Arizona District NATS Student Auditions
October 26-Nov 6th, 2020
Musical Theater, Contemporary Commercial Music, and
Auditions/Registration submission time October 26th-November 6th 2020
Judges Meeting- all teachers are required to attend if registering students
November 7th at 9am or November 9th at 7pm
Judging November 11th-15th
Finals Judging November 16th-20th
Online Workshops/Events November 21st
Awards/Recital Posting November 25th
Location: Online Through Auditionware nats.org > Member Home > NATS audition registration > In the upper left hand corner, change “Chapter” to the ARIZONA DISTRICT and “Save” for details (if not already set) •Make sure you are using the latest update of your preferred browser. Internet Explorer will not work. Registration/Audition Deadline: November 6th, 2020
deadline. YouTube links and payment may be added later, but they must be in by the deadline. • Teachers need to vet the videos before submitting them. Refer to the Recording Tips as your guide. Student Registration Fee: $28 for each category
Questions? Email: The District Auditions Committee email@example.com
Recording Tips and Requirements
Label your video(s) “Your Name” AZNATS category song title
Video Settings on YouTube
∙ All audition videos should be posted as Unlisted or Public on YouTube. Private videos cannot be judged.
∙ Please make sure that you select “No, It’s not made for kids” under Audience.
∙ Please disable comments on your audition videos.
∙ At the beginning state your name, your song title and composer (NO TEACHER NAME) ∙ “I’m _________ and I will be singing ___________ by “composers or arrangers (not the original artist)” and if applicable from ______________
∙ Try to make each video look and sound as close to the live audition as possible.
∙ The performer should be centered in the video and be viewable from the waist up at the very least. ∙ The best way to get good sound quality is to record in a live space. Choose the room you are recording in with care.
∙ Do not wait until the last day to record.
∙ Be prepared to record as early as possible and do a few trial runs before making your final videos. ∙ Lighting is very important to a good video. Good lighting means no back lighting and enough lighting on the performer that we can see their facial expressions. Don’t overdo the lighting to the point that the performer becomes a white blob in the videos.
∙ Be aware of the background you use in your videos. A neutral background, with no distinguishing characteristics is encouraged.
∙ You do not have to record all songs in a category at the same time or place, or even with the same type of accompaniment.
∙ Dress as if this was a live auditions.
∙ If recording on a cell phone please record horizontally in landscape not vertically in portrait. ∙ Make one video for each song.
∙ Do not upload to the teacher’s YouTube account.
∙ Do not have the teacher visible in any of the video.
∙ Have fun and enjoy singing!