Fall 2018 Arizona District NATS Student Auditions

NOW OPEN: Registration for Fall 2018 Arizona District Auditions!

We encourage teachers to register and attend even if they are not planning to enter students. There is much to be gained from attending even without students auditioning. There is no cost to any teachers who will be joining as long as they are willing to judge. We are planning some amazing masterclasses that NATS members and students will be able to enjoy as part of the weekend.

AUDITIONS: November 16th 3:00-9:00pm

  November 17th 9:00-4:00pm with finals in the evening as needed

                         November 18th 1:00-6:00pm: Masterclass/Awards/Recital

HOST SITE: MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

REGISTRATION OPENS: SEPTEMBER 10TH

REGISTRATION CLOSES: OCTOBER 12TH  AT MIDNIGHT

SCHEDULE POSTED: OCTOBER 31ST

REFUND DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 2ND

Closing Date: It is October 12th  but you do not have to wait till then to register- we ENCOURAGE all teachers to register their students and/or themselves as soon as possible.

Dues Paid: Be sure you have paid your dues for the 2018 year. We are required to check the status of members before running the auditions. If you are not current, you and your students will be removed from the schedule. It can take several days for your dues payment to reach the auditions site. This cannot be expedited so kindly plan ahead.

Volunteers Needed: We are always in need of volunteers before and during the conference (beyond the normal adjudication assignments). Please contact Cathy Hauan, Auditions Co-Chair, if you are willing to volunteer your time and talents.

Categories to Note: Please note that we have already pre-split the categories for the high school categories by age (as it is done at Regionals). Please pay EXTRA close attention that you are registering your student for the correct category, check their birthday year with their parents.  If we do not have enough participants in any age we will combine as needed with in the High School categories.

See the attached document “District Categories” for full details.

Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM) The music done is this category is traditionally done with a microphone. We are going to attempt to use microphones for this category this year. We will have it set up in the room and the singers can choose to use it or not.

Finals:  We have done everything in our power to minimize the need for finals, with that said we are prepared to do as many finals as needed. Finals will be Saturday night Nov. 17th from 6:30-9:30.

For the categories that have Finals the finalist will be allowed to sing ONE song with the following time constraints:

Youth and HS Divisions – 4 minutes
Lower College and Adult Divisions – 5 minutes
Upper College and Advanced Divisions – 6 minutes

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

Registration opens on Sept. 10th. IT WILL CLOSE October 12th, 2018 at midnight. Please be aware that this is a hard deadline. Once registration closes there can be no changes made. As much as we would like to be accommodating, it simply isn’t possible.

Website and Support:

  1. Go to www.nats.org and log in.
  2. Go to Member Home.
  3. Scroll down until you see the green button NATS AUDITIONS REGISTRATION. This button will only show up if you are current with your dues. Only members in good standing can enter students. Please pay your 2018 dues. We are required to check members’ standing before running the auditions. If you haven’t paid your dues your students cannot participate. It can take several days for your dues payment to “post” in the auditions site. Plan accordingly.
  4. You will be redirected to the auditions site. If your chapter is currently holding auditions, once are redirected be sure to select the Register for Another Audition/Conference and select Arizona District Auditions 2018.
  5. Use 5 minutes of your students’ lessons to register them since they know their addresses, birthdays, song titles, composers, etc.
  6. Accompanist information and repertoire are required information.
  7. As you are checking out, you will list your judging preferences (Classical, CCM, and Music Theater) and your availability to judge. We hope to honor everyone’s preference but depending on the number of applicants we may need to use you in another category. We will do our best.
  8. You will need to pay with a credit card for the student registration and collect that money from your students.

Repertoire Selection: See below for the categories offered in our district this year.

A careful reading of repertoire requirements will aid your students’ preparation of appropriate material. All music will be vetted to prevent on-site disqualifications. Please read the guidelines so you can properly advise your students. A national auditions committee made a number of important changes in repertoire requirements, not the least of which is the allowance of musical theater selections not from shows produced on Broadway.

