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It was YoungArts Week January 4-11, 2015 in Miami where we selected the 2015 Presidential Scholars in the Arts. There were a pool of over 11,000 young artists this year from across the country. That number was reduced to just under 200 students who were in Miami. Twenty (20) were chosen as Presidential Scholars and invited to perform and show their art at the White House. The students have been creating, writing and collaborating every day this week and they are crazy talented.
I taught a MasterClass on January 9, 2015 for some incredibly gifted and cool young musicians. It was a true honor to once again work with the gifted artists of YoungArts Foundation.
YoungArts is the signature national organization that recognizes and supports America’s most talented 15-18 year old artists in the visual, literary and performing arts. For more information, visit their website - www.youngarts.org.
After teaching a MasterClass, I attended the YoungArts Backyard Ball on January 10, 2015. It was the culmination of National YoungArts Week, celebrating the nation’s most talented emerging artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts.
During the evening, three prominent awardees were recognized for their invaluable commitment to the arts:
- Jeff Koons; renowned visual artist
- Josh Groban; Grammy-nominated recording artist, YoungArts Master Teacher and 1999 YoungArts Winner in Theater
- Chris Young: Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and 2003 YoungArts Winner and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts,
The evening was emceed by YoungArts Alumna and Master Teacher, actress Zuzanna Szadkowksi and included a post-dinner performance directed by renowned Tony Award-winner, dancer, choreographer and YoungArts Artistic Advisor, Bill T. Jones. The performance featured YoungArts Alumni in music, voice, theater and dance from around the nation.
For more information on YoungArts, visit their website, www.youngarts.org
On April 3, 2014, Christian Hebel taught a master class at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in NYC for the musicians of National YoungArts Foundation, after which he posted on Twitter:
Had such a great time teaching a master class for the talented musicians of @YoungArts. You guys are going places!
Christian is a Master Teacher for YoungArts. The National YoungArts Foundation identifies and supports the next generation of artists, and contributes to the cultural vitality of the nation by investing in the artistic development of talented young artists in the literary, performing, visual and design arts. YoungArts provides emerging artists (ages 15-18 or grades 10-12) with life-changing experiences with renowned mentors, access to significant scholarships, national recognition, and other opportunities throughout their careers to help ensure that the nation’s most outstanding young artists are encouraged to pursue careers in the arts. Support is offered in ten artistic disciplines: cinematic arts, dance, design arts, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice and writing.
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