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The 2019 James C. Macdonald Performing Arts Scholarship Competition

Annually, 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 round and final round of competition, prizes (1st - $1,200; 2nd - $800, and 3rd - $400) are awarded in each of four categories: dance, theater, instrumental music and vocal music.

Who can apply: High school students who reside in the MCC tax district (Small District One A-Dranesville) are eligible to apply.

  • Students may enter in more than one category, but must submit an application form for each.
  • A nonrefundable, $20 fee is required for each application form submitted.

Application Deadline:
Friday, Jan. 25 -Deadline extended to Monday, Jan. 28 at 5 p.m.
Preliminary Round: Week of February 4
Final Competition: Wednesday, March 27, 8 p.m.

Payment Authorization Form
Application Guidelines
Frequently Asked Questions
Preliminary Round Information

Questions? Contact The Alden's Youth Theatre Programs Director, Danielle Van Hook, at Danielle.VanHook@fairfaxcounty.gov.