Greater Houston NATS Fall Music Theater Auditions
Lone Star College - Montgomery
November 16, 2019

REGISTRATION GUIDE (Please consult before beginning registration)

Registration Deadline for the Music Theater auditions: 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Registration is completed through NATS. Registration fees will be paid online at the time of registration through the website.

Every teacher must indicate on the website that they have read and are in compliance with the NATS Policy on Copyright Laws.

Greater Houston Student Auditions Information

1. National and Local Chapter dues must be paid in full on the website before you can register your students.

2. All teachers who register students are required to attend the Student Auditions.

Remember that if you enter students in the auditions, you MUST attend the entire day, which includes the Saturday morning judges’ meeting, and be available for judging assignments. If you fail to attend the Saturday morning judges’ meeting and fail to complete your judging assignments for the auditions, your students will be ineligible for competition.

3. Fee Schedule

Student Audition Fee $22/student
Teacher Registration Fee (fee includes 1 boxed lunch) $20
Additional Boxed Lunch Fee $12 each

4. Registration will be done through the website.

  1. See further details on pages 2-4 of this document.
  2. Auditions registration and box lunches will be purchased through the national website when you register students.

5. Teachers must print three Student Auditions Repertoire Adjudication Forms per student.

  1. After Adjudication Forms are printed, teachers should give these to their students to present to the judges when entering the room.
  2. Students will need 3 copies of the adjudication forms to give to the judges.
  3. One of the benefits of this site is that it will automatically populate the fields you entered with your students’ information and repertoire.

6. Accompanists can play for no more than 10 singers. Pianists may now use iPads or Tablets.

7. Accompanists must play from the original score, from sheet music that has been purchased and downloaded, from an approved public domain website, or from an iPad or Tablet that follows US Copyright Law.

  1. It is the individual teacher’s responsibility to make certain their students are in full compliance with the copyright laws of the United States.
  2. See the “NATS Policy on Copyright Laws” for more information.

8. Teachers must complete the registration process for the Greater Houston Student Auditions. Students are not permitted to register themselves.

Registration Instructions for the Greater Houston Student Auditions

1. Confirm that you have paid your National dues through the website. Make sure you select Greater Houston as your local chapter and pay dues for Greater Houston NATS membership, as well.

2. Gather your students’ information. You will need to know:

  1. Student’s full name
  2. Student’s age (as of October 19, 2019)
  3. Student’s birthday (including year)
  4. Student’s phone and email address
  5. Number of semesters of voice study
  6. Audition Category
  7. Accompanist Name. Please be consistent in the spelling of the name of the accompanist. To avoid double booking an accompanist through the scheduling program, the name must be spelled identically each time.
  8. Name of previous teacher, if the student has studied with you for less than 8 months

3. Review the Repertoire Requirements and gather your students’ audition repertoire information. For each piece, you must enter:

  1. Title (include name of larger work if from one)
  2. Composer
  3. Language
  4. Song Type (Art Song, Aria, Spiritual, etc.)

Accessing the NATS Auditions Registration System

The NATS Auditions Registration system is designed in partnership with Auditionware and its creator, Brad Mills. It is designed to facilitate the entire auditions process from registration and payment to scheduling, assigning judges, reporting scores, and advancing eligible singers to the national rounds of the NATS National Student Auditions. Below is an instruction sheet on how to access the system. Once you get into the actual registration part of the system there are a series of questions asked in order to help you register all of your students, register yourself, and pay for your registrations. With the new system, payment is by credit or debit card only. The elimination of payment by check is important for timely registration and scheduling of all auditions and confirmation that payments have been completed in this manner simplifies this for all audition’s chairs.

STEP 1 Go to and log in. Your username is the email address you have on file with NATS. Your password is unique to you. If you do not remember it simply click on ‘forgot login/password’ and you can reset your password. IMPORTANT FOR PREVIOUS USERS OF AUDITIONWARE: If you have used Auditionware before and want to have access to your registration info from past years, you MUST have the same email address you used for Auditionware last year as your username at You can change this yourself by logging in to with your current username, on the member home screen click on MY PROFILE on the left menu, then Click the box titled UPDATE PROFILE. Change your email address in the appropriate field. Scroll down and click on submit. This will make sure your data form last year will be accessible. NOTE: It may take up to 24 hours for your new username to sync with the Auditionware system.

STEP 2 Once you log into, the website should take you to your member home page. IF not, then click on “MEMBER HOME” in the top black bar. On this page, you will find a GREEN button titled “NATS AUDITION REGISTRATION.” Click on that link.

STEP 3 You will be transported to the Auditionware system for registration. Signing into authenticates that you are an active member and eligible to register students based on the chapter membership(s) you have and region where you reside. If you are not transported to a screen to start your registration, then there may be several reasons. Troubleshooting for Step 3: Contact your auditions coordinator first. They have access to check your permissions in the system should there be an issue and can direct you to others as needed. They also are in regular contact with Auditionware. If there is an issue that requires you to reinstate membership or pay dues, then your access should be updated within 24 hours. The systems sync every night. If you recently moved and have not updated your profile, you could be assigned to the wrong region so make sure you update your profile before registration.

STEP 4 Successful transfer to the Auditionware site takes you to a landing page where you can begin registration. Normally only one of your auditions will be activated at any time. Only those auditions with active audition periods will be accessible. BEFORE YOU BEGIN ENTERING

STUDENT REGISTRATIONS: Make sure you have the following info for each student: 1. First Name 2. Last Name 3. Phone Number 4. Email 5. Birth Date 6. Audition Category 7. Pianist Name. After entering info for a student, review the data for accuracy and check the box at the bottom to confirm accuracy and click SAVE. At this point, you may ADD ANOTHER CATEGORY for your student (if your audition allows multiple entries by one student). If not, you may ADD ANOTHER STUDENT and repeat the process until all students are entered. When finished entering all students click on the “GREEN” COMPLETE REGISTRATION button. Depending on other activities at your audition, there will be various other options for you to choose (meals, ticketed events, judging preferences, attendance options, teacher registration fees, etc.) Follow the menu to register for these events. Once complete review your summary of fees and then click the GO TO PAYMENT PAGE button.

STEP 5 You are now transported back to for completion of payment. A detailed list of your registration costs should appear, and you can follow the steps to enter your credit card/debit card for payment. For security purposes NATS does not store or retain any card info in this system so you will have to enter your card information each time you make a payment. IMPORTANT: DO NOT EXIT THE PAYMENT SYSTEM UNTIL YOU SEE THE SCREEN THAT SHOWS YOUR RECEIPT. If you leave prior to that and go to another page, then you may disrupt the completion of the payment.

STEP 6 Once your payment is complete you will receive a confirmation email that your payment was received. In addition, a detailed receipt of your payment will always be located in your profile at To find your history of all payments log in to, go to MEMBER HOME, click on MY PROFILE and then click on the box ACCOUNT STATEMENT and all of your receipts for payments to NATS will be available for your reference.


For questions regarding online registration, please contact:

Donna Hinds Sawyers, Vice President of Music Theater Auditions This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Michael Walsh, Vice President of Classical Auditions This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


If you have an independent studio, please list your Teaching Location/Studio Name as “Your Full Name Independent Studio” - e.g. John Doe Independent Studio.