Up Next Focus: Classical Music
Finding Your Voice and Diversifying Your Musical Career
This Up Next Focus: Classical Music session will offer insight into alternative career paths in classical music, finding mentorship, improving upon your work and more. The session will be moderated by Marika Hughes with panelists Ras Dia, Mazz Swift and Seth Parker Woods.
Applicants must be a YoungArts alumnus/a. The application closes on Thursday, February 25 at 11:59 PM EST
Up Next Focus is generously supported by Bruce and Ellie Taub.
Grounding Group (BIPOC) - March
The third Saturday of each month, we will be offering a grounding group specifically for BIPOC artists, in partnership with MyWellbeing. Research confirms that BIPOC individuals and communities face higher rates of trauma and resulting mental health obstacles. Research also shows that artists are more vulnerable to mental health obstacles due to their empathetic and creative intuition. We recognize that the needs of every individual are unique to that person. Identity aspects like race play a tremendous role in our lived experiences and health. MyWellbeing has found over months and years of practice that affiliate spaces where people and communities can freely share and unpack shared experiences is invaluable to our ability to heal, especially for BIPOC individuals and communities.
Join your BIPOC peers in a safe processing space, provided by MyWellbeing, to unpack anything and everything that is top of mind for you. These spaces are completely confidential. You will be meeting with fellow artists and a wellness expert as your guide. There is no agenda, only a safe space to share, learn, and grow, together.
Ric Mathews, leading expert in the field, yoga instructor and meditation guide in NYC, will support you each month by holding safe space and providing a sounding board of calming, grounding perspective.
Please note: these groups are not formal therapy. If you are experiencing a crisis or life-or-death situation, please consult MyWellbeing’s crisis resources, call 911, or visit your local emergency room. If you are based in NY and would like to match with a therapist for 1:1 work, match with the best therapist or coach fit for you here.
*Exclusive to alumni
In Process @ The Watermill Center is an ongoing series of open rehearsals, workshops, artist talks and studio visits that invite the community to engage with the work of our international Artists-in-Residence. The Watermill Center invites audiences of all ages and backgrounds to gain unique insight into the creative process of artists, cultivating an understanding of how artists from across the globe develop new work.
In Process allows direct engagement between the community and our Artists-in-Residence in the midst of their residency, giving them the opportunity to present and receive feedback on their work, and continue the development process throughout the remainder of their stay.
This residency is part of the YoungArts and The Watermill Center Mentorship Residency. Inaugurated in 2020, each year a YoungArts alum is awarded a residency at The Watermill Center, where they are given the chance to develop their practice at our East End campus.
Due to COVID-19, In Process will take place online. All registered attendees will receive an email with a Zoom link the morning of the event.