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  • Ballet Class Series Ballet Class Series

    The Kennedy Center Ballet Class Series offers advanced high school ballet students the unique opportunity to participate in master classes with teachers from the national and internationally renowned ballet companies performing at the Kennedy Center.

  • Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead

    Under the direction of Jason Moran, Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor for Jazz, Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead is an international two-week jazz residency performance and composition project discovering and presenting the next generation of jazz greats.

  • Conservatory Project Conservatory Project

    The Conservatory Project creates an ongoing showcase for our nation's exceptional young talent and introduces Washington audiences to young musicians destined to have important careers.

  • Domingo - Cafritz Young Artist Program Domingo - Cafritz Young Artist Program

    This resident-training program offers artists on the verge of international careers a course of intensive training, study, career guidance, and performance opportunities in Washington, DC and beyond.

  • Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell

    This three-week summer residency offers intermediate to advanced-level ballet dancers, ages 14-18, an opportunity to study exclusively with one of the most important ballerinas of the 20th century, Suzanne Farrell.

  • Internships Kennedy Center Internships

    Internships are full-time (40 hours per week) or part-time (20-30 hours per week) opportunities that are intended to complement a student's current program of study or other employment.

  • Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

    A national theater program involving 18,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide which has served as a catalyst in improving the quality of college theater in the United States.

  • NSO Youth Fellowship Program NSO Youth Fellowship Program

    The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Youth Fellowship Program is a full scholarship orchestral training program for talented young musicians in grades 9-12.

  • National Symphony Orchestra NSO Young Associates' Program

    The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) is sponsoring its Young Associates' Program for high school students in grades 11 and 12 in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area who are interested in pursuing a musical career.

  • NSO Young Soloists' Competition NSO Young Soloists' Competition

    To perform as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra is every music student's dream, and this is the prize of the NSO Young Soloists' competition, High School Division, designed to encourage and foster the development of young performing artists in the Washington metropolitan area.

  • NSO Summer Music Institute NSO Summer Music Institute

    Every summer, approximately 70 students (ages 15-20) from all over the nation meet in Washington, D.C., to attend the National Trustees' National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute (SMI).

  • Opera Institute Opera Institute

    This three-week summer training program for talented high school singers and pianists features an intense and focused curriculum geared toward preparing students for college performance programs and beyond.

  • VSA International Young Soloists Competition VSA International Young Soloists Competition

    This award annually recognizes outstanding emerging young musicians living with disabilities, ages 14 to 25, from around the world and nurtures their pre-professional career experiences.

  • VSA International Young Soloists Competition Rosemary Kennedy Internship Initiative

    Students and young adults living with disabilities who have an interest in the arts, arts education, and arts administration are provided with hands-on experiential professional skill development opportunities.