Cuts, Keys, etc.: The nats.org page offers helpful information regarding cuts, keys, and much more.

https://www.nats.org/Frequently_Asked_Questions_-_NSA.html

NEW THIS YEAR: We will allow students in Children’s, Youth, High School, Lower College, and Adult Avocational divisions to sing transpositions of songs if they purchase them in published keys.

If bringing your own accompanist, s/he can play for a maximum of 20 student entries. Again, each division entered counts as an entry. This is necessary to facilitate scheduling.

Schedule: After the registration deadline closes, details are tracked down, music is vetted and the automated scheduler is run, your student, accompanist, and judging schedules will be emailed to you.

Staff Accompanists: We are contracting with local pianists to play for those who are not bringing their own. These staff pianists will be listed in the drop-down menu. The fee is non-refundable and will be $36. The fee does not cover rehearsal. It does pay for multiple rounds should your student move on to the semi-final or final rounds. Do not select a pianist unless you have asked them in advance. They may already be committed to another teacher.

Please make an effort to be as self-sufficient as possible by reading the instructions listed above and to read through the category and repertoire requirements. Should these resources fail to answer your questions, contact Cathy Hauan: chauan@cox.net.

We have exciting masterclasses planned and will be sending a more in-depth schedule in October. We look forward to these upcoming District Auditions.

Sincerely,

Cathy Hauan, SueAnne Lucius, and Tracy Peterson

District Audition Chairs and NATS Valley of the Sun Chapter/Auditions Site Host

Email: chauan@cox.net  Email: lucius@mesacc.edu

Cathy’s Cell: 480-980-4002           SueAnne’s Cell: 480-330-7651               Tracy’s Cell: 623-826-9035


Musical Theater, Contemporary Commercial Music, and Classical

 2018 Auditions Categories

Categories Length of Study Age

Limit

Time

Limit

Repertoire: all repertoire is to be sung from memory
CMT Girls Children’s Music Theater GIRLS 5th grade and below No limit 11 and under/ below 6th grade 8 minutes
Two or three contrasting age appropriate Music Theater Selections from scores of book shows written or intended for fully realized musical productions. (a musical, revue, song cycle or operetta) Only one selection may be an operetta aria.
CMT Boys Children’s Music Theater BOYS 5th grade and below No limit 11 and under /below 6th grade 8 minutes Two or three contrasting age appropriate Music Theater Selections from scores of book shows written or intended for fully realized musical productions. (a musical, revue, song cycle or operetta) Only one selection may be an operetta aria.
Children Girls Children’s Classical Girls- 5th grade and below No limit 11 and under /below 6th grade 8

minutes

Two or three contrasting age appropriate selections from classical repertoire.
Children Boys Children’s Classical BOYS 5th grade and below No limit 11 and under /below 6th grade 8

minutes

Two or three contrasting age appropriate selections from classical repertoire.
YMW Youth Musical Theater Women- 6th – 8th grade No limit 11—14

6th – 8th grade

8

minutes

Two or three contrasting age appropriate Music Theater Selections from scores of book shows written or intended for fully realized musical productions. (a musical, revue, song cycle or operetta) Only one selection may be an operetta aria.
YMM Youth Musical Theater Men -6th – 8th grade Boys No limit 11—14

6th – 8th grade

8

minutes

Two or three contrasting age appropriate Music Theater Selections from scores of book shows written or intended for fully realized musical productions. (a musical, revue, song cycle or operetta) Only one selection may be an operetta aria.
YW Youth Women Classical 6th – 8th grade No limit 11—14

6th – 8th grade

8

minutes

Two or three contrasting age appropriate selections from classical repertoire.
YM Youth Men Classical 6th – 8th grade No limit 11—14

