“It’s an affirmation that you were right. Whether it was singing or dancing or acting, you knew that you were good enough to get there and people recognized it." - Vanessa Williams, 1981 Winner in Theater

January 5–12, 2020*

National YoungArts Week is YoungArt's signature program that aims to foster interdisciplinary collaboration and community while offering Finalists the guidance needed to prepare for the next stage of their artistic development.

During the intensive, weeklong and all-inclusive program, artists across 10 disciplines participate in master classes and workshops with internationally recognized leaders in their field, which have included Tony Award winner Joan Lader; Grammy Award-winning percussionist Joseph Gramley; Academy Award-winning film editor Doug Blush; Obie Award-winning theater artists Steven Sapp and Mildred Ruiz; award-winning journalist, author and provocative cultural critic Joan Morgan; poet John Murillo; opera singers Daniela Mack and Alek Shrader; U.S. Artist Fellow and Princess Grace award-winning choreographer Rosie Herrera; bestselling author Kristen Simmons; and award-winning photographer Lori Hepner, among many others.

Throughout the week, Finalists’ work will be further adjudicated to determine additional award levels. Each evening, audiences can experience the work of the next generation of artists through performances in voice, jazz, theater, dance and classical music, as well as film screenings at New World Center, writers’ readings in the YoungArts Jewel Box, and a visual arts, photography and design exhibition in the YoungArts Gallery

National YoungArts Week 2020 Schedule

Performances at New World Center
500 17th Street | Miami Beach

Monday, January 6 | 8 PM ET
Voice Performance
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Tuesday, January 7 | 8 PM ET
Jazz & Theater Performance
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Wednesday, January 8 | 8 PM ET
Dance Performance & Film Screenings
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Thursday, January 9 | 8:30 PM ET
Classical Music Concert
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On the YoungArts Campus
2100 Biscayne Boulevard | Miami

Friday, January 10
Writers’ Readings | 6:30 PM ET
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Design, Photography & Visual Arts Exhibition Opening | 7:30 PM ET
Free with RSVP

Alumni, please reach out to [email protected] for your free ticket to the performances. 
Members at the $250 level and above, please reach out to [email protected] to request your two free tickets to the performances. 
Students, please reach out to [email protected] for discounted tickets.

*Winners in Classical Music and Voice will need to arrive for the program on January 4, 2020