The Texoma Region of NATS has been hosting Summer Program Auditions (formerly Young Artist Program Auditions) since the Fall 2014 conference. 

On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, in conjunction with our annual Texoma Regional Conference and Student Auditions, we will be hosting our Fourth Annual Summer Program Auditions (SPA). This program has grown tremendously over the past three years and we are excited to offer this opportunity again.

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I 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 twenty dollars. It is a cost-effective opportunity for both the auditioning singers and the summer program panelists.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, PLEASE EMAIL kellymargaretholst@gmail.com by October 20, 2017.

*** NEW THIS YEAR: The Texoma Board of Control voted in favor of a change to our SPA policies. Beginning with our 2017 regional conference, representatives who do not have Texoma region representation will be allowed to participate in the auditions. Preference will be given to programs with Texoma representation, so please respond by September 15 to secure your spot. Non-Texoma NATS represented programs will be offered spots in the audition room after September 15th.

  • Audition Date: Wednesday, November 08, 2017
  • Location: Texas A&M University - Commerce
  • 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.
  • Repertoire: 2 operatic arias and 1 art song (3 different languages)
  • Time Limit: 5 minutes
  • 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 October 20th 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

For questions regarding online registration, please contact:
San-ky Kim, Texoma Web Master
s.kim4@tcu.edu

For questions regarding payments, please contact:
Gregory Brookes, Treasurer/Registrar
gregory.brookes@ttu.edu

For questions regarding payments, please contact:
Kelly Holst, Summer Program Auditions Chair
kellymargaretholst@gmail.com

The following Programs will participate in 2017