CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR AWARD WINNERS!

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NSAL COMPETITIONS

NATIONAL SECOND PLACE WINNER AND CHAPTER FIRST PLACE WINNER Musical Theater Competition

NATIONAL SECOND PLACE WINNER AND CHAPTER FIRST PLACE WINNER Musical Theater Competition

  The National Society of Arts and Letters offers annual competitions for young artists.  These include the Annual Awards Competition (which rotates among Drama, Musical Theater, Dance, and Instrumental Music) and the Dorothy Lincoln Smith Classical Voice Competition.  There are also scholarships in art, voice, and creative writing.


More information about the National Society of Arts and Letters, and the many ways in which it supports emerging talent in the creative and performing arts, may be found in the National Website, arts-nsal.org

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NATIONAL SECOND PLACE WINNER AND CHAPTER FIRST PLACE WINNER Musical Theater Competition

NATIONAL SECOND PLACE WINNER AND CHAPTER FIRST PLACE WINNER Musical Theater Competition

NATIONAL SECOND PLACE WINNER AND CHAPTER FIRST PLACE WINNER Musical Theater Competition

Our Chapter is proud to announce that Taylor Tveten, our Chapter Winner of the 2020 NSAL Annual Awards Competition in Musical Theater, also received Second Place in the NSAL National Competition. The National award included a prize of $10,000 and the Chapter prize was $2,000. Originally from St. Petersburg, Florida, Taylor is pursuing a BFA in Theatre at the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University in St. Louis. She has performed at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and the Ozark Actors Theater, and has performed as a featured soloist with the National Festival Chorus at Carnegie Hall in New York.

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CHAPTER SECOND PLACE WINNER Musical Theater Competition

NATIONAL SECOND PLACE WINNER AND CHAPTER FIRST PLACE WINNER Musical Theater Competition

CHAPTER SECOND PLACE WINNER Musical Theater Competition

The Chapter Second Place Winner and recipient of a $1,000 prize is Rachel Giacomino. Rachel is a native of Webster Groves, Missouri, and studied at Boise State University before choosing to pursue a BFA in Musical Theatre at the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University. She has appeared with the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, HomeGrown Theatre, and Danny Peterson Theatre in Boise, and with Spec Theatre in Vancouver.

CHAPTER THIRD PLACE WINNER Musical Theater Competition

CHAPTER THIRD PLACE WINNER Musical Theater Competition

CHAPTER THIRD PLACE WINNER Musical Theater Competition

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Originally from Springfield, Missouri, DeAnte' Bryant is a student at the Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts, earning a BFA in Musical Theatre. He received the Missouri State Thespians Theatre Performance Scholarship in 2019. In addition to singing with perfect pitch, he plays three instruments (piano, guitar, and cello), and is an athlete in four sports

DOROTHY LINCOLN SMITH COMPETITION IN CLASSICAL VOICE

CHAPTER THIRD PLACE WINNER Musical Theater Competition

CHAPTER THIRD PLACE WINNER Musical Theater Competition

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Dorothy Lincoln Smith

The co-winners of the 2020 Chapter Competition were Brittany Graham, who holds a Masters in Music (Vocal Performance) from Webster University, and Julie Tabash Kelsheimer, who holds a Masters in Music and Certificate in Musical Theatre from Northwestern University. Each winner received a chapter prize of $250.

WINSTON SCHOLARSHIPS

CHAPTER THIRD PLACE WINNER Musical Theater Competition

WINSTON SCHOLARSHIPS

NSAL offers annual Winston Scholarships for young artists aged 16-22, in visual arts and classical voice. Each chapter winner receives an award of $250 and is eligible to compete for larger scholarships at the National level.


The NSAL St. Louis Chapter awarded the 2020 Shirley Rabb Winston Scholarship in Classical Voice to two co-winners: Zoë Meier, a student at Francis Howell North High School, and Olivia M. Rhodes, a student at Ladue Horton Watkins High school. Zoë also received a National award of $500.


The Chapter winner of the 2020 Naomi Rabb Winston Scholarship in Two-Dimensional Art was Kaylee Amber Webb, a student at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School in St. Louis.

Our Mission: To Support Young Artists

Since 1944, the National Society of Arts and Letters (NSAL) has recognized and encouraged young artists by sponsoring competitions and scholarships.  They offer significant monetary awards of up to $12,000, and the opportunity to be judged by nationally-known professionals in each field.  The NSAL competitions include the National Annual Awards Competition, which rotates each year between Drama, Musical Theater, Dance, or Instrumental Music.  The Dorothy Lincoln Smith Classical Voice Competition is designed for emerging professionals in a highly competitive field.  The Naomi Rabb Winston Scholarship in Two-Dimensional Art and the Shirley Rabb Winston Scholarship in Classical Voice support the training of young artists.  NSAL scholarships support summer intensive study at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  The CalArts Scholarship supports study at the California Institute of the Arts, and the NSAL Young Writers' Fund supports study at the Iowa Young Writers' Studio.  The Saint Louis Chapter of NSAL also offers Artist Support grants of up to $1,000.  

For more information, including age eligibility and application deadlines, click on the links above.