DFW NATS Categories
 

2018 category Description Gender Years of Study Age Limit Grade
1 High School Music Theater Women No limit 14-19 -
2 High School Music Theater Men No limit 14-19 -
5 Lower College Music Theater Women 0-2 years past HS 22 -
6 Lower College Music Theater Men 0-2 years past HS 22 -
9 Upper College Music Theater Women 3-5 years past HS 25 -
10 Upper College Music Theater Men 3-5 years past HS 25 -
    Adult Music Theater Women No limit 22+ -
Adult Music Theater Men No limit 22+ -
3A Lower High School Women No limit 14-16 9th-10th
3B Upper High School Women No limit 16-19 11th-12th
4A Lower High School Men No limit 14-16 9th-10th 
4B Upper High School Men No limit 16-19 11th-12th
7 Lower College Women 1-2 year past HS 22
Lower College Men 1-2 years past HS 22
11 Upper College Women 3-5 years past HS 25 UNDERGRADUATE
12 Upper College Men 3-5 years past HS 25 UNDERGRADUATE
13 Advanced College Women 4+ years past HS 22-30 MAY be graduate
14 Advanced College Men 4+ years past HS 22-30 MAY be graduate
Adult Women Adult Women No limit 22+
Adult Men Adult Men No limit 22+


Notes

The College Music Theater categories have been divided into upper and lower. The repertoire requirements are different for lower and upper college: lower is three and upper is four.

The former “junior” and “senior” categories are now combined as “upper college” categories. Note that these are open to “fifth-year seniors”. Undergraduates MAY enter the “Advanced College” categories, provided they meet the age and length of study requirements. For DFW chapter auditions we will limit each student to one “classical” entry, however. (i.e. A student may not enter both “upper college” and “advanced” categories. They may, as always, enter both Music Theater and “classical” categories.)

The “Adult Competitive” category is now divided into men and women for classical. There is no longer a “non-competitive” (comments only) category. Students may enter as “non-competitive” in any division for which they meet the qualifications.  Information on the requirements are on page 13 of the regulations document: https://www.nats.org/_Library/NSA_Files/NATS_Regulations_3_0_2017_Jul_21.pdf  Remember, there is no longer a specific "non-competitive" category. ANY singer may enter for "comments only". (Be sure to check that box when they register.)

Please check repertoire requirements for each category, as some have been changed.