Singers may participate at multiple locations (online or live) and in multiple categories (classical and musical theatre), but they must pay a new registration fee for each location or submission. Singers may not participate in multiple divisions within a category.
Competition times for the live locations will be assigned and posted on each participant's CSmusic.net account.
Daytime audition attire is appropriate for for the First, Second, and Semifinal Rounds; formal wear should only be worn at the Final Round Concert.
Cancellation and Transfer Policies:
Any cancellation must be received within 1 week of registration. These cancellations are eligible for a full refund less $25 cancellation fee.
There is a $15 fee to switch First Round locations (upon availability) or transfer registrations to a different person.
The judges will select the top half of participants from the First Round to advance to the National Rounds of the Competition.
Winners will be announced at the end of each specific location or posted online the week after the competition.
Most schools will host a brief awards ceremony to announce the names of the singers who advanced to the National Rounds.
Students are encouraged but not required to stay until the end of the Competition. The names of the winners will be posted ONLINE within a week of the Competition.
Comment sheets will either be given back to the students at the end of the day of the Competition or they will be mailed to the students in two to three months.
Participants who submit an Online Application will be notified of their advancement status within three weeks after they finalize their submission.
Anyone who advances to the National Rounds must confirm their participation in the Second Round by calling the CS Music office at 1-877-515-9800. Winners may also confirm their participation by emailing email@example.com.
Second Round times will not be assigned until May 1.
More than $2,100,000 of university and summer program scholarships will be offered to Competition participants. All singers who advance from the First Round are eligible to win a scholarship offer.
Scholarships are given completely at the discretion of the school offering it. The majority of the scholarships will go to juniors or sophomores as most seniors have already committed to a specifc school.
$18,000 in cash prizes will also be given to the national winners at the Winners Concert.