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The Joseph & Goldie Feder Memorial String Competition will be postponed for the 2023-2024 Season. Please check back here for any future updates.

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 as opportunities arise, and offers an instrument loan program to assist those in need.

2021 Competition Award Winners
2022 Competition Award Winners


Special thanks to Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated, and the Washington Performing Arts Women’s Committee.