NATS Student Auditions


2020 Musical Theater Handbook

Musical Theater Categories

Cascade Musical Theater Festival 2020
  • Thursday October 29th: Student audition videos due 
  • Thursday November 5th: Adjudicator training session in the evening
  • November 6-13th: Adjudication period (reserve a chunk of hours to adjudicate during this time frame)
  • Saturday November 14th: Festival workshops & Chapter Meeting online
  • Sunday November 15th: Honors recital, results and scholarships announced livestream
Cascade Chapter Classical NATS Festival:
  • Thursday January 21st: Student audition Videos due
  • Thursday January 28th: Adjudicator training session in the evening
  • January 29th-February 5th: Adjudication period (reserve a chunk of hours to adjudicate during this time frame)
  • Saturday February 6th: Festival workshops & Chapter Meeting online
  • Sunday February 7th:  Honors recital/results  announced livestream


February 15th-16th, 2020
Pacific University
Registration closes Friday, January 31st, 2020


2019 Classical Student Auditions
University of Portland
January 26th and 27th, 2019
Registration Deadline: January 11th
Chapter Meeting: January 26th
Honors Recital: January 27th featuring 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners

Registration will open December 14th.
Registration will close January 11th.

2018 Musical Theatre Student Auditions
Western Oregon University
November 10th and 11th, 2018.
Registration Deadline: October 26, 2018. Register at
Chapter Meeting: November 10th, 2018 12:00-1:30pm
Honors Recital: November 11th, 2018  3:00pm

Festival Workshops: Musical Theatre Type Casting with Courtney Freed and Stage Entrances, Exits, and Etiquette/What Not To Wear with Nicole Leupp Hanig

Clarification on Categories for Musical Theatre Fall 2018

2018 Classical Student Auditions  NATS Cascade Classical Honors Recital 2018

January 27/28, 2018
University of Portland
Nicole Hanig, Host 

Auditions Co-Chairs:
Beverly Park
Amy Hansen
Jennifer Davies


NATS Artist Award Competition
Northwest Region
October 27 – 28, 2017
Portland State University


2017 Musical Theater NATS Student Auditions
November 18-19, 2017
Maryhurst University


2017 Classical NATS Student Auditions
January 28, 2017
Pacific University


2016 Musical Theatre NATS Student Auditions
November 5, 2016
Lewis & Clark
Host: Sue McBerry

NSA auditions in Chicago in July 2016

We are so please to share that we sent 9 students from our chapter to compete in the final live rounds of the NSA auditions in Chicago in July 2016:
I High School Music Theater Women, Hannah Boyack, Teacher: Allison Swensen-Mitchell

I High School Music Theater Women, Sunday Manisto-Saari, Teacher: Linda Appert

I High School Music Theater Women, Andrea Reichle, Teacher: Vanessa Jump Nelson

II High School Music Theater Men, Isaiah Zimmerman, Teacher: Kay Joham

III High School Classical Women, Olga Melendez Valdes, Teacher: Allison Swensen-Mitchell

IX Upper College/Independent Studio Music Theater Women, Shahayla Ononaiye, Teacher: Jamie Jacobson

IX Upper College/Independent Studio Music Theater Women, Natalie Pate, Teacher: Allison Swensen-Mitchell

V Lower College/Independent Studio Music Theater Women, Paris Rumbolz, Teacher: Kara Quello

XIII Advanced College/Independent Studio Women, Rebecca Sacks, Teacher: Ruth Dobson

Past Honors Recital Programs:

Classical Winter 2018 Honors Recital Program

Classical 2016 Honors Recital Program
Musical Theater Fall 2015 Honors Recital Program
Classical Spring 2015 Honors program
Musical Theater Fall 2014 Honors Recital Program
Classical Fall 2013 Honors Recital Program
Classical Spring 2013 Honors Recital Program
Musical Theatre 2012 Honors Recital Program
Classical 2012 Honors Recital Program
Musical Theatre 2011 Honors Recital Program