SAS Performing Arts
Competition

 Division: American Musical Theater

MARCH 21, 2021

SAS Performing Arts Company, Incorporated is pleased to announce our first performing arts competition.

Our company's mission is to focus on creating and helping to support developmental opportunities for emerging artists to study. To achieve that, we have instituted a competition for artists in the performing arts. Artists will compete for prizes with a top prize of $3000. The complete submission process will be online to allow for COVID-19-related restrictions. SAS Performing Arts Company is closely following the progress of the pandameic and will proceed as the situation warrants. 

 

COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS

ELIGIBILITY

  • The competition is open to all performers.

  • The competition's desire is to recognize artists who demonstrate that they can sing as well as create a character through their voice. 

  • The performer's challenge is to present to the judges a proper technique, an understanding of the text, and style of the selection.

  • There is no age limit.

FEES*

  • December 15, 2020 - January 5, 2021 : $40   Early Application Fee*

  • January 6, 2021 - January 31, 2021 : $50  Application Fee*

 

*All application fees are non-refundable.

2021 AWARDS - APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED AS OF December 15, 2020

Division II: American Musical Theater 

Prizes:

1st Prize: $3,000

2nd Prize: $2,000

3rd Prize:  $1,000

Audience Favorite Award: $250

Incentive Grants: $100 

All entrants will be mailed feedback on their submission if they choose. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR DIVISION I - OPERA

Complete the online application form on the website.  APPLICATION - CLICK HERE

The application cut off date is January 31, 2021.

If you have any question, please feel free to contact or staff at : competitions@sasperformingarts.com

The Repertoire selections required: 

  • Division II: American Musical Theater: A total of 3 pieces with two selections chosen from the following composers: Rodgers and Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Andrew Lloyd Weber, and Stephen Schwartz. 

FIRST ROUND

  • The first round will be an audio submission only (no video selections will be allowed).

  • Attach three (3) audio selections only for the first round. The submission should be a good quality MP3 recording, demonstrating the applicant’s vocal skill. 

 

  • Recordings should be of clear quality and include only the pieces submitted to the judges. Each selection should be provided as a separate upload and include piano accompaniment.

  • The judges will receive only the audio selections but not the applicant's information.

  • No repertoire changes are allowed after submission materials are received by The Company.

  • Selections must be well-recorded and clear. A recording that is not clear cannot be judged.

  • A recent headshot and resume must be downloaded.

  • Please process the application fee online.

SEMI-FINALS

  • The Semi-finalists will be announced by email, on social media on Februay 14, 201.

  • Each semi-finalist will be invited to submit:

    • Three (3) video recordings in keeping with the repertoire requirements, as noted above. These video submissions may be the same selections as on the audio recordings; For the Semi-finals, you are free to submit other pieces if you would like.

    • Repertoire list

    • A 250-300 word biography.

  • These materials must be uploaded to SAS Performing Arts, through their website, no later than

  • All Semi-Finalists are hereby informed that we may use their video, biography, and headshot in our publicity and promotional material.

  • If materials not received by the cut off date, participant will be disqualified from the competition.

FINALS

  • Finalists will be announced by email, on our social media pages, and in a press release no later than      March 1, 2021. All Finalists will be featured on our social media and website leading up to our final round.

  • The final round, held March 21, 2020, will be a streamed concert of select videos submitted by our finalists. No additional or new materials will be needed for the Finals.

  • We strongly encourage all finalists to attend the finals concert with as many family and friends as possible.

  • The winners are announced at the end of the Concert.

Judges - American Musical Theater

Deborah Surdi - Former Executive of RCA Records

Maria Giorgio. - Aritistic Advisor SAS Performing Arts Company

Stephen Scovasso - Conductor, Coach SAS Performing Arts Company

The SAS Performing Arts Company and Studios, Inc.

P.O. Box 567

Radio City Station

New York, NY 10101-0567

Telephone: (646) 858-9918

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