Any individual musician (instrumental or vocal) from outside the United States who has a disability and is 30 years old or younger is eligible to apply.
Applications from musical ensembles (two to eight members) will be accepted for the International Young Soloists Award.
In order to be eligible, at least one member of the ensemble must have a disability, and all members of the ensemble must fulfill the age requirements as stated above.
All types of music will be accepted, including but not limited to, rock/alt rock, pop, indie, classical, country/folk, jazz, R&B/blues, hip hop/rap, Latin, world, etc.
A disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
(An impairment is defined as a physiological disorder affecting one or more of a number of body systems, or a mental or psychological disorder.)
A committee of distinguished music professionals selects the award recipients, each of whom will receive a $5,000 award and the opportunity to perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
Deadline: December 15 (Applicants outside the U.S.)
For more information and application details, follow the links below.