Important Dates/Information

Rehearsal: March 14, 2018
Semi-Finals: March 15–16, 2018
Finals: March 17, 2018
Location: Calvary Baptist Church, 755 Eighth Street, NW, Washington, DC
Eligibility: Students of violin, viola, and cello, ages 13–17 years

Prizes & Awards

Violin Viola Cello
First Prize $10,000 $10,000 $10,000
Second Prize $7,000 $7,000 $7,000
Third Prize $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
Best Performance of Commissioned Work, Johansen, by Joel Phillip Friedman – $1,000

Collaborative Pianists

Composer of Commissioned Work

Possible Performance Opportunities

  • Winners’ Recital, Washington, DC
  • Concerto performances with Capital City Symphony, Washington, DC; Avanti Orchestra, Washington, DC; Prince George’s Philharmonic, MD


Online Application:
Application Deadline: December 1, 2017, 11:59 pm
January 2018: Preliminary video auditions held and selected semi-finalists notified.
Technical assistance with the application process: Please contact the Acceptd Support Team at

Contacts for More Information

Harriet Kaplan, Administrative Director
Phone: (301) 825-5515

Judy Silverman, JIC Steering Committee Chair