2017 GUIDE TO TOP COMPETITIONS

NATS Artist Awards (NATSAA)
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The biennial NATS Artist Awards competition is designed to assist singers prepared to launch a professional career. Presented by the National Association of Teachers of Singing, this prestigious award has been launching the careers of classical singers since 1955.
MAIN OFFICE
9957 Moorings Drive, Suite 401
Jacksonville, FL 32257
UNITED STATES
info@nats.org
WEBSITE
http://www.nats.org/nats-artist-awards.html
ELIGIBILITY
Applicant must be at least 21 but not more than 35 years of age as of September 5, 2017. The applicant’s most recent teacher must be a full or associate member of NATS (in good standing) with whom the applicant must have studied continuously for at least one academic year; OR the applicant must be a full or associate member of NATS in good standing for at least one year prior to September 5, 2017.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Voice
DETAILS
Travel Covered? Yes
Frequency Biennial
Cash prizes More than $50,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Not provided
Jury size 1 to 5
Application deadline September 5, 2017
Application notes Regional preliminary rounds take place in each of 14 NATS regions in the US and Canada. Regional audition dates (Sept.-Nov. 2017) can be found on the competition website. Please note earlier application deadline and competition dates.
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
January 5-7, 2018, in New York City, as part of the NATS Winter Workshop
FINALS (live rounds)
January 5-7, 2018, in New York City, as part of the NATS Winter Workshop
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2016: Rachel Schutz
2014: Melissa Wimbish
2012: Andrew Garland
2010: Thomas Florio
2008: Courtney Huffman
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