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Woodwind Competition 
(Clarinet, Flute & Saxophone)

Application Portal Opens
April 1st 2024

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55th Season - Woodwind Competition 

Call for Applications

Open to citizens and/or residents of The Bahamas only.

NOTE: It is not possible to save a partial application and come back to it later.  It is therefore recommended that all
documents to be uploaded be readily available, and all responses be prepared in advance and then cut and pasted in.

Applicants must be an enrolled high school student during the 2023-2024 academic year.

Important Dates, Deadlines and Additional Information

May 1st 2024

May 16th 2024

May 31st 2024

June 4th-11th 2024

June 14th 2024

Completed online application due.

Finalists announced.

Final Submission

Audience Choice Award Competition

Winners (Overall and ACA) announced


Alexandra Chea

Oscar Dames

Dahre Miller

Categories & Prizes

First Prize - Top Quality Instrument

Audience Choice Award - Music Swag

Additional Information

• It is recommended that all applicants prepare two performance pieces in contrasting styles.  Each piece should be 3-5 minutes in duration. 


• First round submission - no backing track

• Four finalists will be selected to proceed to the second round and participate in the online Audience Choice Award.  The entry for the ACA will be the second round performance video.


• Second round submission - in a contrasting style from the first round entry, with a backing track


• The performance video for the second round must be a new piece.  The first performance video cannot be resubmitted for the final round. We therefore recommend that participants work on two pieces when preparing for the competition.  


• All performance videos must be unedited.Any video submission that has been edited in any form will be disqualified


• The winners may be invited to perform on the NMS Bahamian Showcase concert in November 2024 at Baha Mar.

General Information
Academic Information 
Musical Bio
Personal Statement
Do you currently own your own instrument?
Upload a headshot / photo  of you with your instrument.
Upload File
Performance Information 

Performance Information - First Round


Upload one performance video to YouTube (designated unlisted)


The piece should be 3-5 minutes in length and performed without a backing track.  


Please clearly state the name of each piece and the composer at the beginning of each video.


NB: All performance videos must be unedited. Any video submission that has been edited in any form will be disqualified.


Provide the link and name of the piece and composer here:

If selected as winner, I agree to the terms, which will include a written progress report and performance video within one year, as well as performing for NMS in the future.
I grant NMS the right to post my performance videos online as part of the Audience Choice Awards.

Thanks for submitting!

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