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NATS Artist Awards (NATSAA) is a biennial competition for early-career, classical vocalists.

The NATS Artist Awards (NATSAA) competition is designed to assist singers prepared to launch a professional career and, to that end, substantial monetary and performance prizes are offered.

The NATSAA semifinal and final rounds are held in New York City, in proximity to a wide audience of artist managers and industry professionals. The competition takes place every other year. Preliminary competitions are held regionally and national semifinals/finals take place in conjunction with the NATS National Workshop in New York.

NATS is now accepting applications for the 2024 NATS Artist Awards.

Click here for more information - Applications are now closed (Sept 11, 2023).

"Throughout its history, the purpose of this [NATSAA] competition has been to select, through a series of elimination rounds on the district, regional, and national levels, singers whose artistry indicates that they are ready for a professional career and to encourage them toward that goal with a cash prize and the opportunity for performance engagements." - Edward Baird, President of NATS, 1985-1987


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