Music Student Wins St. Louis CompetitionFebruary 19, 2018
Congratulations to Truman flute performance major Donald Rabin on being selected as the first place winner of the 2018 St. Louis Chapter Competition for the National Society of Arts and Letters. It is an organization that assists promising young artists through competitions, financial assistance, master classes, mentoring, and providing career opportunities. There are several chapters across the country that are geared to helping support young orchestral woodwind artists advance their career and musicianship. The National Society of Arts and Letters invited musicians to participate in the 2018 National Competition in Woodwinds – Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute and Oboe. Chapter representatives have an opportunity to win $12,000 at the National level. Cash prizes also are given to second, third and fourth place winners. The National Competition will take place during the NSAL Annual Meeting – May 21-27 in Chautauqua, NY.
Contestants must first compete at the chapter level where there are three winners selected after audition and application process. The first prize winner will then represent the Chapter at the National Competition. They must perform their recital program at the Chapter meeting ceremony where they will receive their monetary award and certificates. Each chapter pays the travel, hotel and conference registration expenses for its chapter finalist to compete in the National Competition. We are so proud that Donald will be representing the Saint Louis Chapter and competing at the national level.