Registration is early this year!!!

DATES, location and registration DEADLINES and schedule of FEES

2018 Auditions

Friday, February 2nd and Saturday, February 3rd, 2018
James Madison University
Kevin McMillan, site coordinator

Registration Dates and Deadlines

December 1, 2017

  • Registration opens

****December 15, 2017****

  • Registration closes
  • All payments due
  • Last date for a student to drop from the auditions and receive a refund of the student audition fee.  Refunds will be paid at the conclusion of the conference.
  • Deadline for online changes to repertoire (changes can only be made at VANATS conference using the Change of Repertoire Form.  Regionals does not allow changes in repertoire after registration.

Schedule should be emailed approximately 2 weeks before the auditions

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Special Lecture with Renée Fleming at University of Mary Washington


Mary Washington


Renee fleming


You Are Invited to Attend a Special Lecture

Sound Health: Music and the Mind

Hear renowned soprano…

Renée Fleming to speak about the role music plays in understanding the brain and its evolving role in therapy.

University of Mary Washington’s Dodd Auditorium

Monday, September 25, 2017, 4-5:00 p.m.

Free and Open to the Public

For more information or to purchase tickets to her performance with the UMW Philharmonic on Tuesday, Sept 26, call 540/654-1324 or email

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VANATS in Colorado

(from left) Lucy Hoyt, Margaret McNulty, Cara Transtrom, Lara Jacobson & Pamela Beasley


Several members of VANATS had a great time at the Boulder Colorado National NATS workshop! Congratulations to the following student winners:

Category 2 – High School Music Theater Men

2nd Place (tie): Parker Waters, Mid-Atlantic Region, student of Nancy MacArthur Smith


(from left) Isaac Dowdle, Frank Sullivan, and Parker Waters

Category 7 – Lower College/Ind. Studio Women

1st Place: Cecelia McKinley, Mid-Atlantic Region, student of Carrie Stevens


(from left) Anna Lee, Cecelia McKinley, and Caroline Stanczyk


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40 Singers from the Mid-Atlantic Region advance to the Semi-Final Round of the National Student Auditions in Boulder

What exciting news for our Region!!!!!


Forty (40) of our region’s singers have qualified for the Semi-Final Round of the National Student Auditions to be held in Boulder, CO in July!  We have the largest representation of all NATS Regions J.  I’m blowing our corporate HORN J.  Please put the word out on your District websites, Facebook pages, Twitter Feeds, perhaps even naming the winners from your Districts.  The full list is found here:

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Video Submissions Deadline Sunday, April 23, 2017 Midnight

If you are planning on submitting your video for the National Auditions check out our competitions page just in case you didn’t receive an email.  The April 23 deadline is a hard deadline so don’t delay!  Good luck to all of you!

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Dear VANATS teachers,
I am sure you remember our wonderful Music Theatre clinician from our Spring Adjudications, Damian Perkins.  I am excited to tell you all that he is coming back to Richmond this summer to do one of his Broadway Master Clinic Camps!  This will be an INTENSIVE 8 hour a day for 3 days experience that will greatly benefit your musical theatre singers/performers.  He will keep the camp size small to have plenty of one-on-one-time with each performer.  This session will be held in Richmond, at Tabernacle Baptist Church, in the Fan District, on Meadow and Grove Ave.  The dates we are planning are June 22-24, a Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  IF you are interested, but cannot do those dates, let me know what dates work for you, and if there are enough to be flexible with the dates, we’ll try. If you have questions, please email Damian (, or if I can answer Richmond related questions, email me at
We’re looking at a flexible age group for this – Adults, college students, high school students, and even mature middle schoolers, BUT it will be first-reserved/paid to be on the list, and this will be an elite, small group of performers, so you will have a true, intensive camp experience.  Please note, the camp fee does not include lodging or food, not that you’d need lodging in this central to Virginia location, but if you want to make a vacation of it, there are plenty of hotels nearby.
I hope you have some students who will be able to take advantage of the wealth of experience, skills, and motivational energy Damian offers.  He was wonderful in our Master Classes, but that was just a tiny sample of what he can do with your performers in an extended time period. I’m looking forward to helping with this, and I’m very excited to offer this to my students!
PLEASE forward this email to your students and have them fill out the registration and email it to Damian, either the text in the body of the email or the attached word doc.
Excitedly sincere,
Susan Braden, your VANATS Vice President
Susan Randolph Braden

Susan Braden Music Studio, Richmond, Virginia
Classical Voice, Musical Theatre, Jazz, CCM
Damian perkins
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New Letter from President Regarding Member Addresses

Please check out the new letter from Brian regarding updating your current address.

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New Letter from the President

Please click here to read a letter from the VANATS President, Brian Nedvin.

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Mid Atlantic Governor Election Reminder

2017 Mid-Atlantic Region Governor Election Ballot

The Mid-Atlantic Region Governor Nominating Committee was appointed by Governor Barbara Ann Peters to nominate (a) person(s) to serve as the next governor of the Mid-Atlantic Region. Nominating Committee members are: Jill Lewis (chair), DeMar Austin Neal IV, Deb Thurlow and Brian Nedvin.

The committee has nominated current regional governor Barbara Ann Peters, who is eligible for a second term, and Cheryl Greene as the candidates for your consideration.

REMINDER: The deadline for voting is Friday, March 10, 2017.

If you have already cast your vote, we thank you for your participation.

For those who have not voted, or if you’ve had difficulty accessing the ballot, please follow these steps:

1. Your NATS member login is required. CLICK HERE to access your member home page at and enter your Member login and password. (Your email address for NATS correspondence is your login.)

2. Click the ballot link and cast your vote: Mid-Atlantic Region Governor Election Ballot

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Substitute Judges needed at MidAtlantic Regionals

Substitute Adjudicators are needed for Friday and Saturday, March 17-18, 2017 at UNC-Chapel Hill, NC.

Currently, over a dozen teachers are seeking willing, active, in-good-standing NATS members to substitute for them. I have no leads for these teachers. Please contact Barbara Peters ( pronto, if you are interested in serving.

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