Day of Audition Information
Beginning at 9:00am, Concordia's practice rooms will be available for warmup, and beginning at 9:30am, each singer/pianist team is assigned 15 minutes for rehearsal in the Auditorium. See the "Schedule" tab.
Upon arrival at Concordia, you are asked to CHECK IN at the table in the Lobby of the Buetow Music Center. Before being directed to the practice rooms and Auditorium, you will be asked to provide the following:
- Proof of your age (21-35 on audition day) - Driver's License or Passport
- Verification that all print music in use is original - no copies, even for page turns. Please reread the NATS Copyright Policy to be certain you are in compliance. Singers found to be in violation will be disqualified from advancing.
12:00 noon - contestants will meet in the Lobby to draw numbers for the afternoon singing order.
12:30pm - The preliminary round of the audition begins. Each singer will be allotted 15 minutes. You will be asked to sing a selection of your own choosing. Following that, the judges will select from listed repertoire until time runs out. At the conclusion of the preliminary round, results will be tallied and announced.
Final Round: If all nine singers appear, a final round will be necessary. The top three singers from the prelim will sing again for the allotted time of 12 minutes, results tallied and announced. The winner of the final round will be our North Central representative at National competition, to be held during the NATS Winter Workshop in New York City, January 5-7, 2018.
Dress: Semi-formal "audition attire" is expected, but formal performance attire is not necessary.
Please review the NATS Artist Awards information on the National website for other information,
or contact Auditions Chairperson, Kathleen Otterson: firstname.lastname@example.org
See you in a few weeks!