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The Online Round

Classical & Musical Theatre
High School, University, and Young Artist Divisions
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Online Round Instructions

  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 under Account Manager:My Application.

  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 and try to get as close-up as possible on video recordings.

  3. Embed Your Selections to your Competition Application
    Participants must embed 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 embed your 2 media files (either two video, two audio, or one of each) from YouTube, Facebook, Sound Cloud or other online video or audio services. DO NOT SIMPLY PASTE THE URL of your YouTube or other media clip.

    For example, via YouTube, below your video there is the option to "Share". After you select that it will allow you to selection the option to Embed. Copy the code provided and paste it into your application in the provided Embed Code field. We have provided links to detailed instructions for YouTube or Sound Cloud.

    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 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
    Two judges will review your competition application and provide a Scored Evaluation (1 is lowest and 5 is highest). Results will be available on your Competition Application as soon as the judges have reviewed your application. Winners will be determined after the round is complete.

  6. Advance to National Round
    All qualified singers will advance to the National Rounds in San Antonio at the Westin Riverwalk Hotel May 23-25. View the details of the National Rounds here.

    Results will be posted online at and they will also be sent out via Twitter and Facebook.

More Details . . .

  • Judging will be conducted by voice faculty from music schools throughout the country, as well as private voice teachers.
  • Repertoire Guidelines:
    • Two song selections are required.
    • Classical Category
      • Singers should have contrasting selections (art songs or arias), preferably one in a language other than English, at a level appropriate to your vocal development.
      • One of the selections may be a musical theater selection. Please keep in mind that the emphasis of this category is classical singing.
    • Musical Theatre Category
      • Selections can come from Broadway, off-Broadway, and revival shows.
      • Singers shoud demonstrate their full vocal range and different vocal sonorities as well as contrasting styles.
      • Singers should also be able to demonstrate strong acting abilities as appropriate to the literature.
  • Selections must be performed with piano accompaniment only. No other accompanying instruments are allowed.
  • PLEASE do not use microphones and try to get as close-up as possible on video recordings.
  • $85 application fee is non-refundable but includes:
    • A 3-month web subscription to Classical Singer and Auditions Plus.
    • All rounds of the Competition.
    • Admission to the 2014 Convention High School & University Masterclasses.
    • Accompanist fees at the other rounds of the Competition.
  • View official Competition Rules.

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