VSA International Young Soloists Award Program
A Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program
Each year, a select number of outstanding young musicians with disabilities, ages 14-25, from around the world receive the VSA International Young Soloists Award. These emerging musicians win a $2,500 prize, professional development experiences, and the opportunity to perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Started by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith in 1984, the program, open to musicians of any instrument or genre, has provided opportunities for hundreds of emerging young musicians with disabilities.
VSA International Young Soloists Call for EntriesTo apply to the 2016 VSA International Young Soloists Competition visit the VSA International Young Soloists Competition page on our website.
About the VSA International Young Soloists Competition
Funding for the VSA International Young Soloists Program is provided by
Mike and Julie Connors and the U.S. Department of Education.
Kennedy Center education and related artistic programming is made possible through the generosity of the
National Committee for the Performing Arts and the President's Advisory Committee on the Arts.
International Programming at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the generosity of the
Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.
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