about youngarts new york

During YoungArts New York, 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, Sir Salman Rushdie, dancer and choreographer Nora Chipaumire, visual artists Mickalene Thomas, Derrick Adams and Jose Párlá, Tony Award winner vocal coach Joan Lader, and Grammy nominees Michael McElroy (1985 Winner in Musical Theater) and Ben Wendell, saxophonist Adam Larson (2009 Winner in Jazz); and acclaimed pianist Elizabeth Joy Roe (2000 Winner in Classical Music).

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.
Fri, April 28, 2017
Visual Arts, Photography & Design Exhibition Opening
8 PM

Sat, April 29, 2017
Voice, Theater, Dance & Jazz Performance
8 PM | Directed by Michael McElroy with jazz direction by Adam Larson
Baryshnikov Arts Center

Sun, April 30, 2017
Classical Music Performance and Writers’ Readings 
2 PM | Directed by Elizabeth Joy Roe and Joan Morgan
Baryshnikov Arts Center

YoungArts would like to thank the following sponsors: