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Unprecedented Feedback for Your Next Audition
Plus Cash Awards and Prize Packages for the Winners

Submit your online audition or performance and
receive feedback from at least 5 professional CS Music judges.

The top 5-10 singers from each division advance to the Audience Choice Roud.

FIRST ROUND: Deadline September 8

Register for the Feedback Competition on CSmusic.net. After you create an account and register, you will have an application appear at www.csmusic.net/applications. Follow the instructions on your application to paste a link of your YouTube clip onto your CSmusic.net application.

After it is submitted, your application will be reviewed by at least 5 CS Music judges who consist of university faculty, professional voice teachers, and industry professionals. These judges will narrow the field in each category down to 5-10 singers who advance to the Audience Choice Round. Voting will then be open to the public to select winners of each division.

DIVISIONS:

  • Classical High School (ages 14-18)
  • Classical University (ages 18-25)
  • Classical Emerging Professional (ages 22-34)
  • Musical Theatre High School (ages 14-18)
  • Musical Theatre University (ages 18-25)
  • Musical Theatre Pre-Professional (no age limits)
  • Open (no age limits or category restrictions)

First Round winners will be announced on September 8, but you can submit your online application any time between now and August 31 and receive feedback in 3-4 weeks (or by September 18).

AUDIENCE CHOICE ROUND: September 18-22

The top 5-10 singers from each division will be featured on CSmusic.net where there will be live online voting for one week in September.

WINNERS ANNOUNCED: September 27

The online Audience Choice round will be September 11 - 15. Voting will then be open to the public to select winners of each division. The final winners will be announced on September 20 and winners from each division will receive prize packages from Classical Singer magazine, CS Music, and our other sponsors.

RULES and INSTRUCTIONS

  • Create an account and register for the competition on CSmusic.net.
  • Choose any video recordings of a performance of yours from 2017 or record two new selections. Upload your recordings to YouTube.
  • Within your application on your CSmusic.net/applications, follow the instructions to paste a link of your YouTube clip onto your CSmusic.net application.
  • Singers can submit a separate application for both classical and musical theatre divisions.
  • Video Guidelines:
    • Two separate video recordings are required.
    • Only recordings from 2017 are accepted.
    • Piano accompaniment is recommended.
    • Selections should have contrasting styles within the division style.
    • Microphones are discouraged.
    • No audio-only recordings are accepted.
    • Lyrics should be memorized.
    • In Classical divisions, art songs and arieas are accepted.
    • In Musical Theatre divisions, both mix/belt and legit style singing are accepted and judged equally.

For any questions, email support@csmusic.net or call the CS Music office at 877-515-9800.


Thank You Sponsors:

CS Music Foundation

 

2016 Audience Choice Award Winners
More than 4,500 votes were cast and these were the winners of each division last year. Thank you to the more than 90 judges who reviewed the First Round submissions and to the 233 participants!

Classical Youth Division

Hunter Semrau
Medicine Hat, CA-AB, Canada



Musical Theatre Pre-Professional Division

Edward Rodriguez
El Paso, TX











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