In 2020, the National Association of Teachers of Singing will celebrate the art of singing through a series of competitions and programs that are designed to showcase the talented singers and performers who are soon to be rising stars in the profession.
- The National Student Auditions (NSA) are held annually, beginning with chapter level auditions between November and February (depending on the chapter), then the online regional level audition. 2020-2021 information will be updated soon.
- The NATS Artist Awards (NATSAA) is held biannually in the autumn, with a live regional rounds where one regional winner progresses to the national live rounds. Singers compete with 14 art songs and arias. Ages range from 21 - 35 years old, and only classical repertoire. The 2021 NW regional round will take place at the NW Regional Conference. Application deadline will be early September, 2021. The national competition takes place January 2022 in NYC.
- The Hal Johnson Spiritual Competition is held on the regional level and national level in even numbered years.
- The National Music Theater Competition (NMTC) is held annually on a national level. Qualifying NW singers are encouraged to audition in the NMTC video round.