The National Society of Arts and Letters
Washington DC Chapter
Clarinet, Oboe, and Flute
National Annual Competition: Music Chair Carla Jones-Batka
Chapter Annual Competition: Music Chair Susan Merritt Nelsen
Co-Chairs Evelyn Sweet and Isin Ludlow
NSAL celebrates the music of the woodwinds: clarinet, oboe, and flute, in its Annual Competition (previously known as Career Awards Competition) open to artists between the ages of 18 through 24. Contestants compete at the chapter level, with the first place winner going on to compete at the national competition.
Washington DC Chapter Awards
$4,000 First Place Winner
$10,000 First Place Winner
Followed by a Series of Other Awards
The 2014 National Woodwinds Competition will take place at
The Culture Center in Charleston, WV from May 13 to 17.
The National Career Awards, along with the Winston Art and Voice Scholarships, are competitions that are considered the heart of NSAL. The National Career Awards competition rotates from year to year in one of the six artistic disciplines supported by NSAL: art, dance, drama, literature, music, and musical theatre. All local chapters are invited to conduct a regional competition in the designated category. Regional winners then go on to compete at the national level competition in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from May 16 through May 19, 2013 with a top prize of $15,000. All competitions are adjudicated by locally and nationally known professionals in the chosen discipline. In addition, renowned judges of the National Career Awards conduct Master Classes for the contestants during the national competition.
Along with monetary awards gained by emerging artists, the National Career Awards afford the opportunity for young people throughout the United States to be heard and seen by professional critics, managers, producers, teachers, the media, and patrons of the arts. Additionally, the recipients of the Washington DC Chapter awards were recognized at our May chapter meeting.
The logo for the national competition (above) was designed by
Washington DC Chapter Honorary Member Marci Nadler.
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Please enjoy a look back at previous Career Award Competitions
by clicking on the following links:
2013 National Career Award Competition
in Musical Theater
2012 National Career Award Competition
2011 National Career Award Competition
2010 National Career Award Competition
in Literature Short Story
65th Annual National Conference
2009 National Career Award Drama Competition
FUTURE CAREER AWARD COMPETITION CATEGORIES
WASHINGTON DC CHAPTER CHAIRS
2014 Music - Woodwinds
Washington DC Chapter Chair
Susan Merritt Nelson
National Competition to be held in Charleston, West Virginia
National Competition to be held in Saint Louis, Missouri
National Competition to be held in Chautauqua, New York
National Competition to be held in Phoenix, Arizona
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