NATS Ontario 2015 Auditions – Winners List

Congratulations to our winners and to all who participated in the this year’s NATS Ontario auditions!

Please click here to download the winners list and the most promising singers list for the NATS Ontario 2015 Chapter Auditions.

The scholarships provided to winning singers were funded by our generous donors, listed on the winners list. All remaining scholarships were funded by membership fees from the NATS Ontario Chapter.

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Fall Auditions – Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2015 Student Auditions scheduled for Saturday, November 21 at Wilfrid Laurier University is NOW OPEN!  Click HERE to access the auditions scheduler.

NEW THIS YEAR:  Note some fee increases: $25 per student entrant, $60 for Official Accompanist.   Unable to adjudicate?  You can replace yourself for the day instead of paying for exemption.


LOCATION

Auditions will be held at the Faculty of Music at  Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, ON.

For those coming from out of town, you can book a room at the Waterloo Inn – just ask for the NATS rate when you make your reservation!

 


FAQ

To make yours and your students’ audition experience easier, NATS Ontario has created a new Frequently Asked Questions document that answers ALL your questions including, who can participate, what the repertoire requirements are, a general schedule of events ,and more!

You can view it HERE or check out the AUDITIONS page of our website.


Registration deadline is:  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16

Questions? 
Email Bethany Horst:
auditions2@natsontario.org

 

NATS Ontario 2014 Student Auditions

Registration for the 2014 Fall Student Auditions scheduled for Saturday, November 15th at York University is NOW OPEN!  Click HERE to access the auditions scheduler.

New Categories:  Musical Theatre Categories for both University and High School aged singers!

APPLICATION DUE DATE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17TH, 2014 AT MIDNIGHT

To make your and your students’ audition experience easier, NATS Ontario has created a new Frequently Asked Questions document that answers ALL your questions including who can participate, what the repertoire requirements are, a general schedule of events and more!  Click to download the NATS Auditions Handbook.

Questions should be addressed to Michelyn Wright by email at auditions@natsontario.org


Banquet

Friday, November 14 – Canadian Music Centre (Toronto, Ontario)

  • 6:00 pm – Meet and Greet Cocktail Time
  • 6:30 – 7:15 pm – General Meeting
  • 7:15 pm – Casual Buffet
  • 7:30 pm – SNATS performance
  • 7:45 pm – Amy Moodie performance
  • 8:00 pm – Alex Samaras performance
  • 8:30 pm – Coffee and Dessert
  • 8:30 pm – SNATS performance
  • Click here for more information about the Fall Meeting & Banquet

Auditions

Saturday, November 15th – York University (Toronto, Ontario)

  • 8:30 am Registration opens in the foyer of the Music Building
  • 9:00 am Official Accompanist 20 min rehearsals begin (if you are bringing your own accompanist, you do not need to be there for this)
  • 10:00 am Adjudicators Meeting
  • 11:00 am Classes begin
  • 5:00 pm Approximate ending of all classes
  • 5:30 pm Approximate time of the Final Concert

Recruitment Day – Who is going to be there?

  • TBA – check this space soon for more information

Reminders

  • You can still DONATE to the scholarship fund! Online through Paypal or in person to Linda Condy on the day (cheque or cash)

Spring Student Auditions

Dear Great Lakes Region NATS Members!

Happy New Year! It is my pleasure to serve as your Great Lakes Regional Governor. I ask your indulgence as you read through this information. If indeed there are mistakes, please bring them to my attention and I’ll get them corrected.

Plans are in the process for a wonderful day at Ball State University.  Dr. Kathleen Maurer and the voice faculty of Ball State University will be our hosts. In addition to the auditions, Great Lakes Region NATSAA auditions will take place Friday, Feb. 21 and a number of workshops/presentations will be available for teacher and student on Saturday, February 22nd.

I hope all of you are having a wonderful and musically productive year, and I look forward to seeing you at the upcoming Regional Auditions in Michigan.

Please read the following carefully.


DEADLINE FOR SPRING STUDENT AUDITION FORMS:

POSTMARKED FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2014

THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS DEADLINE.

MAIL MATERIALS TO:

LAURIE  LASHBROOK

362 GUZZETTA HALL

THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON

AKRON, OH 44325-1002 


SPRING STUDENT AUDITIONS

DATE:                           SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2014

LOCATION:                BALL STATE UNIVERSITY                                    

AUDITIONS CHAIR: Laurie Lashbrook, Great Lakes Region Governor  

HOST: Dr. Kathleen Maurer and the Voice Faculty at Ball State University

POSTMARK DEADLINE: JANUARY 24, 2014 (NO EXCEPTIONS)               

In order to ensure that our Region’s Special Awards (e.g., the Gean Greenwell, Jessye Norman, Jon Vickers, Ralph Appelman, Irma Cooper, Most Promising Musical Theatre awards) can continue at the level we would like to keep in the future, I am inviting each of you to take this particular opportunity to donate special funds toward these awards, or toward any of the top awards at the Regional Auditions.  Donors will be named in the program of the final Concert of Promise.  This is your opportunity to donate toward an award in the name of someone special, or simply to help support NATS Great Lakes Auditions.  If you would like to make such a contribution, please fill out the portion of the Teacher Form concerning contributions toward awards, and enclose a check made out to Great Lakes Region NATS by the deadline.

The final schedule will be sent to those whose students will be performing in these auditions, and to all those who will be judging, and to all those who make a donation toward the awards.

