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The James C. Macdonald Performing Arts Scholarship Competition

Each year, the McLean Community Center recognizes the hard work and talent of young performing artists through the James C. Macdonald Performing Arts Scholarship Competition. Following a preliminary audition and a final round of competition, prizes (1st - $1,200, 2nd - $800, and 3rd - $400) are awarded in each of four categories: Dance, Instrumental Music, Vocal Music and Theatre.

  • Detailed application information is available at the links below.
  • Students may enter more than one category. 
  • A nonrefundable $20 fee is required for each category for which an application form is submitted.
  • High school students who reside or attend school in the McLean tax district (Small District 1A-Dranesville) are eligible to apply.

For information, contact Danielle Van Hook at danielle.vanhook@fairfaxcounty.gov.

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Application Deadline: Monday, Feb. 6, 2017
Preliminary Auditions: Week of March 13. See Preliminary Round Information below for specific dates.
Final Competition: Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at 8 p.m. 

Frequently Asked Questions
Preliminary Round Info
Application Guidelines
Payment Authorization Form

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