student singers at nj nats doris lenz festival

NJ NATS holds two events for students each year:

  • Festival of Singing (for college-aged & adult singers)
  • Doris Lenz Festival (for high-school aged singers)

These events are open to singers who are currently studying with a voice teacher that is a member of NJ NATS.

Festival of Singing for Collegiate and Adult Singers

Saturday, February 17, 2024
Rowan University
201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, New Jersey 08028 

Directions to Rowan University-Main Campus Wilson Hall Music Building

Set your GPS to Glassboro High School in Glassboro, New Jersey. At the light at the entrance to the high school, turn into Rowan University opposite the HS at Stadium Drive. Come straight back to park in lot O-1 on the right. The Wilson Building has a banner on it saying Pfleeger Concert Hall. Enter through the door to the right of the metal loading dock door. Come straight down the hall to the lobby area for the registration table.

Note: if you do not have access to GPS , you can find written directions to Wilson Hall at the link here:

See the 2024 festival packet below for requirements and repertoire information.

Festival Schedule

9:00 AM – NJ NATS Chapter Meeting
9:30 AM – 9:50 AM – Judges Meeting
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Auditions
12:30 -1:30 PM – Special Topics Master Class
Lauren Athey-Janka, Assistant Professor of Voice, Rowan University
1:30 – 3:00 PM – Musical Theatre Master Class
Christopher Roche, Musical Theatre Coordinator, Rowan University
3:00 – 4:30 PM- Classical Master Class
Bryan Hymel, tenor, Westminster Choir College at Rider University
4:30 PM – Awards Ceremony and Recital


Registration Opens: January 12, 2024 on Audition Now
Registration Deadline: February 9, 2024
Online registration can be done by teachers at:

Doris Lenz Festival for High School Singers

Sunday, October 22nd, 2023
Montclair State University

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM NJ NATS Chapter Meeting
1:30 PM – 1:50 PM Judges’ Meeting
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Auditions
3:30 PM – 4:50 PM Acting the Song with Liz McCartney
5:00 PM – 6:50 PM Auditioning for College with Michael Mendez and the College Panel
7:00 PM – 7:45 PM Award Ceremony and Recital

Registration Opens: October 5, 2023 on Audition Now
Online deadline for registration: October 19, 2023

Online registration can be done by teachers at:


Teachers can register their students for these festivals online at
For an instructional document on how to register online, click here