All of the Regional Information for the Student Auditions is below:

1.  General Info re: categories, repertoire requirements, etc.

2.  Forms: Teacher Registration Form, Waiver of Judging Form, Student Registration Form, and Student Audition Form (please duplicate, and submit 3 copies for each student)

3. Hotel Information

Teachers Judging or Waiver:  Teachers whose students register for these auditions are required to participate as adjudicators or in other assigned duties unless officially excused. Each of you is important to the success of this event. Age and infirmity are automatically always excused; other personal issues will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

We realize that many teachers are actively involved in performances or conferences whose dates cannot be changed; we can excuse you for these if you submit this information on the Waiver form.

However, bear in mind that National NATS states that a teacher may be excused from judging for such reasons for up to two consecutive years, but then MUST adjudicate, or pay the extra fee.  This extra fee still will apply and be assessed if a judge cancels at the last minute and the consecutive two-year rule applies. 

Materials to submit, along with fees (etc.) by the postmark date of January 24, 2014:

1.  Teacher Registration Form, one copy, listing all students’ categories, and pianists (no TBA’s will be accepted) and including Teacher Registration Fee as noted; also any special donations.

2.  Student Registration Form, one copy for each student, including Student Registration Fee for each student.

3.  Student Audition Form (the form for judges’ comments), 3 copies for each student.

4.  If requesting a Staff Pianist, one copy of each musical selection, in the correct key.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Students using staff pianists must bring original scores to the auditions at which time staff pianists will use the original scores.

5.   ONE CHECK made payable to NATS Great Lakes Region including ALL the above fees.

Submit all the above to:

Laurie Lashbrook

362 Guzzetta Hall

The University of Akron

Akron, OH 44325-1002

(E-mail: lashbro@uakron.edu)  (Phone: 330.972.2316)

Thank you for your support. It is a pleasure to serve as your regional governor and I look forward to seeing all of you at the Regional Auditions in Muncie, Indiana, USA at Ball State University!

Cheers!

Laurie

Laurie Lashbrook, Governor

Great Lakes Region

lashbro@uakron.edu

Cell: 330.607.6923

Office: 330.972.2316

NATS Ontario Auditions 2013 – Winners List

Congratulations to our winners and to all who participated in the this year’s NATS Ontario auditions!

Please click here to download the winners list and the most promising singers list for the NATS Ontario 2013 Chapter Auditions.

The scholarships provided to winning singers were funded by our generous donors, listed on the winners list. All remaining scholarships were funded by membership fees from the NATS Ontario Chapter.

2013 Fall Auditions Weekend Information

Banquet

Friday, November 15th – Windermere Manor, London, ON

  • 6:00-7:00 pm Cocktails
  • 7:00-8:0o pm Dinner
  • 8:00 Dessert, Meeting & Guest Speaker – RICHARD MARGISON

Auditions

Saturday, November 16th – Western University, London, ON

  • 8:30 am Registration opens in the foyer of the Music Building
  • 9:00 am Official Accompanist 20 min rehearsals begin (if you are bringing your own accompanist, you do not need to be there for this)
  • 10:00 am Adjudicators Meeting in von Kuster Hall, Music Building
  • 11:00 am Classes begin
  • 5:00 pm Approximate ending of all classes
  • 5:30 pm Approximate time of the Final Concert in von Kuster Concert Hall

Recruitment Day – Who is going to be there?

  • Western University
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • York University
  • Queens University
  • University of Toronto – Classical and Jazz
  • Randolph Music Theatre Academy
  • Sheridan College
  • MUSIC PLUS
  • Southwestern Branch of ORMTA
  • Joan Heels –  Sight singing book
  • Centre for Opera Studies in Italy (COSI)

Reminders

  • Our Audition Day happens during major construction at the Faculty of Music & the Western University Open House Day – please allow time to find PARKING!  And don’t forget to pay your parking or you WILL get a ticket.
  • The Cafeteria in Talbot College will be open in the morning however we suggest that you plan your meals accordingly.  There are many food vendors  up the hill of the main campus but this is a 5-10 minute walk.
  • You can still DONATE to the scholarship fund! Online through Paypal or in person to Linda Condy on the day (cheque or cash)

Parking Information:

  • Several thousand visitors will be coming to campus on auditions day. Talbot lot gate will be up and parking is free. Other alternatives if this lot is full are: Huron Flats, South Valley (gated lot) and Medway for overflow.
  • Click here to download a campus parking lot map.
  • Directions to campus are also available on the UWO website.
  • Most GPS systems suggest entering the campus via the main gates at 1151 Richmond Street.  This entrance will likely be clogged up first thing in the morning with traffic. It may be easier to enter campus from the west side (off Sarnia Road) as well as the north (off Windermere Road).

2013 Fall Student Auditions — November 16th

Registration for the 2013 Fall Student Auditions scheduled for Saturday, November 16 is NOW OPEN!  Click HERE to access the auditions scheduler.

NEW THIS YEAR:  Musical Theatre Categories for both University and High School aged singers!

Auditions will be held at the University of Western Ontario in London, ON.  You can book a room at the Windemere Manor and receive a special NATS rate. Ask for the NATS rate when you make your reservation!

Application due date: Friday, October 18th, 2013

To make yours and your students’ audition experience easier, NATS Ontario has created a new Frequently Asked Questions document that answers ALL your questions including who can participate, what the repertoire requirements are, a general schedule of events and more!  Click here to download the NATS Ontario Auditions Handbook.

Questions should be addressed to Michelyn Wright by email at auditions@natsontario.org