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Chapter Winner Gains More National Attention

on Thu, 08/14/2014 - 13:29

Hannah Hammel, Chapter Career Awards winner in 2014, was invited to play with and for Carol Wincenc at the National Flute Association meeting held in Chicago in early August.  Hannah was one of three finalists to compete in the Orchestral Excerpts and Masterclass Audition and she won first place! Ms. Wincenc was the lead judge at the NSAL National Convention in May when Hannah was selected for a masterclass (see separate News item - 2014 National Convention's Success: Our Chapter's Perspective).

Hannah (left) plays alongside Carol Wincenc.

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Chapter Woodwind Competition Reveals Remarkable Talent

on Sun, 02/02/2014 - 20:10

Five woodwind players demonstrated their talent before a panel of expert judges on March 22, 2014 as the chapter selected the winners in this year's Career Awards Competition.  The repertoire was diverse and demanding for the two flautists, two oboists and a clarinetist, and while a clear first-place winner emerged, there was a tie for second place.  The talented 20-year-old flute player who will represent the chapter at the NSAL Annual Convention in May was Hannah Hammel.  Hannah's home is in Richmond, Virginia, and she is a junior at Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio.

Three Chapter Winners of Winston Scholarships

on Sat, 11/02/2013 - 13:31

All three submissions from our chapter for Winston scholarships were successful this year. We are particularly proud that the top prize of $2,000 for Visual Arts went to 18-years-old Megan Ward, for summer study in two dimensional portfolio development at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, Richmond, VA.  In addition, Megan will be invited to attend the NSAL National Convention in May to be recognized personally for her achievement.

A second winner in the Visual Arts category was Ryan Johnson, aged 20.  Ryan was awarded $500 for study in lithograph techniques at Anderson