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  • First Round:
    Either pick a live location or submit an online application before May 10, 2015.

  • Second, Semifinal, and Final Rounds:
    All events held at the CS Convention at the Chicago Sheraton Hotel & Towers, May 21-24, 2015.

    New for 2015:
        Separate Mix/Belt and Legit Divisions
             - High School Mix/Belt
             - High School Legit
             - University-Young Artist Mix/Belt
             - University-Young Artist Legit

Divisions

  • Mix/Belt
    • Chest voice dominant that incorporates a speech-level style of singing and involves a narrowing and a brightening of sound. High pitches clearly demonstrate a 'belt quality". Traditional and contemporary stylistic elements allowed.

  • Legit
    • Head register dominant, classically sung with a lyrical style. Vocal tone will have chiaroscuro fullness, vowels and consonants will have clarity of sound that is more sung than spoken, and vibrato will be active throughout the phrases.

Divisions Breakdown

  • High School Mix/Belt
    • Ages 14 - 18 as of May 24, 2015.
    • Cannot be enrolled in a university program.
    • Prize Money:
      • $700 First Place
      • $350 Second Place
      • $250 Third Place

  • High School Legit
    • Ages 14 - 18 as of May 24, 2015.
    • Cannot be enrolled in a university program.
    • Prize Money:
      • $700 First Place
      • $350 Second Place
      • $250 Third Place

  • University-Young Artist Mix/Belt
    • Upper age limit 32 as of May 25, 2015.
    • High school graduate or equivalent.
    • Prize Money:
      • $1,000 First Place
      • $400 Second Place
      • $300 Third Place

  • University-Young Artist Legit
    • Upper age limit 32 as of May 25, 2015.
    • High school graduate or equivalent.
    • Prize Money:
      • $1,000 First Place
      • $400 Second Place
      • $300 Third Place

Repertoire/Acting

  • Selections can come from Broadway, off-Broadway, and revival shows.
  • Singers should also be able to demonstrate strong acting abilities as appropriate to the literature.

First Round

  • Live Locations (View)
    • November 22, 2014 - May 21, 2015
    • More than 35 locations.
    • Deadline for each location is the day before or when a location fills up (space varies at each location).
    • Daytime audition attire is appropriate; no formal wear.
    • The top half or all qualified scores from each location advance to the Second Round in Chicago at the CS Convention, May 21-24, 2015.
    • Singers can participate at multiple locations (both live and online) or they can sing for both competitions at a single location, but they need to register separately for each application.

      Competition times will be displayed on your AuditionsPlus.com account page at least one week prior to your First Round location date.
  • Online Application
    • Complete an application via AuditionsPlus.com.
    • Submit your application with your audio/video recordings any time before May 10, 2015.
    • Receive a scored evaluation and written feedback from university faculty and judges within 3-4 weeks of final application submission.
    • Qualified scores advance to the Second Round.

Final Rounds at the CS Convention

Registration Fee

  • $85 - Discounted early registration prices available through November 1.
  • Registration includes:
    • All Rounds of the Competition
    • Accompanist (if needed)
    • College Expo Recruiting Fair (in Chicago)
    • High School & University Masterclasses (in Chicago)

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