A big congratulations to all of the students and teachers who participated in the 2022-23 Student Auditions! More info on Regionals and prizes will be emailed out soon.
There is a wealth of information located on the National Site under Get Involved—Competitions + Auditions. https://www.nats.org/national_student_auditions.html
When Auditionware asks for name of pianist you can select “Teacher”.
In Auditionware, you should select “digital accompaniment” from the list.
Students in this category are expected to perform with a dynamic (up close) mic. Judges will not penalize a student if they do not use one, but there are a lot of options that a student has for recording even if they do not have a mic setup at home. Begin by checking with other teachers as to how to make this possible for them.
This needs to be entered into the system by the Auditions Chair. Contact them for help.
You can expect 3-4 hours of work for judging. Judging is divided as evenly as possible amongst the teachers, regardless of how many students they have entered. We have extended the timeframe this year to 10 days, so spreading it out should help lessen the load. Since we are fortunate to be able to include so many students and categories, it can take time. Just remember that at an in-person event, you would likely devote a similar amount of time.
In Auditionware you can select all or some of the categories that you would feel comfortable judging.
In Auditionware, you will click on a link that says “view my students/judging assignments”. From there you can print each student‘s pdf.
You can find this on your home dashboard in Auditionware. It is located in the box further down on that screen.
No videos will be played at that time. However, all 1st place winners will be invited to perform at a live winners recital later in the year.
Videos may be taken down after the judging has concluded.
In our chapter if there is a tie amongst the winners in a category, say for 2nd place, each person will receive the appropriate prize money for placing 2nd and the next person will place 3rd. So in that case, 4 winners are eligible to advance to Regionals.
1st place is $65, 2nd place is $50, and 3rd place is $35.