Ensemble Competition

High School Musical Theatre

Ensemble Competition

Ensemble Performance, College Recruiting, and Vocal Masterclasses!

$500 First Place Prize
A panel of CS Music judges will select an overall winner of the $500 Award and that school will be invited to perform at the Final Awards Concert on Monday, May 29.


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Event Details

Showcase your high school’s musical theatre program at the 2023 CS Music Convention at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco.

  • Sunday, May 28
  • Groups of 6 or more students
  • Provided equipment includes: 3 mics, baby grand piano, and stage
  • Each group will have up to 10  minutes to perform a musical theatre selection of their choice
  • The panel of CS Music judges will select a First, Second, and Third place winner. The top three groups will receive an award trophy.
  • The First Place group will receive an additional $500 cash grant and have the opportunity to perform at the Convention Final Awards Concert on Monday, May 29.

Free Classes & Networking
Competition participants receive a free Convention Attendee pass to attend all of the Convention masterclasses and workshops throughout the weekend. Gain insights on auditions, vocal technique, college admissions, and more. Students can also meet with schools at the College Expo Recruiting Fair.

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Rules & Format
• Each group is responsible for their own accompaniment, whether pianist or tracks.
• Selections must be from Broadway, Off-Broadway, or a Musical Review.
• Judging will focus on singing and acting ability with appropriate blocking and movement. (Dance choreography is acceptable, but technique will not be judged. Areas of emphasis should be sound productions, technique, musicianship, and presentation.)
• Each group has 10 minutes to get onstage, prepare, perform and get offstage.
• Each group will have an (optional) opportunity to give a brief one to two sentence introduction of their selection before their time starts.

Other Events for Ensemble Participants

Convention Classes

Four days of 90+ masterclasses and workshops taught by faculty and industry experts. Ensemble participants receive a free Attendee Pass.

Friday, May 26 – Monday, May 29
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College Expo Recruiting Fair

Meet with more than 50 universities, conservatories, and music programs!

Visit the Exhibit Hall on Saturday, May 27  – Sunday, May 28, 1:00 – 5:00 pm.

View the List of Attending Schools, Programs, and Companies

Visit the Exhibit Hall on Saturday, May 27  – Sunday, May 28, 1:00 – 5:00 pm.


Art Songs Transpositions
Bard College
Boston Cons at Berklee
Boston Univ
Broadway Sessions
Butler Univ
Carnegie Mellon
Central Michigan Univ
Cincinnati Cons of Music
Columbus State Univ
Converse Univ
DePaul Univ
DePauw Univ
Florida State Univ
Eastman School of Music
Grand Canyon Univ
Illinois Wesleyan Univ
Ithaca College
Lawrence Univ
Longy School
Mirshak Artists Management
New Amsterdam Opera
New England Conservatory
New World School of the Arts
NY Cons for Dramatic Arts
New York Singing Teachers’
Northwestern Univ
Opera on Tap
Manhattan School of Music
Pepperdine Univ
Purchase College
San Francisco Cons
Schmidt Vocal Arts
Temple Univ
Texas Tech Univ
Univ of Illinois
Univ of Alabama
Univ of Houston
Univ of Memphis
Univ of Michigan
Univ of North Texas
Univ of Wisconsin
Vanderbilt Univ
Viterbo Univ
Walnut Hill School


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“It was a great honor for our ensemble to perform at the Grand Finale Concert in Boston this past May. This was such a rewarding experience for me and my students…
…I cannot thank CS Music enough for this amazing opportunity for my students. Each one of them who performed is now planning to pursue a career in this field and use this experience and the skills gained in order to make a life in Musical Theater. If you have the opportunity to participate in this Musical Theater Ensemble Competition don’t hesitate! Your students will thank you!”

Sam Bianco, Director, Somerset High School (MA)
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