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

NATS Ontario Auditions 2012 – Winners List

Please click here to download the winners list for the NATS Ontario 2012 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.

Congratulations to our winners and to all who participated in the 2012 auditions!

Count down to NATS Auditions in Waterloo!

The NATS Ontario Chapter is looking forward to our upcoming NATS Auditions/Competition (Saturday, November 17th) hosted this year by Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, ON.  We are excited to greet over 180 singers from across the province participating in high school, university/college, beginner adult and pre-professional categories.

We are pleased that Kitchener-Waterloo music store MUSIC PLUS and Toronto publisher PLANGERE will be on site to retail their respective music catalogues. Additionally we have invited universities and colleges to set up information booths to help you gather information on the best place for you to pursue your vocal education.  Admission is free and we hope you will join us!

Look who is going to be there!

Music Plus – Bill Labron

Plangere Publishing – Brian McDonagh
*NATS Members receive 20% discount and any pre-orders can save on shipping by picking up at their booth on the 17th*

Glenn Gould School, RCM – Jennifer Tung, Voice Department Coordinator

Queens University – Dianne Baird, Voice Area Coordinator
 
Sheridan Music Theatre – Marie Baron, Vocal Discipline Head
 
Wilfrid Laurier University – Kimberly Barber, Administrative Co-ordinator of Opera
 
University of Guelph – Marta McCarthy, Associate Professor

University of Toronto – Jennifer Panasiuk, Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment Officer
 
University of Western Ontario – Patricia Green & Torin Chiles, Voice Faculty