Recording Instructions

All-State Singers: You may submit a new recording or a previously recorded performance clip; one video up to 7-minutes in length. If you are recording a new audition, please follow the instructions below. If you are submitting a performance clip, skip the first step.

1. Record Your Audition

    • PLEASE do not use external microphones.
    • Try to get as close-up as possible on video recordings.
    • Try to frame the shot from the waist up, with not too much empty space above the head in frame.
    • Also try to raise the video source closer to eye level so that the judges can see you more face to face, rather than looking up at you.
    • Film in landscape/horizontal frame.
    • Record ONE selection in its entirety.
  • At the beginning of your recording, slate by stating:
    • Your first and last name
    • The event you are auditioning for
    • The current date
    • The name of piece you will be performing and the composer’s name
  • For Vocal Performance:
    • Accompaniment options:
      • Live piano accompaniment
      • Recorded piano accompaniments from Appcompanist or a different track
    • Read this CS Music Article with advice for your upcoming recording:


2. Upload to YouTube

  • CS Music does not host videos, so you will need to upload your recording to YouTube.
  • Post the video as either Public or Unlisted.
    • Judges will not be able to view the video if it is Private.
    • By posting the video as Unlisted, only people you share the link with will be able to view your video.


3. Link YouTube to CS Music and Submit

  • Find your application on your CS Music applications page and click the Edit Application link.
  • Within your application, paste the URL of your YouTube selection.
  • After you have finalized your selection, click “Submit this Application to be Reviewed” on your application.
  • You cannot edit your application after you submit it.
  • It will be sent out for review and you will be notified via email when the judges have finished their evaluations.


4. Update Your Profile


If you have any questions at all, email