The National Society of Arts and Letters, founded in the summer of 1944 in Washington, DC, is a non-profit educational organization of volunteers who support the creative and performing arts. It consists of 18 chapters nationwide.
Results are in from the chapter’s portion of the 1st Dorothy Lincoln-Smith vocal competition. First Place: David Blalock, tenor ($2,000 prize, donated by Mary Ann Stabile Cooper, Parkie Blaylock in memory of Pat Bush, and NSAL-DC); Second Place: Evan Kardon, soprano, ($1,000, underwritten by Evelyn Sweet in honor of her sister Mary Jane Fairbairn Abdill); Third Place: Emma McDermott, soprano ($500, donated by Mrs. Sheila Stampfli Kautt); Fourth Place: Matt Hill, tenor ($200, donated by David Glasser). 38 singers were heard. Blalock and Kardon will compete at the national level. The judges were: Jim Harp, Lyric Opera Baltimore; Leeanne Myslewski, Wolf Trap Opera Co; and Peter Russell, Vocal Arts DC.
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