2017 Calendar

Chapter Events and Items of Interest


NSAL DC Broadway Mock Audition Master Class: January 28, 2017, 11am, Georgetown Lutheran Church 1556 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20007. A limited number of members can watch the class; arrive early to make sure you can be admitted.  Please click here to learn about this event.


Chapter Meeting: The Saudi Arabia Cultural Mission, 8500 Hilltop Road, Fairfax, VA 22031, February 7, 2017, 11am. Luncheon will follow the program at The Aldeerah Restaurant in Vienna, VA ($35 each).  You may choose a soup, entree and dessert from the invitation. Please RSVP to Cici Hughes not later than February 1: or 202-363-6667. Include your luncheon choices: soup, entrée, and dessert. Make your check for $35 payable to NSAL-DC and send to: Cici Hughes, The Greenbriar #8003, 4301 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 22016-5566.  Please click here to see the invitation, which includes important security information and details of the program. 

Item of Interest: NSAL 2017 Classical Ballet Competition, February 26, 2017, 2:30pm, held at Maryland Youth Ballet, 926 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring, MD. Ballet dancers, ages 16 to 21, were invited to enter the competition for a chance to win $4,000. A previously unannounced second prize of $1,000 also was made. The winner, Roland Janis, will represent the chapter as he competes at The National Society of Arts and Letters 2017 Classical Ballet Competition in Boca Raton, Florida, for a chance to win a first place prize of $12,000.

Chapter Meeting: Archives of American Art (Smithsonian Institution), Victor Building, 750 9th Street, NW, Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 2pm.  Known as the art world’s Fort Knox, the Archives is the world’s pre-eminent and most widely used research center. It is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and providing access to primary sources that document the history of the visual arts in America. We will hear a talk by the deputy director on the collection’s highlights and view some of its treasures. The chapter meeting follows at Courtyard Cafe. Click here to see the full invitation.

Item of Interest: AEA Auditions, St. Albans School Theater, 3101 Wisconsin Ave, Washington, DC 20016, Sunday, March 12, 2017, 10:50am-1:10pm. Senior-year students honored with last year by NSAL DC for dance, vocal music, musical theater, instrumental music, drama and literature compete for the opportunity to perform during the 14th annual Award for Excellence in the Arts (AEA) event in early May. This audition is free and open to all NSAL DC members, their families and friends.


Annual Chapter Meeting: The Sulgrave Club, 1801 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 6:30pm (arrival and reception), 7:15pm (program to include Julie Kent, Artistic Director, The Washington Ballet), 7:45pm (dinner), 8:30pm (committee reports and installation of new officers). Valet parking is available. Please provide special dietary needs upon RSVPing by April 26 to Cici Hughes, details below. Click here for full invitation. 

14th Annual AEA: National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. 20016, Thursday, May 4, 7:30-9pm.
Open to the public, no tickets or RSVP required. Ample free parking in the church lot behind the church.

Please Note:
All members are kindly asked to RSVP for each chapter meeting since some venues have limited capacity.  RSVP to Cici Hughes at:

 NSAL membership is by invitation only.  Prospective members are welcome at events as guests.

2015 Calendar (Selected Highlights)

Sunday, January 25, 2015

1:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Rehearsal Room #7

Broadway Master Class

2700 F Street NW, Washington DC  20566

A panel of distinguished musical theatre and Broadway professionals

provide valuable insight into auditioning for professional theater.


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

12:30 p.m.

February Monthly Meeting

Abraham Lincoln’s Life in Music and Cottage Tour


140 Rock Creek Church Road NW, Washington, DC 20011

Elizabeth Smith Brownstein, Emmy Award-winning television producer, author of the book Lincoln’s Other White House, and pianist, reveals Lincoln’s temperament and leadership through the music of the Civil War.


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

March Monthly Meeting

Development, Management, and Care of the Rare Book Collection


101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20540

Mark Dimunation, Chief of the Rare Book Collection and

Jeanne Drewes, Chief of the Binding and Collections Conservation/Deacidification Program

share the physical books from the Rare Book Collection, the largest collection of rare books in North America.


Monday, May 4, 2015

7:30 pm

Award for Excellence in the Arts



2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

RSVP to attend this exciting awards program for

Washington, DC metro area high school juniors in the arts.


Tuesday, May 26, through Sunday, May 31, 2015

National Annual Conference and Drama Competition


100 Carondelet Plaza, St Louis, MO 63105

Plan to attend and enjoy activities and sight-seeing in St. Louis as well as NSAL’s National Drama Competition,

the yearly meetings, and the elegant awards dinner hosted by the St. Louis Chapter.

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