The Dorothy Lincoln-Smith Classical Voice Award Competition will take place in spring 2017. It will be open to singers who are age 23-31 by February 1, 2017.  The maximum individual award is $5,000.  The application deadline for the chapter competition is February 1, 2017. Please direct questions to the Chapter competition chair, Barbara Ottolini, at

The NSAL National Annual Awards Competition offers young artists an exceptional opportunity to perform for a panel of top-ranked professional judges.  ​The 2017 National Annual Awards Competition will be Classical Ballet.  The competition will be held on June 2, 2017 in Boca Raton, Florida.

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 passed their 16th birthday but not yet reached their 21st birthday as of the date of the national competition, Friday June 2, 2017.  The application deadline for the St. Louis Chapter Competition is February 22, 2017.  Please direct questions to the Chapter competition chair, Elizabeth Branstetter,