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A Voice Competition for Musical Theater

Application Requirements

1. Please register at mtfest.com.  Register under “Universal Application” and choose the date of this event.

2. Pay fee online through mtfest.com.  Click on Billing, then click on the $ next to the event.  Pay with Visa or Mastercard.  After payment is made, you may print a copy of the invoice for your records.  You do not need to mail anything to the Chair.  No late applications will be accepted.  All fees are non-refundable.

3.  NVMTA reserves the right to close registration early if the number of students entered exceeds 40.

Repertoire  Requirements

Division 1: Grades 8 – 10

Division 2: Grades 11 & 12

Division 3: Males in Grades 8 – 12 (This division will be offered only if a minimum of six male sudents register.  If there are less than six male students, males will perform in Divisions 1 & 2.)

Divisions I, II, III: Each student will have a total of 4 minues to perform two contrasting musical theater cuts (approximately 32 bars) and a one-minute monologue.

Judges will be looking for students to demonstrate the ability to sing a healthy belt as well as “legit” technique. For example, a student could choose to sing a cut of Golden Age song using classical technique and a cut of an uptempo contemporary song incorporating a healthy belt/mix. The goal is to present contrasting selections that demonstrate the student’s grasp of the wide range of musical theatre styles and techniques. Monologues should be age-appropriate.

Copyright Release Forms: NVMTA supports the use of published musical scores. If a photocopy must be used, the NVMTA Copyright Release form, signed by a parent or teacher, must be submitted to the chairman by email or postmarked at least a week prior to the event. Please submit this form also for music purchased or downloaded from the internet. Students using photocopies (or anything resembling a photocopy) either for themselves or the judges, without having provided the Copyright Release Form by this deadline, may play for comments but will not be eligible to compete. Copyright Release Form: 


Judges will award 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in each division, and may elect to award Honorable Mentions to deserving students.

Division I$200$100$50
Division II$200$100$50
Division III$200$100$50

Teacher Guidelines

Singers may bring their own accompanists. Teachers and coaches may not accompany their own students.  Students must bring a legal copy of each of their songs.  Written comments from the judges will be given to the teachers of the contestants at the end of the competition. The decision of the judges will be final.  Participating teachers are expected to assist the chair as needed based on the number of students enrolled, regardless of subsequent student withdrawals.

Teachers must agree to abide by the Teacher Responsibilities.