Maine NATS Musical Theater

Student Auditions

The 2022 Musical Theater Festival will be held at Bates College on November 5th.

Important dates to remember:

October 5th - Student Registration and Teacher Sponsorship due by 9 PM

November 5th - Musical Theater Festival at Bates College. Matt Cahill's Alexander Technique workshop begins at 8 AM. First round of auditions begin at 9 AM.

Our 2022 Featured Artists:

Chadley Ballantyne, DMA:

Bass-baritone Chadley Ballantyne is Assistant Professor of Music, Voice at Stetson University. Dr. Ballantyne is a frequent speaker on the topic of applying vocal acoustic pedagogy for both classical and CCM techniques. In addition to guest lectures for institutions and universities across the country and internationally, he has presented his work at the 2017 Pan-American Vocology Association Symposium in Toronto, Canada, the 2017 West Central and Central Regional NATS Conferences, the 55th NATS National Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, the VASTA/PAVA 2018 Joint Conference in Seattle, Washington, the 2020 National Opera Association Southeastern Regional Conference, the 56th NATS National Virtual Conference, the 57th NATS National Conference in Chicago, IL, and as an invited guest speaker at the 2022 NATS Intern Program held at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA. Chadley is a contributing author to The Evolving Singing Voice: Changes Across the Lifespan, by Prof. Karen Brunssen.

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Matt Cahill:

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Matt Cahill performs internationally in musical theater, opera, film, and television and is dedicated to teaching the next generation of singer-actors in all genres. He has performed at the American Repertory Theater, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Barbican Theatre on The West End, Les Bouffes du Nord in Paris, Piccolo Teatro in Milan, New York City Opera, The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Santa Fe Opera, on the National Tour of Scrooge: The Musical, on television in Law & Order, and in the feature film The Producers!
Matt has taught, administrated, directed productions, and developed curriculum for the 21st century singing- actor at pre-eminent organizations from grade school through professionals. Notable organizations include Summer Performing Arts with Juilliard’s Voice & Musical Theater programs, The Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, The Circle in the Square Theatre School, Montclair State University, The Gilman School, SongFest, ATsinging, and Brooklyn College Conservatory.
Along with his husband Edwin Cahill, Matt recently founded Hogfish, a regenerative arts and artist training company at the historic Beckett Castle, surrounded by a world-class rose garden on the coast of Maine. Hogfish is building an artistic sanctuary and body of work dedicated to restoring creative and physical health to individuals, communities, and the earth. www.hogfish.org BM voice: The Juilliard School. MM vocal arts: Bard College Conservatory. AMSAT certified teacher of the Alexander Technique from the Balance Arts Center.