During YoungArts Los Angeles, winners have the chance to share their talents with the public through multidisciplinary performances, film screenings, and arts exhibitions.

YoungArts winners in the visual, literary, performing and design arts have the opportunity to learn, connect and collaborate with fellow peers and luminaries in their artistic field. During the intensive, week-long and all-inclusive program, artists across 10 disciplines participate in master classes and workshops with internationally recognized leaders, including authors Joan Morgan, Jeff Chang and Daniel Jose Older, celebrated cellist Jeffery Zeigler, composer Paola Pristini, choreographers John Heginbotham and Ros Warby, producer Joan Scheckel, photographer Chloe Aftel, Visual artists Jim Drain and Cayetano Ferrer, and jazz musician Dr. Ron McCurdy.

To view a complete list of the 2017 Master Teachers, Selection Panel and National Reviewers, click here.



PARTICIPATION: The goal of the YoungArts Regional program is to provide a multi-day, immersive learning experience for emerging young artists.  Participants are eligible to attend as one of the benefits of their selection as a national winner of the YoungArts competition at all levels (Finalist, Honorable Mention, Merit).  During this full-time, residential program, participants work in group classroom style, studio, and rehearsal settings. They engage in career and discipline specific learning dialogues, and participate in public performances or exhibition showings of their work.
Participation in the ENTIRE regional program schedule is required. Participants and/or parents are expected to speak with their teachers, coaches and/or mentors before notifying YoungArts of their intention to participate and register for the program. Hotel accommodations, meals, and all scheduled activities are provided by YoungArts at no cost. All participants (regardless of age) are supervised by the National YoungArts Foundation and trained Resident Advisors.
Thurs, March 30, 2017
Jazz Performance and Writers' Readings
8PM | Directed by Dr. Ron McCurdy and Joan Morgan
UCLA Schoenberg Hall

Fri, March 31, 2017
Classical Music Performance
8PM | Directed by Jeffrey Ziegler
UCLA Schoenberg Hall

Sat, April 1, 2017
Dance, Theater and Voice Performance
8PM | Directed by John Heginbotham, Gabrielle Stravelli and Daniel Pettrow
UCLA Royce Hall

Sun, April 2, 2017
Visual Arts, Photography and Design Exhibition Opening
2PM | Curated by John Tain
Building Bridges Art Exchange, Santa Monica

YoungArts would like to thank the following sponsors: