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Borderless Arts Tennessee is a statewide organization committed to inclusive and accessible arts programs for people with disabilities to enhance educational curriculum, enrich creative expression, empower career development, and encourage community engagement.


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Young Soloists at The Caverns

April 13, 7pm


The Borderless Arts Young Soloist Award recognizes outstanding young vocalists and instrumentalists with a disability. This is an opportunity for musically talented students and young professionals to earn scholarship funds and possibly an opportunity to perform in Washington, D.C. at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
• Vocalist or instrumentalist
• Age 25 or younger by Dec. 31, 2023
• Must have a disability (physical, mental or emotional)
• Complete application form (attached)
• Send a Youtube video of one song
• Send a photo of applicant
• Provide a brief bio that could be used as an Introduction
• Application requirements must be emailed to Borderless Arts Tennessee at by 5pm on Friday, February 17, 2023.
• Top 3 finalists and the Fan Favorite will perform on the Stage of the The Caverns, 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham TN, 37366 on April 13, 2023. The winner will be announced at that time. Time for the event is 7pm with a 5pm sound check.
• Cash & Trophy prizes for the top 3 finalists and the Fan Favorite. (The top 3 finalists are NOT eligible for Fan Favorite.) This competition will be run online in early March.
2023 Application Form
Applicant’s Name:
Date of Birth:
Street Address:
City: Zip:
Telephone Number: ( ) Email:
Check the category in which you plan to apply. If you are an instrumentalist, please list the instrument on which you will perform.
____ Instrumentalist ___________________________ (instrument)
____ Vocalist
____ Group
Type of disability:
_____ Completed application above
______ 1 performance selection. (See attached for video taping suggestions)
Selection #1:________________________________ Length:_____________
______ Photo of applicant.
______ Brief Bio of Applicant
Applicant’s Signature:_______________________________________
Parent/Guardian Signature (if applicant is under age 21): _____________________________________
Date: ________________
*Please email this form and links to performances to before 5pm on Friday, February 17, 2023
This program is supported by First Horizon Bank Foundation, Diane and Dr. David Black, and is being supported in part, by federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to the State of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
The Borderless Dance Community and the Borderless Guitar Choir will also be making an appearance at this event!




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