VSA International Young Soloists Award Program
A Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program
Each year outstanding young musicians with disabilities, ages 14-25, are recognized by the VSA International Young Soloists Competition. The Kennedy Center selects up to four winners—on any instrument and in any genre—from around the world. These emerging musicians win a $2,500 prize, professional development opportunities, and the opportunity to perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.Meet the 2013 VSA International Young Soloists Winners.
VSA International Young Soloists
Call for Entries
Our 2014 Competition is now closed. Please check back in May 2014 for the announcement of our 2014 VSA International Young Soloists winners.
The 2014 VSA International Young Soloists performance will take place on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 6 p.m. on the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage. The event is free and open to the public. The performance will also be simulcast live on our website.
Funding for the VSA International Young Soloists Program is provided by
Mike and Julie Connors and the U.S. Department of Education.
International Programming at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the generosity of the
Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.
Education and related artistic programs are made possible through the generosity of the
National Committee for the Performing Arts and the President's Advisory 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.