Our 2024-25 Performance Application is Now Open Through June 30!

High School Competition for Strings

in memory of Gustave E. Johansen, Jr.

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Application Deadline

Competition Details

Our 2023 competition will be virtual, both due to the success of last year’s virtual competition. We are asking all participants to submit a video to serve as their entry to be judged. Participants must apply by November 4, 2023 at 11:59pm and then email their video to Jeongseon Choi, Strings Competition Chair, at Please see below for all video requirements.

Winners will be announced no later than November 18, 2023.


A $35 non-refundable application fee is required by the deadline. Apply online using a credit card.


Students currently enrolled in Grades 9 – 12 who play violin, viola, cello, or bass within a 50-mile radius of the DC metropolitan area.


The winners have opportunities to perform in the FMMC Student Recitals throughout the season at various venues and receive a membership for the full 2023-24 Season.


Choose three works, each from a different period:


Video Requirements


Jeongseon Choi, Strings Competition Chair

2023 Winners