YoungArts MasterClass

Upcoming Episode:
YoungArts MasterClass: Alan Alda
September 16, 7:30 PM ET
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The three-time Emmy® nominated HBO Family Documentary Special YoungArts MasterClass chronicles the work of renowned artists sharing their art and life experiences through master classes with National YoungArts Foundation alumni. Each edition of the program highlights the importance of mentorship, which resonates in the arts and beyond, allowing the next generation of young artists to meet and work with legends, like Plácido Domingo, Frank Gehry, Bill T. Jones, Patti LuPone and Wynton Marsalis, in the fields they aspire to pursue.

YoungArts MasterClass
is produced by Executive Producer Lin Arison and documentary filmmakers Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon, whose Simon & Goodman Picture Company has received numerous nominations and awards including an Academy Award, many Emmys®, and the duPont-Columbia Award for Independent Programming.

Previous YoungArts MasterClass specials have featured Edward Albee, Jacques d’Amboise, Plácido Domingo, Olafur Eliasson, Renée Fleming, Frank Gehry, Josh Groban, John Guare, Bill T. Jones, Patti LuPone, Wynton Marsalis, Bobby McFerrin, James Rosenquist, Julian Schnabel, Anna Deavere Smith, Michael Tilson Thomas, Kathleen Turner, Liv Ullmann and Bruce Weber. Upcoming programs will feature Alan Alda and Joshua Bell.

In conjunction with Columbia University’s Teachers College, YoungArts developed a Study Guide based on the program which is distributed free to schools nationwide to help increase arts education and awareness. To learn more about YoungArts MasterClass and the Study Guide, click here. 

Full episodes of Season 1 are available on our YouTube HBO YoungArts MasterClass playlist and Season 2 is available on HBO Go (for HBO subscribers).