly after the meeting is adjourned.

Rio Grande NATS registration fees of $10 will be assessed for each participating teacher and $20 for each participating student. (Another $20 will be charged for an additional category.) All fees are paid online. Teacher and student registration must be completed on this website. All current members of the Rio Grande Chapter are elligble to register 10 students for the conference. Pianists may play for up to 10 singers total. Please be advised that teachers are not allowed to play for thier own student. For questions about audition regulations, categories, repertoire, or registration, please contact this year's Auditions Chair: Gregory Gallagher - Please visit our Rio Grande NATS website or our Rio Grande NATS Facebook page to stay current with conference updates. 

We look forward to your participation in this year's Rio Grande Student Auditions and Conference.  

Thank you!  


Click Here for Registration Instructions!!!!


Pertinent Information:

  1. Your payment will be processed through the NATS website just as your dues are processed and the funds will be forwarded to your chapter based on the registration deadlines your chapter sets and coordinates with the NATS Executive Office. Using this manner will also allow a detailed receipt to be stored in your member account for you to reference at any time for tax or reimbursement purposes. 
  2. You will be able to enter repertoire at the time of registration for ease of vetting by those responsible for approving repertoire.

Rio Grande Chapter - Website
Travis Sherwood, President