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Click to Register* Submission Deadline

May 10
Click to Register*
*For both competitions, on the registration page, select your division and then select the Online Application for the location.


  • Before you fill out an online application you must first register for the First Round of either or both competitions.
  • Fill out your online application via (see the instructions below).
  • Submit your application to be judged any time before May 10. You will be notified via email within 3-4 weeks of your submission when your application has been scored and judged.

  1. Register on Auditions Plus
    Follow the online registration process via to select the Online Round on your application. Every competition participant will need his or her own unique Auditions Plus/Classical Singer account. After you finish the competition registration your application will be saved to your Auditions Plus account.

  2. Upload Your Selections to YouTube or Sound Cloud
    Auditions Plus does not host your video or audio files. You will need to upload those to a third party vendor such as YouTube or Sound Cloud.
    • PLEASE do not use microphones.
    • Try to get as close-up as possible on video recordings.
    • Live piano accompaniment is recommended.

  3. Link Your Selections to your Competition Application
    Participants must link two selections in their competition application which is housed under their Account Manager:My Applications (Find the application for the CS Vocal Competitions and edit the application).

    Within your competition application you will paste the URL of your YouTube or Sound Cloud selections. You can simply paste the URL (website address) of your media selection.

    IMPORTANT: You need to make sure your video or audio clips are made public on YouTube or SoundCloud so they can be shared.

  4. Submit Your Application
    After you have finalized your selections, click "Submit this Application to be Reviewed" on your application. You cannot edit your application after you submit it. It will be sent out for review and you will be notified when the judges have finished their evaluations.

  5. Receive a Scored Evaluation and Written Feedback
    Beginning March 1, two judges will review your competition application and provide a Scored Evaluation (1 is lowest and 10 is highest). Results will be available on your Competition Application.

  6. Advance to National Round
    All qualified singers will advance to the National Rounds at the Chicago Sheraton Hotel & Towers. Results will be posted online at and they will also be sent out via Twitter and Facebook.

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