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Online Application
Registration & Instructions


  1. Register for the Competition
    Register on and submit your application by May 1.

  2. Create a CS Account
    Every competition participant will need his or her own unique CS account on After you finish the competition registration your application will be saved to your CS Music account.

  3. Upload Your Selections to YouTube or Sound Cloud
    CS Music does not host your video or audio files. You will need to upload those to 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.
    • Record TWO selections in their entirety on two separate clips.

  4. Link Your Selections to your Competition Application
    • Participants must link two selections.
    • Make sure the selections are on separate clips.
    • Find you competition application on your CS Music applications page and click the Edit Application link.
    • Within your competition application, paste the URL of your YouTube or Sound Cloud selections.
    • IMPORTANT: You need to make sure your video or audio clips are made public on YouTube or SoundCloud so they can be shared.


  5. Submit Your Application by May 10
    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.

  6. 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). Participants will be notified via email when results are available.

  7. Advance to National Round
    All qualified singers (scores of 3 or higher) will advance to the CS Convention in Chicago, May 26-28, at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers. You will be notified within 1-2 weeks of the results via email and they will be posted on your CS Music account page at

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