Music Artist

$175 fee per entry. Limit 2 entries.

Available to all age divisions. Each participant will receive a complimentary official rhinestone “Music Artist” pin.

One winner will be selected from among the Princess, Jr. Pre-Teen, and Pre-Teen age divisions, and one winner will be selected

from among the Jr. Teen, Teen, and Miss age divisions. Each winner will receive the official signature Music Artist of the Year.

Award and the Grand Prize Package. The 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th runners-up will be presented with specially designed awards.

Sign up for this new Optional Contest today!

Imagine performing in an audition with a Grammy® winning Hollywood music producer and sound engineer! In this American Idol™ style tryout, you will perform in a real-world audition with a Hollywood studio.The Grand Prize package includes airfare for two to Los Angeles, hotel stay for two nights, dinner in Hollywood for two, and a one-day recording session at a premier Hollywood recording studio! For more information and details, go to NAMnationals.com/Music.
Attire: Outfit of your choice. Rules: Only live, solo, musical presentations will be permitted. The Music Artist of the YearSM competitor will be the only person performing in the audition. The prepared presentation cannot exceed 2 minutes.

For Princess, Jr. Pre-Teen, and Pre-Teen age groups, vocal performers must use one of the complimentary downloadable cover songs provided by the studio. If the performer is playing a musical instrument, then she will not be singing.

For Jr. Teen, Teen, and Miss age groups, vocal performers can use one of the complimentary downloadable cover songs provided by the studio. Alternatively, she may bring her song choice on a CD or on a music-playing device (smart phone, iPad or tablet, laptop computer). The performer may do an instrumental performance, or she may sing while playing an instrument.

Audition Furnishes: Standard musical performance equipment and technician to assist the performer in her vocal and/or musical instrument performance. The performer may use any of the provided components on a complimentary basis, including CD player and operator, hand-held microphone, microphone on a stand, and audio connections (one standard aux jack, one ¼” acoustic input, two ¼” keyboard inputs, and two RCA inputs) for her instrument or music player. The performer may also use the complimentary digital keyboard (full 88 weighted keys) that will be provided in the audition room.