The biennial NATSAA competition is designed to assist singers prepared to launch a professional career, and to that end substantial monetary and performance prizes are offered. The competition takes place every other year, in conjunction with NATS Conferences. Preliminary competitions are held regionally, and semifinals/finals take place at the NATS Conference. Details about the upcoming NATSAA Competition schedule are listed below. For policies, procedures, and eligibility guidelines see the current NATSAA application .
"Throughout its history the purpose of this [NATSAA] competition has been to select, through a series of elimination rounds on the district, regional, and national levels, singers whose artistry indicates that they are ready for a professional career and to encourage them toward that goal with a cash prize and the opportunity for performance engagements." --Edward Baird, President of NATS, 1985-1987
Preliminary Auditions: February, March, April, 2012.
National Semifinals and Finals: Orlando, FL at the 52nd NATS National Conference, Semifinals June 28, 2012, Finals June 29, 2012
Preliminary Audition dates and locations will be available after September 1, 2011. Click on Events to see regional schedule after September 1, 2011. National Semifinals and Finals: Orlando, FL