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GRAND songSLAM Knoxville- NATS!


The Sparks & Wiry Cries GRAND songSLAM is a unique competition for emerging composer/performer teams to premiere new art song in partnership with the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). In the poetry-slam tradition, audience members vote on their favorite performances, and $2,000 in cash prizes will be awarded.

PLEASE NOTE: Our event will take place as the very first event at the NATS National convention in Knoxville, TN, June 26th, 7:30 pm, 2020. THERE WILL BE PERKS for successfully registered teams for participating in the Knoxville GRAND SLAM at NATS including a waived team registration fee from ‘Sparks’, a 30% discount/ accepted team member for registration at NATS, and for songSLAM composers, you may sell your scores at the Sparks & Wiry Cries booth royalty free the whole weekend!

Team registration is WAIVED for the first GRAND songSLAM and will take place HERE (click link when live) on APRIL 20th, 2020 at 6pm EST. Please note that traditionally, slots tend to fill up in under 30 minutes. Teams can be comprised of past songSLAM competitors from anywhere in North America, AND there will be at least three spots RESERVED (first come first served) open to teams local to the KNOXVILLE, TN area. Successful Teams will be announced by email no later than one week after registration closes.

Attendance is FREE for those who are registered and attending the NATS National conference.

Click HERE for detailed event information and competition rules when the link is live.

Earlier Event: May 1
songSLAM Buffalo