VSA International Young Soloists Competition
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!
All genres of music are accepted, including but not limited to classical, jazz, hip-hop, rap, rock/alt rock, pop, indie, bluegrass, folk, country, R&B/blues, Latin, and world. All instruments, including voice, are accepted.
Watch the 2019 VSA International Young Soloists' performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
The Kennedy Center's Office of VSA and Accessibility is graciously supported by UnitedHealth Group.
Funding for the VSA International Young Soloists Program is provided by the U.S. Department of Education.
Additional support is provided by the National Committee for the Performing 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 the VSA International Young Soloists Concert may have been developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education but does not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education. You should not assume endorsement by the federal government.