The VSA International Young Soloists Competition is open annually to young musicians with disabilities, aged 14 to 25. Applicants can apply as an instrumental or vocal soloist, or as ensembles (including bands) of two to five members. In the case of an ensemble, at least one member must have a disability and all members must be within the required age range. All genres of music are accepted including, but not limited to, classical, jazz, hip-hop, rap, rock and alternative rock, pop, indie, bluegrass, folk, country, R&B/blues, Latin, and World. Applicants who play multiple instruments must choose only one for the competition.