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Young musicians with disabilities invited to apply for Young Soloists Competition

Calling all musicians with disabilities! Are you between the ages of 14-25? Are you interested in winning $2,500 and performing at the Kennedy Center? The 2016 VSA International Young Soloists Competition is now accepting entries. The competition is open to soloists and ensembles of up to five members, domestic and international applicants, and musicians of all genres. For ensembles to be eligible, at least one musician must have a disability, and all members must be between the ages of 14-25. Winners receive $2,500, perform at the Kennedy Center, and participate in exciting professional development activities. 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. The application deadline is Feb. 10, 2016. For more information about the competition or to apply, visit www.kennedy-center.org/IYS. Information about previous winners is available online. Image above: 2015 Young Soloists Competition winners Via: VSA

DEADLINE EXTENDED for young musicians to enter soloists competition

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts invites musicians ages 14 to 25 with a disability to enter the 2014 VSA International Young Soloists Competition. The competition is open to individuals and ensembles of two to five members and musicians of all genres. The competition annually selects up to four outstanding musicians and supports and encourages them in their pursuit of a career. These emerging musicians receive $2,500, professional development opportunities and a performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The deadline to apply has been extended to February 10, 2014. Complete guidelines and the application are available online. Via: The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Young musicians with disabilities invited to apply for soloists competition

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts invites musicians ages 14 to 25 with a disability to enter the 2014 VSA International Young Soloists Competition. The competition is open to individuals and ensembles of two to five members and musicians of all genres. The competition annually selects up to four outstanding musicians and supports and encourages them in their pursuit of a career. These emerging musicians receive $2,500, professional development opportunities and a performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The deadline to apply is Jan. 27, 2014. Complete guidelines and the application are available online. Via: The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Young musicians with disabilities invited to apply for soloists competition

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts invites entries from musicians ages 14 to 25, with a disability, for the 2013 VSA International Young Soloists Competition. The competition is open to individuals and ensembles of two to five members and musicians of all genres. The competition annually selects up to four outstanding musicians and supports and encourages them in their pursuit of a career. These emerging musicians receive $2,500, professional development opportunities and a performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The deadline to apply is Jan. 15, 2013. Complete guidelines and the application are available online at  www.kennedy-center.org/IY Via: The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts