Based on your performance in your regional auditions, you are eligible to enter the national rounds of NATS National Student Auditions!  Monetary prizes of more than $30,000 will be awarded in the following categories:

High School, Music Theater, Lower College Categories*
$1,200 – 1st place in each category
$600 – 2nd place in each category
$450 – 3rd place in each category

Upper College and Graduate Categories*
$1,600 – 1st place in each category
$900 – 2nd place in each category
$500 – 3rd place in each category

*Should there be a tie for First Place, the awards for the First and Second places will be pooled and divided evenly between the singers.  Both will be named First Place Winners. Not all prizes must be awarded in all categories, depending on enrollment and/or adjudication.

Your Account Has Been Created!

An account has been created for you in the registration system so that you can complete your application(s) and proceed to the next round of auditions. Here are the steps for accessing your account:

1) Visit
2) Enter the email address where this email arrived as your Username, and click on forgot your login/password?
3) Check your email and use the password provided to log in. If you have not received your password within 1-2 hours, check your “spam” or “junk” folder.

You can change your password to something familiar from the Member Home page by clicking on “My Profile” and then “Change Password.”

Although you can save your application and come back at any time to complete it, having the following information gathered in advance will be helpful to you:

  • Your complete repertoire list (composer, title, larger work, if applicable)
  • The links to your YouTube videos for each of your repertoire selections. Have questions about video specifics?  Refer to our Video Submission Guidelines.
    • Note: Only YouTube links are acceptable for this competition. Links from Dropbox, Vimeo, etc. are not permitted and risk disqualification without refund.
    • It is imperative that your viewing settings are set to “public” instead of “private.” If settings are “private,” adjudicators will be unable to view your videos.
    • NATS is unable to provide YouTube help or YouTube technical support, but support is available on the YouTube website.
  • Payment method – Visa or MasterCard credit or debit cards ONLY.  The $75 fee covers all entries in all remaining rounds of the competition, including a pianist for the semifinal and final rounds in Boulder, CO (if applicable). NOTE: Singers participating in more than one category PAY $75 PER APPLICATION.

Once you have successfully logged in, here are the steps for completing your application:

1) Visit the Member Home page (link is located at the top of the page)
2) Locate your application under MY PROGRAM SUBMISSIONS
3) Click the EDIT button to access your existing application
4) Complete the requested information and then select the SAVE button at the bottom of the screen
5) Review your entry, upload your head shot photo (high resolution ONLY) and then click the FINISH AND SUBMIT button at the bottom of the page.
6) Complete payment of entry fee with your Visa or MasterCard credit or debit card.

Your application is complete!


Repertoire NOTE: Per the National Student Audition Guidelines, all repertoire performed in the national round MUST be the same as repertoire that was performed at the regional competition wherever possible. For questions regarding repertoire, click here.

Please be sure to check the FAQ page available on the NATS website for additional information about repertoire and other important topics. If further assistance is needed, you may contact Dan Johnson-Wilmot at  Please be sure to include the name of your region in your communication in order to expedite a response.

Three adjudicators will provide specific written feedback on all completed and paid submissions received by the deadline.  Once the adjudications are complete and the semifinalists are announced, all participating singers will receive information about how to access the adjudicators’ comments.

Important Dates:
April 23, 2017 – DEADLINE for completing your application and submitting payment
June 1, 2017 – Notification of semifinalists (approximately 7 weeks prior to Boulder, CO). Results will also be posted online around this time – please be patient if you have not heard from us. Please check the website for updates!
June 9, 2017 – Deadline for semifinalists to accept invitation to Boulder, CO
July 20-21, 2017 – Live semifinal and final rounds in Boulder, CO

If you have questions relating to the competition, please check our website – there is a plethora of information available to you. If you are still unable to locate an answer, we accept questions via email to: Please expect to receive a written response within 2 business days.

We look forward to your participation in this exciting and rewarding competition! GOOD LUCK!

-The NATS National Student Auditions Team


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