6th – 8th grade

8

minutes

Two or three contrasting age appropriate selections from classical repertoire.
1A-1 MT 14 years old High School Women MT No limit 14 8

minutes

Two or Three Contrasting Music Theater Selections from scores of book shows written or intended for fully realized musical productions (a musical, revue, song cycle or operetta). Only one selection may be an operetta aria.
1A-2 MT 15 years old High School Women MT No limit 15 8

minutes

Two or Three Contrasting Music Theater Selections from scores of book shows written or intended for fully realized musical productions (a musical, revue, song cycle or operetta). Only one selection may be an operetta aria.
1B-1 MT 16 years old High School Women MT No limit 16 8

minutes

Two or Three Contrasting Music Theater Selections from scores of book shows written or intended for fully realized musical productions (a musical, revue, song cycle or operetta). Only one selection may be an operetta aria.
1B-2 MT 17-18 years old High School Women MT No limit 17-18 8

minutes

Two or Three Contrasting Music Theater Selections from scores of book shows written or intended for fully realized musical productions (a musical, revue, song cycle or operetta). Only one selection may be an operetta aria.
2A-1 MT 14 years old High School Men MT No limit 14 8

minutes

Two or Three Contrasting Music Theater Selections from scores of book shows written or intended for fully realized musical productions (a musical, revue, song cycle or operetta). Only one selection may be an operetta aria.
2A-2 MT 15 years old High School Men MT No limit 15 8

minutes

Two or Three Contrasting Music Theater Selections from scores of book shows written or intended for fully realized musical productions (a musical, revue, song cycle or operetta). Only one selection may be an operetta aria.
Categories Length of Study Age

Limit

Time

Limit

Repertoire: all repertoire is to be sung from memory
2B-1 MT 16 years old High School Men MT No limit 16 8

minutes

Two or Three Contrasting Music Theater Selections from scores of book shows written or intended for fully realized musical productions (a musical, revue, song cycle or operetta). Only one selection may be an operetta aria.
2B-2 MT 17-18 years old High School Men MT No limit 17-18 8

minutes

Two or Three Contrasting Music Theater Selections from scores of book shows written or intended for fully realized musical productions (a musical, revue, song cycle or operetta). Only one selection may be an operetta aria.
3A-1 14 years old High School Women Classical No limit 14 8

minutes

Three contrasting selections from classical repertoire. One art song in English. One art song in a foreign language. One additional art song or aria.
3A-2 15 years old High School Women Classical No limit 15 8

minutes

Three contrasting selections from classical repertoire. One art song in English. One art song in a foreign language. One additional art song or aria.
3B-1 16 years old High School Women Classical No limit 16 8

minutes

Three contrasting selections from classical repertoire. One art song in English. One art song in a foreign language. One additional art song or aria.
3B-2 17-18 years old High School Women Classical No limit 17-18 8

minutes

Three contrasting selections from classical repertoire. One art song in English. One art song in a foreign language. One additional art song or aria.
4A-1 14 years old High School Men Classical No limit 14 8

minutes

Three contrasting selections from classical repertoire. One art song in English. One art song in a foreign language. One additional art song or aria.
4A-2 15 years old High School Men Classical No limit 15 8

minutes

Three contrasting selections from classical repertoire. One art song in English. One art song in a foreign language. One additional art song or aria.
4B-1 16 years old High School Men Classical No limit 16 8

minutes

Three contrasting selections from classical repertoire. One art song in English. One art song in a foreign language. One additional art song or aria.
4B-2 17-18 years old High School Men Classical No limit 17-18 8

minutes

Three contrasting selections from classical repertoire. One art song in English. One art song in a foreign language. One additional art song or aria.
5 MTW Lower College Music Theater Women 0-‐2 post high school

 

22

 

10

minutes

Three Contrasting Music Theater Selections from scores of book shows written or intended for fully realized musical productions. (a musical, revue, song cycle or operetta) Only one selection may be an operetta aria.
6 MTM Lower College Music Theater Men 0-‐2 post high school

 

22

 

10

minutes

Three Contrasting Music Theater Selections from scores of book shows written or intended for fully realized musical productions. (a musical, revue, song cycle or operetta) Only one selection may be an operetta aria.
7W Class Lower College Independent Studio Women 0-‐2 post high school

 

22

 

