Competitions

National Annual Awards

The NSAL National Annual Awards Competition offers young artists an exceptional opportunity to perform for a panel of top-ranked professional judges.  ​The 2018 National Annual Awards Competition will be for Woodwinds (Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute, Oboe). The Chapter Competition will take place in St. Louis, Missouri, on February 24, 2018, and the National Competition will take place in Chautauqua, New York, on May 25, 2018. THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE CHAPTER COMPETITION IS FEBRUARY 13, 2018.

Annual Awards Prizes and Eligibility

The First Place Chapter Winner receives $2,000, and the opportunity to compete for several National prizes of up to $12,000.  The Second Place Chapter Winner receives $1,000 and the Third Place Chapter Winner receives $750. The St. Louis Chapter Competition is open to any U.S. citizen or legal resident living in the St. Louis NSAL region, including Missouri, southern Iowa, and southern Illinois.  Competition contestants must have reached the age of 19 but not yet reached the age of 26 as of the date of the national competition, May 25, 2018.

Annual Awards Application Form and Rules

To see the 2018 Woodwinds Competition Rules, Application Form, and Repertoire, please download the pdf files at the bottom of this page.  Please note that applications must be received by mail no later than February 13, 2018.  Questions should be sent to the Competition Chair at NSALwoodwind2018@yahoo.com

Dorothy Lincoln-Smith Classical Voice Award

 The Dorothy Lincoln-Smith Classical Voice Award Competition is open to singers age 23 through 31.  It will take place in spring 2018.  The Award grants up to $10,000 in prizes, and the maximum individual award is $5,000. 

Lincoln-Smith Classical Voice Application Form and Rules

To see the Brochure (Rules) and Application Form for the Dorothy Lincoln-Smith Competition, please download the pdf files at the bottom of the page.  Please note that the applications must be received no later than February 15, 2018.  Questions should be sent to the Competition Chair, Linda Seibert, at lindajbseibert63@gmail.com.

2018 National Competition (Woodwinds)

2018 Competition Rules (pdf)

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2018 Competition Application (pdf)

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2018 Competition Repertoire (pdf)

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2018 Dorothy Lincoln-Smith Voice Competition

2018 Dorothy Lincoln-Smith Voice Competition Brochure (pdf)

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2018 Dorothy Lincoln-Smith Voice Competition Application (pdf)

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