The Joseph and Goldie Feder Memorial String Competition

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.

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NEW! Preliminary Round

(Includes YouTube video submission: Read criteria in Rules and Regulations document)

Rules and Regulations
Awards and Scholarships
Approval Form

Important Dates
Application deadline: Friday, January 8
Finalists will be announced by Tuesday, March 1
Finalist Competition: Saturday, March 19 at 1pm (closed to public)
*All applicants must be available 1pm onward to be considered as a finalist.

For more information, please contact or (202) 533-1894.

Special thanks to the Potter Violin Company.