Cal-Western Region Hybrid Student Auditions and Conference

January 12 - 14, 2024

The 2024 Cal-Western NATS Regional auditions will be held as hybrid auditions. Because the Regional auditions serve to select the students who advance to the National You-Tube round, we adhere closely to all national NATS standards. The Regional auditions are not directly connected to the chapter/district auditions. This means any student studying with a NATS teacher in the Cal-Western region may participate, regardless of participation or placement in chapter/district auditions. Conversely, placing in chapter/district auditions does not affect standing in the regional auditions.

The first round of auditions will be held virtually in the fall of 2023. The live semi-finals and finals will be held at the 2024 Regional Conference and Auditions at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, from January 12-14, 2024. Students must
present the SAME repertoire at all rounds of the auditions, including the national rounds.

**Timeline for 2023-24**

October 6* Registration opens for the first round. Registration includes all student information and YouTube links.

November 9* Registration closes. Suggested District deadlines are as follows:

Utah District Deadline: 11-4-23
Arizona District Deadline: 11-5-23
Northern California District Deadline: 11-6-23
Southern California Deadline: 11-7-23
Hawaii District Deadline: 11-8-23
Nevada District Deadline: 11-9-23

November 9-15* Vetting and remediation period.

November 16* Judging assignments sent out. All teachers with participating students must judge or provide a substitute judge AT THE TOME OF REGISTRATION. NO exceptions.

December 7* Judging assignments due.

December 9/10* The top 7 students in each category or sub-category will be announced. These students will participate in the live semi-finals in Utah. Sub-categories may be combined in the semi-finals in accordance with the national rules.

January 13* Live semi-finals. All teachers with participating students are required to judge or provide a substitute judge.

January 14* Finals. The top 3 students in each category or sub-category will perform a 3 minute selection (audition cuts are permitted in the finals only). Any NATS member present can vote to rank each category.

**These dates are dependent on the completion of vetting, remediation, and judging, and therefore are subject to change.

Please send any questions to Emily Sinclair, Auditions Chair, at

More Information

Cal-Western Region

Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah

Cal-Western Region Website

Regional Governor

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