I used to be a NASA member. I guess I'm still getting their e-mails ....
JERSEY CITY, NJ, August 22, 2011
The North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) is pleased to announce their
2012 Jazz Saxophone Competitions. Continuing a twenty-year tradition,
NASAs Jazz Saxophone Competition, is open to contestants age 18-26. There
are three cash prizes of $1,500, $1,000, and $750. NASA has also created a
second, brand new competition, the NASA Young Jazz Artist Competition. The
Young Jazz Artist Competition is open to students age 15-19, who are
enrolled in a high school or grade 9-12 equivalent (E.g. academy, home
school, etc.). There are three cash prizes of $750, $500, and $250. The
winners of both competitions will perform on a winners recital as part of
NASAs 2012 Biennial Conference, to be held at Arizona State University.
The winners of both competitions will perform on a winners recital as part
of NASAs 2012 Biennial Conference, to be held at Arizona State University.
According to Brad Leali, Jazz Saxophone Professor at the University of
North Texas, and NASAs Jazz Coordinator, this exciting new competition
has been developed to showcase some of the finest talent at the high school
level. The high school competition is an avenue where we are able to
support and encourage their development towards excellence in jazz.
The application and recording submission deadline is December 15, 2011. All
contestants must be current members of the North American Saxophone
Alliance. National jazz artist/educators will adjudicate the competition's
live performance round. Complete information on the competitions may be
found at http://saxalliance.org.
The North American Saxophone Alliance is an organization made up of
individuals who share a common interest in the saxophone. Members include
professional performers, university professors, public school teachers,
students of all levels, and others who have an interest in the saxophone.
In addition to the Alliance's emphasis on disseminating information
concerning the saxophone, the organization also works to provide
opportunities for its members to make music, fostering fellowship among
saxophone enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds. Since 1990, the North
American Saxophone Alliance has sponsored classical performance and jazz
improvisation competitions every two years in conjunction with its
NASA Jazz Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Music
University of North Texas
Dr. Gene Smith
NASA Jazz Competition Coordinator