Upper Floor Studio goes to NATS

What?

Upper Floor Studio is participating in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) San Francisco Bay Area Chapter student auditions at CSU East Bay in Hayward, CA. These auditions provide students an opportunity to receive constructive feedback from many teachers in our district, a chance to appear in front of many other musicians and industry experts, and also a chance to earn scholarships and awards. 


Who?

We can have 20 students participating in auditions!


Where / When?

The weekend conference is going to be held at CSU East Bay on November 11th. This year we won't be riding together, so please arrange transportation and remember to arrive about 30+ minutes early! Here is a link to the CSU East Bay Campus Map.

We will not be doing a mock audition rehearsal. However, Katie Coleman (our wonderful accompanist!) has offered to work individually with students if you'd like to get some extra practice in with a real accompanist. Many of you have been through this before, but if you'd like to set up a time with Katie, her contact info is:

Katie Coleman
kcoleman4@gmail.com
650.280.3364

Deadline to register is October 14th at 10pm!


All the details!

 

Cost:

Total Cost for Participant - 100 (limited to 20 students)
Registration is due by October 14 at 10:00 p.m. Payment is non-refundable

What to Bring:

  • Upper Floor Studio music bag
  • Black binder with sheet music and lined paper. Please write your full
    name on the inside cover. 
  • Pen or pencil 
  • Sheet music books or hard copies (We’ll discuss this as the date gets
    closer, but NATS requires that the student show the book where the photocopy is from or show proof of purchase with the student’s name.) 
  • Reusable bottle of water
  • Copies of: Government-issued ID, Birth Certificate, or Passport (NOT a student ID)

What to Wear:

We'll talk about this more as the festival approaches, but wear something nice that isn't too fancy. Please understand that while your teacher is incredibly cool and hip, not all teachers are. The idea is to put your best face forward, we want to focus more on your singing than your outfit.

(Hint: if you're going to ask me if it's a good idea, it's probably not)

When is my audition

Student audition times will be assigned after registration closes. You'll know your time well in advance (again, please arrive 60 minutes early... 30 minutes at the VERY latest!) Once your audition is over, you aren't required to stay and wait for results. You can check online later in the day or wait for them to be posted manually by the front entrance. If you place first in your category, you will be invited to attend the finals concert that evening. You are not required to participate! It's totally optional. 

Will Sheila or Neil be there?

This year is a little different, Sheila will be performing in Mamma Mia, and Neil will be halfway around the world on a business trip. I have complete confidence in your ability to show up and rock your audition! That said, please text about how amazing you were!