VSA International Young Soloists Award Program
A Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program
Each year outstanding young musicians with disabilities from around the world receive the VSA International Young Soloists Award, $2,000, and the opportunity to perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., which is live-streamed and archived on the Kennedy Center website. This program is open to soloists and ensembles of any instrument or genre including classical, jazz, hip-hop, rock, and more!
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.
The content of this program may have been developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and does not necessarily
represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education. You should not assume endorsement by the federal government.