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Apply To Become a Young Soloist Today!



Program provided by generous support of Diane & Dr. David Black, First Tennessee Foundation, and the MTSU Comm 3250 class

Borderless Arts Tennessee is searching for the recipient of the 2019-2020 Young Soloist Award!  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.

100th Anniversary of RCA

This Young Soloist year is special as it will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Radio Corporation of America.  The competition performance on Oct. 17 will be a Live Radio Show at the Country Music Association.

In addition, all entrants to the competition are welcome to participate in a free master class with Bob Stager on Sept. 25 at 6pm at Middle Tennessee State University in performing for live radio.


  • Vocalist or instrumentalist
  • Age 25 or younger by November 1, 2019
  • Must have a disability (physical, mental or emotional)


    • Complete application form (attached)
    • Link to Youtube performance or mp3 files



    • Application requirements must be emailed to Borderless Arts Tennessee before 5pm on Friday, Aug 30, 2019.
    • All applicants must be available to perform on Thur.Oct. 17, 2019 at the Country Music Association Hall in Nashville at 7pm.  Award winners will be announced at this time.
    • All applicants will be notified by Friday, Sept. 13 if they have been selected as a finalist to perform on Oct. 17.



    • Cash & Trophy prizes for the top two finalists
    • Studio Time for the top two finalists
    • Performance opportunities TBA




2019-2020 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

Type of disability:


Please list the selection below:

Selection #1:________________________________  Length:_____________

Applicant’s Signature:_______________________________________


Parent/Guardian Signature (if applicant is under age 21): _____________________________________

Date: ________________

*Please email this form and links to performances to Borderless Arts before 5pm on Friday, August 30, 2019. 


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