Arizona woodwind players, ages 19 to 25, are invited to enter the Greater Arizona Chapter of the National Society of Arts & Letters 2018 Woodwinds Competition.
To enter, contestants must not be a member of a professional union nor be under professional management at the time of the competition.
Flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon instrumentalists will perform before judges on March 17, 2018, at Central Methodist Church, 1875 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Contestants must play a prescribe repertoire. Competition application, rules and requirements: https://www.nsalaz.org/national-career-awards-competition-in-instrumental-music-application-form
Registration materials must be postmarked by February 14, 2018.
Arizona’s top three winners will divide $7,500 in awards and be announced on March 18, 2018, at the chapter’s Annual Arts Awards Dinner at Paradise Valley Country Club.
The first-place winner will go on to compete at the NSAL National Conference in Chautauqua, New York, and be eligible for awards up to $12,000. The Society’s Annual Meeting takes place May 23-27.
“The woodwind competition is held to encourage promising young talent,” said Marlene Rausch, NSAL member and competition coordinator. “NSAL is dedicated to providing opportunities for creative young people through competitions.”
The Arizona NSAL Chapter and the other 17 chapters around the U.S. support young people in their artistic endeavors through competitions in literature, drama, dance, music, musical theater and visual arts. More information: http://arts-nsal.org/