This year’s National Society of Arts and Letters’ National Career Awards will be presented for Musical Theater. All performers, 18 to 29 years old who do not have a professional manager or agent, are invited to apply. Local performers are first seen through the Washington Chapter competition which is being held March 25th at the Steinway Recital Hall, 1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, Virginia. Performers should prepare a five minute audition piece (two contrasting songs and a monologue).
The First Place winner receives the Helen Lee Henderson Award, consisting of a $4,000 cash prize, and then moves on to compete for a $10,000 cash prize at the NSAL national competition, May 17 – 19, 2012 in El Paso, Texas.
Applications are available now. Click here for full details.
The National Society of Arts and Letters (NSAL) was founded in the summer of 1944 in Washington, DC by Mrs. Jesse W. Nicholson of Chevy Chase and Mrs. A. E. Nielsen of Chicago. The Washington Chapter, originally named the Chevy Chase Chapter, was founded by Dorothy Nicholson Stabell in October of the same year. Through local chapters, NSAL has been supporting emerging talent for 62 years with competitive National Career Awards in art, dance, drama, literature, music, and musical theater.