10

minutes

Three contrasting selections from classical repertoire. One aria or art song. One art song in English. One foreign language art song.
8M Class Lower College Independent Studio Men 0-‐2 post high school

 

22

 

 

10

minutes

Three contrasting selections from classical repertoire. One aria or art song. One art song in English. One foreign language art song.
9 MT Upper College MT Women 3-‐5 post HS all as undergraduate

 

25

 

12

minutes

Four Contrasting Music Theater Selections from scores of book shows written or intended for fully realized musical productions. (a musical, revue, song cycle or operetta) Only one selection may be an operetta aria
Categories Length of Study Age

Limit

Time

Limit

Repertoire: all repertoire is to be sung from memory
10 MT Upper College Music Theater Men 3-‐5 post HS all as undergraduate

 

25

 

12

minutes

Four Contrasting Music Theater Selections from scores of book shows written or intended for fully realized musical productions. (a musical, revue, song cycle or operetta) Only one selection may be an operetta aria.
11W Class Upper College Independent Studio Women 3-‐5 post HS all as undergraduate

 

25

 

12

minutes

Four contrasting selections from classical repertoire. One aria. One art song in English. One foreign language art song. One additional selection. At least three languages must be represented.
12M Class Upper College Independent Studio Men 3-‐5 post HS all as undergraduate

 

25

 

12

minutes

Four contrasting selections from classical repertoire. One aria. One art song in English. One foreign language art song. One additional selection. At least three languages must be represented.
13W Class Advanced College

Independent Studio Women

4+ post high school

 

22-‐30

 

15

minutes

Five contrasting selections from classical repertoire. One operatic aria. One oratorio/cantata aria. One foreign language art song. One art song in English. One additional selection from the classical repertoire. At least three languages must be represented.
14M Class Advanced College

Independent Studio Men

4+ post high school

 

22-‐30

 

15

minutes

Five contrasting selections from classical repertoire. One operatic aria. One oratorio/cantata aria. One foreign language art song. One art song in English One additional selection from the classical repertoire. At least three languages must be represented.
AMTW Adult Avocational Music Theater Women   22+ No limit

 

22+ 10

Minutes

Three contrasting Music Theater Selections from scores of book shows written or intended for fully realized musical

productions. (a musical, revue, song cycle or operetta) Only one

selection may be an operetta aria.

AMTM Adult Avocational  Music Theater Men 22+ No limit

 

22+ 10

Minutes

Three contrasting Music Theater Selections from scores of book shows written or intended for fully realized musical

productions. (a musical, revue, song cycle or operetta) Only one

selection may be an operetta aria.

AW Class Adult Avocational Women Classical 22+ No limit

 

22+ 10

Minutes

Three contrasting selections from classical repertoire. One art

song in English. One art song in a foreign language. One

additional art song or aria.

AM Class Adult Avocational Men Classical

age 22+

No limit

 

22+ 10

minutes

Three contrasting selections from classical repertoire. One art

song in English. One art song in a foreign language. One

additional art song or aria.

CCM HSW Contemporary Commercial Music High School Women No limit

 

14-19 10

Minutes

Three contrasting selections from jazz, pop, rock, or other repertoire. Singers may specialize in a particular genre and have contrasting selections within the chosen genre OR may select repertoire from more than one genre.
CCM HSM Contemporary Commercial Music High School Men No limit

 

14-19 10

Minutes

Three contrasting selections from jazz, pop, rock, or other repertoire. Singers may specialize in a particular genre and have contrasting selections within the chosen genre OR may select repertoire from more than one genre.
CCM AM Contemporary Commercial Music Adult Music No limit

 

18+ 10

Minutes

Three contrasting selections from jazz, pop, rock, or other repertoire. Singers may specialize in a particular genre and have contrasting selections within the chosen genre OR may select repertoire from more than one genre.
CCM AW Contemporary Commericial Music Adult Women No limit

 

18+ 10

Minutes

Three contrasting selections from jazz, pop, rock, or other repertoire. Singers may specialize in a particular genre and have contrasting selections within the chosen genre OR may select repertoire from more than one genre.

 

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