NATS Texoma Musical Theater YouTube Audition Application
Thank you for your interest in the NATS Texoma At-Large Musical Theater YouTube Auditions. The purpose of these auditions is to identify Texoma Region students to submit to the National Student Audtions in the Musical Theater Categories. More information on the National Student Audition process is available at http://www.nats.org/national_student_auditions.html The FAQ link provides a wealth of information.

Please review all information needed for the application before you begin to fill it out. You will not be able to save and return to your application at a later point.

Judges for the At-Large Round will only be able to see students' names, categories, repertoire titles and YouTube links.

DEADLINE:
To register for the auditions, your application must be complete (including links to videos) by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

FEES:
There is no fee for the Texoma Musical Theater YouTube auditions.

ELIGIBLE NATS TEXOMA STUDENTS:
All students of NATS Teachers from the Texoma Region are eligible to compete. Teachers must be current on their chapter and national dues as of March 1, 2016.

CATEGORIES:
The categories correspond to the National Student Auditions categories and are as follows:

Category Age Limit Years of Study
I High School Music Theater Women 14-19 no limit
II High School Music Theater Men 14-19 no limit
V Lower College/Private Music Theater Women 22 0-2 years post high school
VI Lower College/Private Music Theater Men 22 0-2 years post high school
IX Upper College/Private Music Theater Women 25 3-5 years post high school
X Upper College/Private Music Theater Men 25 3-5 years post high school


**Graduate students or undergraduate students with more than 5 years of study are not eligible to participate in the auditions because they are not eligible to advance to the National Student Auditions (per the NSA guidelines).

REPERTOIRE REQUIREMENTS:
I & II - High School Music Theater
Three Contrasting Music Theater Selections from Staged Broadway or Off-Broadway productions.
* Timing for the audition will be limited to 8 minutes.

V & VI - Lower College/Private Music Theater
Three Contrasting Music Theater Selections from Staged Broadway or Off-Broadway productions.
* Timing for the audition will be limited to 10 minutes.

IX & X -- Upper College/Private Music Theater
Four Contrasting Music Theater Selections from Staged Broadway or Off-Broadway productions.
* Timing for the audition will be limited to 12 minutes.

VIDEO SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
The Texoma guidelines for video submission follow the NATS National guidelines available here:
http://www.nats.org/NSA_-_You_Tube_Round_Video_Submissions.html

You will need the link to your YouTube video to copy and paste into this application. Your link must be "live" and "public" at the time of your submission.

PHOTOCOPY POLICY:
Accompanists are forbidden to use photocopies in the videos. Pianists accompanying singers must play from original and legal publications. Entries with visible photocopies will be automatically disqualified. Photocopying music is illegal. The purchase of a publication does not grant the right to photocopy for rehearsal or performance with a pianist. The use of LEGALLY downloaded and purchased copies in compliance with the NATS Copyright Policy is allowed. It is assumed that all singers were in compliance with the policy at the time of their region audition and videos should be made as if singers are at a live NATS audition.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS:
It is anticipated that results of the auditions will be emailed to auditionees and the Texoma membership by March 28, 2016. (**The top three winners from each category will be eligible to submit applications to the YouTube round of the National Student Auditions.)

CONTACT:
If you have questions, please contact Melinda Brou, South Texas District Governor/Auditions Chair for the Texoma "At-Large" MT Auditions at melinda.brou@tamuk.edu.
Last Name *
First Name *
Voice Type *
Gender *
Email Address *
Phone Number *
Mailing Address *
Birthdate (in Month/Date/Year format) *
Age as of 3/1/2016 *
Audition Category *
Current Voice Teacher *
You must be studying with a Texoma NATS teacher in good standing.
Voice Teacher Email Address *
Voice Teacher Affiliation *
Please list what College/University your teacher is affiliated with (if you take lessons with them through the university system). If you take lessons through a private/independent studio, please list "Private/Independent"
Please list your former teacher, if you have studied with your current teacher less than 8 months.
Please list repertoire to be performed in the following boxes. Include the show from which the piece is from and the composer's name. *
Selection #1 (Title/Show/Composer)
Link to YouTube Selection #1 (link must be public and live at time of application submission) *
Timing (in minutes and seconds) of first video *
Selection #2 (Title/Show/Composer) *
Link to YouTube Selection #2 (link must be public and live at time of application submission) *
Timing (in minutes and seconds) of second video *
Selection #3 (Title/Show/Composer) *
Link to YouTube Selection #3 (link must be public and live at time of application submission) *
Timing (in minutes and seconds) of third video *
Selection #4 (Title/Show/Composer) *
High school/lower college students please write "N/A" in this box
Link to YouTube Selection #4 (link must be public and live at time of application submission) *
High school/lower college students please write "N/A" in this box
Timing (in minutes and seconds) of fourth video *
High school/lower college students please write "N/A" in this box
By checking this box, I agree that only original scores and sheet music (no photocopies) were used by my pianist during my audition video. *
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