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The Online Round

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

Participate in the Preliminary Round by embedding audio or video selections to an Auditions Plus Application.
University faculty will give you a scored evaluation and singers with qualifying scores will advance to the live National Round in San Antonio, May 23-25.


  Registration Deadline Judging Begins

Winners Announced
National Online Round CLOSED April 18

After you embed your selections there is no further submission process. Your application will automatically be reviewed beginning on April 15 and you will be notified via email when it is complete.
April 30
Texas Regional Online Round

(Open to any singers, but winners will not be announced until the week before the Second Round.)
May 1 May 7

After you embed your selections there is no further submission process. Your application will automatically be reviewed beginning on May 7 and you will be notified via email when it is complete.
May 14

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.

  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.

    The deadline to finalize applications is April 15 for the National Round and May 14 for the Texas Regional Round.

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

  4. Receive a Scored Evaluation and Written Feedback
    Two university judges will review your competition application and provide a Scored Evaluation. This will include written notes and a numerical score in a variety of categories. Judges will review your application for the National Round between April 15-25 and for the Texas Regional Round between May 7-14.

    Results will be available on your Competition Application as soon as the judges have reviewed your application. Winners will be determined and announced online by April 30 for the National Round and May 14 for the Texas Regional Round.

  5. 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.
  • $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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