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Know a young musician with a disability?

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET.


Know a musician (ages 14-25) with disabilities who would like to perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.? Encourage them to apply for the VSA International Young Musicians Award Program.

Disability is a broad umbrella that covers a variety of lived experiences. Eligible musicians may have visible, physical, and/or sensory conditions as well as less visible conditions like anxiety, ADHD, depression, chronic illness/pain, PTSD, OCD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, neurodivergence, and more. This program is open to soloists and ensembles of all genres (classical, jazz, hip hop, bluegrass, rock, and more). Winners receive $2,000 and perform live at the Kennedy Center in July 2023. Review full eligibility requirements and application details on the VSA website.  

Jason Rapp