National YoungArts WeekConcerts & Performances
National YoungArts Week is YoungArt’s signature program that fosters interdisciplinary collaboration and community while offering Finalists the guidance needed to prepare for the next stage of their artistic development. During the week-long program, artists across 10 disciplines participate in master classes and workshops with internationally recognized leaders in their field, including Academy Award-winning director, producer, editor, writer and cinematographer Doug Blush; award-winning photographer Corinne May Botz; three-time New York Dance and Performance Awardee Nora Chipaumire; award-winning visual artist Teresita FernÃ¡ndez; Grammy-award winning vocalist and songwriter Lisa Fischer; best-selling authors Michael Grunwald and Kristen Simmons; acclaimed violinist Corin Lee; award-winning journalist, author, and provocative cultural critic Joan Morgan; American stage and television actress Karen Olivo; critically acclaimed pianist Elizabeth Joy Roe; multi-Grammy nominated artist Patrice Rushen; and nine-time Grammy winner and a 17-time Grammy nominee Janis Siegel among many others. Throughout the week, Finalistsâ€™ work will be further adjudicated to determine additional award levels. Each evening you 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, writersâ€™ readings in the YoungArts Jewel Box, and a visual arts, photography and design exhibition in the YoungArts Gallery.