2024 National Musical Theatre Competition Application Deadline

September 15, 2023

The National Musical Theatre Competition is the first national competition for the musical theatre soloist.

NATS National Musical Theatre Competition logo newHow It Works: The National Musical Theatre Competition is seeking the best emerging musical theatre 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 2023 (application available mid-February 2023). Approximately 24 singers advance to the semifinal and final rounds in early January 2024 during the NATS 2024 winter workshop in New York City. The winner will then perform at the 58th NATS national conference to be held in Knoxville, Tennessee, June 28 - July 2, 2024.

  • 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.
  • Competition Dates: 
      Live rounds - October 14-15, 2023 at Opera America National Opera Center (Charles MacKay Studio) in NYC.
      Online Auditions - Video submission deadline is October 15, 2023*
      Early January 2024 in New York City as part of the 2024 NATS Winter Workshop. 
  • Deadline to Apply: September 15, 2023

*If you are planning to submit for the online round you must complete your application by the September 15, 2023 deadline date, but you will have approx. 30 days after the deadline date to upload your audition videos.

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