Category Archives: Auditions

2017 Regional Auditions and Conference Information

The West Central Region of NATS will hold its annual auditions on November 3-4 at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO.  Our guest master class clinician will be Brian Horne Executive Director of the NATS Foundation, Governor of the NATS Great Lakes Region, and Voice Professor at Indiana University. Shelby VanNordstrand will  [Read More]

The 2016 West Central Regional Conference and Auditions will be held at Wichita State University, Wichita, KS on November 3-5.  More information will be provided in September about registering for the conference and auditions.  If you have questions before then, please contact the Auditions Chair, Ivalah Allen.

Congratulations to Ivy Calvert for being chosen the 2015 West Central Regional Singer of the Year.  Congratulations, too, to her teacher, Dr. Patricia Thompson of Kansas State University.

Singer of the Year

Ivy Calvert (Student of Patricia Thompson; Kansas State University)

Collaborative Pianist of the Year

Michael Cotton (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

2015 Student Singer Awards

(All 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Winners may proceed to the National Student Auditions)



Category I B (HS Music Theater Women)

CONGRATULATIONS to all of our West Central students who represented us so well at the second National NATS Student Auditions in Greensboro, North Carolina.

National Finalists

Category I*High School Musical Theatre Men
2nd Place*Chris Hutton*Student of John Seesholtz*Ft. Collins. CO.

Category V*College/Private Musical Theatre Men

The 2015 Regional Conference and Auditions will be held on October 30-31 at the University of Nebraska-Kearney.

Registration and Conference Information

For more information and to register for the conference, please go to and log in.  If you do not have credentials for, then you can easily request them there.


Our 2014 West Central Regional Student Auditions will be held the last full weekend in October (October 24 – 26) at Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado.  This is earlier than our usual slot because it was the only weekend  [Read More]

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