In our second Alumni Spotlight video we interview Max Schneider, 2010 YoungArts Winner in Theater and star of Nickelodeon's TV Movie Rags and television show How to Rock. Watch and find out more about his Dolce & Gabbana photo shoot experience with Madonna, what he's working on now, and why music and acting are important to him!
Arts Workshops for Miami-Dade Public School Students
In an effort to further expand the reach of our programming, YoungArts hosts a variety of workshops throughout the year, providing resources and enrichment for talented high school students in diverse communities who aspire to a career of excellence in the arts. These free workshops are currently open to high school students in Miami-Dade Public Schools, and topics include:
Discipline specific workshops, focusing on one of the nine disciplines that YoungArts supports;
Interdisciplinary workshops, giving students the opportunity to work in collaboration with artists in other disciplines;
Spotlight workshops, which are specialty classes with master level artists and/or teachers with a select group of students; and,
Enrichment workshops, which focus on a variety of topics, including how to apply to the national YoungArts program, introduction and review of portfolios, how to prepare for auditions, Alexander Technique, presentation/public speaking skills, and others.
Are you a 9th -12th grader in a Miami-Dade County public school? Join us on April 28 for an Introduction to Interdisciplinary Arts Workshop.
The YoungArts Councils are made up of a core group of local advocates in New York, NY and Miami, FL that promote the YoungArts mission and support the Regional Programs.
Council members open doors and provide connections to build financial and participatory support for the programs. Members include philanthropic and corporate leaders, arts patrons, as well as YoungArts parents and alumni, and serve as an advisory, support and advocacy leadership group to enhance and promote program initiatives, including fund development, promotion and cultivation events. The Councils enjoy opportunities to attend various programs and events throughout the year, and members make a minimum tax-deductible gift of $5,000 annually.
You now can enjoy all nine episodes of season one of YoungArts’ MASTERCLASSseries on our YouTube channel. This Emmy-nominated series, which debuted on HBO in April 2010, features world-class artists as they mentor our YoungArts winners. Masters include Plácido Domingo, Jacques d’Amboise, Liv Ullmann, Michael Tilson Thomas, Julian Schnabel, Edward Albee, Frank Gehry, Bill T. Jones and Olafur Eliasson. Stay tuned for upcoming special episodes, coming soon!
YoungArts Week 2012 Performances
YoungArts Week 2012 performance DVDs will be available for purchase soon! You also can watch them here. Additionally, we have posted highlights for each discipline during the week, as well as the Gala alumni performance at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, YoungArts Week photos and more. Watch now and enjoy!
Life at Sea: South America & Antarctica
By Mara Jill Herman, 2003 YoungArts Winner in Theater
The inspiration for this blog is a direct result of a YoungArts event. On March 10, I attended Tony Yazbeck’s master class for pop and musical theater winners. Tony is an Outer Critics Circle Award nominee and fellow alumnus (Theater, 1997) of the organization. I felt so privileged to observe and also very grateful to the organization for providing settings that motivate and continue the education of its students and advisors.
After class, I attended the Alumni Luncheon and shared what I gained from YoungArts. I stressed that this organization is all about cultivating relationships and opening doors. For example, if YoungArts didn’t have a relationship with the Utah Shakespearean Festival, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to act in my first Shakespearean play. There are so many prospects and venues all across the country—and out at sea!
From late October through January 2012, I embarked on Holland America’s Veendam on a journey to South America and Antarctica as an entertainer in the Showroom at Sea!
+Andrew Nemr (Dance, 1997) recently was announced as a member of the 2012 class of TEDGlobal Fellows. As a TEDGlobal Fellow, Andrew will participate as a full member of this year's annual TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh where he will deliver his own TED Talk before an audience of hundreds, and have an opportunity of having his talk posted on TED.com.
+Kenyon Adams (Theater, 1999) and his band American Restless had a hugely successful CD Release concert at Rockwood in New York City. It was so packed, that they had to turn people away. If you missed it, not to worry, you can listen to his EP herer.
+Enjoythis article in The Huffington Post where Colin Levy (Cinematic Arts, 2007) recalls the defining moment he met Martin Scorsese, thanks to YoungArts.
+Our very own Conrad Tao (Music, 2011) was profiled in New York Magazine, at age 17. Read here, and listen to his first CD release here.
Are you 15-18 years old or in high school grades 10-12? We now are accepting applications for the 2013 YoungArts program!
Sounds of YoungArts / 2012, the first Alumni compilation CD, is now available for purchase! Order now.
There are many ways of getting involved with YoungArts! Learn how.
Have a question about our programs or events? Call (305) 377-1140 or email us at [email protected]
//April 28, 2012 Introduction to Interdisciplinary Arts Workshop
For Miami-Dade Public School students in grades 9-12 Homestead, FL
YoungArts was pleased to be a national co-sponsor of the 2012 Arts Advocacy Day programs, held April 16-17 in Washington, DC and hosted by Americans for the Arts. The 25th Arts Advocacy Day brought together civic and cultural organizations, grassroots leaders and others from across the country to champion the arts and the need for policies that support them.
But even if you weren’t in Washington, you still can join the efforts in your hometowns, businesses and schools. By participating in the arts – as a subscriber or attendee, patron or board member, teacher of the arts, supportive parent or certainly as an artist – you help ensure that the arts will be present and necessary each and every day. We invite you to join us as we work to provide a platform for the nation’s outstanding young artists – who will shape our culture and lead our nation – to be identified, recognized and supported in their pursuits.
Tell us what you are doing to champion the arts and encourage young artists: email us at [email protected], comment on our Facebook page or send us a Tweet.
Stay tuned: in next month’s issue, we will share clips of YoungArts Alumni performing with musician Ben Folds at Arts Advocacy Day's annual Nancy Hanks Lecture, given by actor Alec Baldwin.
Does your voice matter? Yes.
The Arts Matter.
Rebecca M. Gentry
Vice President of External Relations
YoungArts recognizes The Dunspaugh-Dalton Foundation as a new funder in support of the YoungArts Miami Regional Program.
Dunspaugh-Dalton has a long history of supporting arts and culture programs in various regions across the United States that contribute to improving and enriching the communities in which they exist. We welcome Dunspaugh-Dalton to the YoungArts family and thank them for their investment in the outstanding young artists in South Florida.
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150 YoungArts Finalists annually Up to 5,000 applicants each cycle 20 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts each year