For students who study violin, viola, cello, or bass, this competition helps young musicians develop confidence and focus as they compete before professional judges. Winners receive monetary prizes and awards for private lessons and tuition support for summer and pre-college music programs. Washington Performing Arts provides the winners opportunities to perform in a variety of venues and offers an instrument loan program to assist those in need.

Registration is now closed.
Finalists will be announced by Friday, March 3, 2017.

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LIVE FINALIST ROUND:
Sat, Mar 18, 2017, at 12pm (closed to public)
University of the District of Columbia
4200 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Van Ness Campus, Fine Arts Building #46 West (rear of campus)

AWARDS CEREMONY AND CONCERT:
Fri, Apr 7, 7pm (open to the public)

Washington Conservatory of Music
One Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda, MD

WINNER'S CONCERT:
Sat, May 13, 12pm (open to the public)
National Gallery of Art
6th Street & Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Contact feder@washingtonperformingarts.org or (202) 533-1883 for more info.