Only singers who study with active members of the Great Plains and Oklahoma chapters are eligible to compete in the At-Large auditions.
These auditions will be virtual and will take place solely online. A panel of three judges from around the region will be appointed by the region governor and the auditions will be overseen by the At-Large Auditions Chair, Melinda Brou.
Below is a list of all of the guidelines for the At-Large Auditions, but you can also access these details along with the At-Large Audition APPLICATION by click on the following link: http://tinyurl.com/mymsfyd
To register for the auditions, your application must be complete (including links to videos) by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 1, 2015.
There is no fee for the At-Large Musical Theater YouTube auditions.
ELIGIBLE NATS TEXOMA STUDENTS:
Only students of NATS Teachers from the Great Plains and Oklahoma chapters are eligible to compete. Teachers must be current on their chapter and national dues as of March 1, 2015.
The categories correspond to the National Student Auditions categories and are as follows:
|Category||Age Limit||Years of Study|
|I High School Music Theater Men||14-19||no limit|
|II High School Music Theater Women||14-19||no limit|
|V College/Private Music Theater Men||25||1-5 (all as undergraduate)|
|VI College/Private Music Theater Women||25||1-5 (all as undergraduate)|
**Graduate students or undergraduate students with more than 5 years of study are not eligible to participate in the At-Large auditions because they are not eligible to advance to the National Student Auditions (per the NSA guidelines).
I & II - High School Music Theater Categories
THREE CONTRASTING MUSIC THEATER SELECTIONS from Broadway and Off-Broadway original shows and revivals.
* Timing for the audition will be limited to 8 minutes and will begin when the singer announces the first selection.
V & VI - College/Private Music Theater Categories
FOUR CONTRASTING MUSIC THEATER SELECTIONS from Broadway and Off-Broadway original shows and revivals. One of the four selections may be from an opera or operetta.
* Timing for the audition will be limited to 12 minutes and will begin when the singer announces the first selection.
VIDEO SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
The Texoma guidelines for video submission follow the NATS National guidelines available here:
YouTube Round Video Submissions
**The one exception to the guidelines is that you will submit one continuous, unedited video of all selections, rather than a video for each repertoire selection.
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.
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 25, 2015. (**The top three winners from each category will be eligible to submit applications to the YouTube round of the National Student Auditions.)