Summer Program Auditions

The Texoma Region of NATS has been hosting Summer Program Auditions (formerly Young Artist Program Auditions) since the Fall 2014 conference.  We are thrilled that this program grew from 67 singers participating in 2014 to 107 auditioning in 2015! 

As we look forward to our 2016 Texoma NATS Conference at West Texas A&M University, we would like to encourage you to promote this wonderful opportunity to your students. If you are affiliated with a summer music program, I would like to invite you to participate in this opportunity to hear a wealth of potential program participants in one location. These auditions give your students the opportunity to sing for multiple summer music programs at the same time for one low fee of $20. It is a cost-effective opportunity for both the auditioning singers and the summer program panelists.  Any student of a current Texoma NATS Member in good standing was eligible to audition for the "Summer Program Auditions" even if they are not registered to participate in the “Student Auditions” of the conference.

Please encourage your interested students to submit their applications early as there will be a cap on the number of singers accepted to audition this year.
If you and the program you are associated with would like to participate,


Audition Date:    
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
West Texas A&M University
Audition Fee*: 
Programs will waive any regularly charged audition/registration fees for this event.  However, programs reserve the right to charge an “application fee” to any singer to whom they issue an invitation.
Students will pay a nominal registration fee of $20 to offset logistical expenses and accompanist fees.  A pianist will be provided for the audition.
Audition Type:  
All program representatives (one per program in the audition room) will be in a collective audition.
2 operatic arias and 1 art song (3 different languages)
Time Limit: 
To be determined
Application Process: 
In addition to submitting repertoire information, each student must upload a PDF document of their resume, and a JPEG headshot.















Registration will close on

Friday October 7th 2016 at 11:59 p.m.

Registration Instructions

1.      Navigate to the website. Click on the tab for tab for “Summer Program Auditions.”
2.      Click here for the online registration.
3.      Choose SPA
4.      Work your way through the various registration screens and submit payment.

For questions regarding online registration, please contact:
San-ky Kim, Texoma Web Master

For questions regarding payments, please contact:
Gregory Brookes, Treasurer/Registrar

For questions regarding payments, please contact:
Kelly Holst, Summer Program Auditions Chair

The following Programs participated in 2015:


Accademia di Lorenzo Malfatti (Italy) 
AIMS in Graz (Austria)
Amalfi Coast Music Festival (Italy)
American Singers' Opera Project (Oklahoma)
Bay View Music Festival (Michigan)
Le Chiavi di Bel Canto (Texas)
Clear Creek Music Festival (Oregon)
Cornish-American Song Institute (United Kingdom)
ICon Arts International Festival & Academy (Romania)
Lingua e Canto (Italy)
Opera Viva (Italy)
Orfeo Music Festival (Italy)
Salzburg Program (Austria)  
Taos Opera Institute (New Mexico)