SSNI International

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Who can enter Star Search Nashville Intl showcases?
SSNI showcases are open to all ages, in dance; singing; songwriting; band; and instrumentalist. The SSNI review panel looks at applicant EPK, MySpace page, or press kit by mail, and applicants who are approved register to showcase.

Overall Classes are:
Career and Youth/Student. Youth/Student is everyone under 18 years of age.

Fields are:
Dancer (all forms); Artist (singer, instrumentalist); Writer (songwriter, lyricist, composer); Band (Band, choir, combo, duo)

Categories for all Fields and Classes are:
Dance (all forms), Gospel, Pop (pop, rock, Broadway, AC), Country (country, Americana, roots), R&B/hiphop (R&B, hiphop, rap, soul, blues), and Latin/jazz (Latin, jazz, instrumental, world.)

Where do I go online to apply?
Here is the online Application form
Next use the secure shopping cart for your Application Review fee or telephone (615) 504.8432 with your credit card information ready.

How are my materials reviewed?
You will receive complete instructions BY EMAIL, after you apply. Reviews are online by EPK, MySpace page, or your personal website. Or, you may mail hard copy CD and picture and bio brief to the address provided in the email.

I have friends and family. How do they sign up?
Friends family and general public attend SSNI with General Admission passes. For showcasees, registration includes the 4-day event pass. Passes are very reasonable and include attending all workshops, showcases, and activities. Get your General Admission passes here (Children are FREE and youth are special 1/2 price.) Everyone attends Sunday for just $5.

What fees do I pay?
Just your Application Review fee, and Showcase Registration if you are approved to showcase. Keep an eye on Deadlines / Calendar for deadlines and important dates. (Deadlines change into the season.) Showcase fee includes the 3-day General Admission pass and two Banquet dinners for the contestant. Approved applicants may perform a second showcase in any category of their choice. You get all workshops, the Symposium panel discussion, Banquet dinners, and activities with your showcase registration.
*Returning SSNI Alumni and Nashville School of Music (NSM) students showcase 1/2 price and their families get in FREE. Only NSM students and returning SSNI alumni qualify for 1/2 price tickets. Special group rates may apply.

We are a group. How do we apply?
Complete the application and check the "Band" Field box - one application for each category you want to enter. If you are selected to showcase, pay just one showcase registration. The first two group members each purchase a General Admission 4-day pass and pay no additional showcase fee. Others in the group, if more than three, get in FREE. You must email or telephone SSNI with all group band member names to take advantage of this offer.

I want to stage a band to back me. What do I do?
See Showcase FAQs for information. Bring your own band/choir/combo/duo, or SSNI can put you in touch with great Nashville session players to play your showcase if you like. Contact SSNI by phone or email SSNI

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pid: faq/howapply - Last updated 20 Oct 07
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