Kevin Hu, SO violin, has been selected as one of the three violinists in the country as a 2011 YoungArts finalist. Kevin will participate in the 2011 YoungArts Week from Jan 8 to Jan 16 in Miami, FL. Read below to find out more about YoungArts from the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts.
YoungArts Announces Top Student Artists in the Nation to Attend YoungArts Week in Miami, January 10-15, 2011
MIAMI, FL (December, 2010) – Kevin Hu of Naperville, IL, who hails from Naperville Central High School, is a YoungArts finalist in Music. Chosen from more than 5,000 applicants in nine disciplines in the visual, literary and performing arts, Kevin will embark on a once-in-a-lifetime experience provided by YoungArts, the core program of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA). Kevin joins other finalists for National YoungArts Week in Miami January 10-15, 2011 for master classes by world-renowned artists; performances and exhibitions; a chance to be named a Gold and Silver winner and travel to New York; the possibility to become a Presidential Scholar in the Arts and visit the White House, and much more.
“We are honored to recognize these fine young artists,” said Christina DePaul, President and CEO of YoungArts. “They represent the next generation of extraordinary artistic talent, and it is our hope that their experience with YoungArts will compel them to pursue their passions.”
The students attending YoungArts Week were selected in a blind adjudication process from a pool representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as all U.S. territories. The adjudication process will continue during YoungArts Week to determine who will become Gold and Silver winners and travel to New York in the spring for the In the Studio series, an additional week of workshops, collaborative performances and exhibitions. Gold winners receive $10,000 and Silver winners receive $5,000. Additionally, awards ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 are presented to students exhibiting excellence in their discipline. From this pool of 148 student artists also will be determined the 2011 Presidential Scholars in the Arts, an award given at the White House with the opportunity to perform at the Kennedy Center and exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.
YoungArts is the only organization in the nation to recognize students in nine discipline categories of cinematic arts, dance, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice and writing.
For a complete list of 2011 finalists please visit http://www.youngarts.org/2011-finalists.
YoungArts is the core program of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA). It is the signature national organization that recognizes and supports America’s most talented 17-18 year olds in the visual, literary and performing arts. YoungArts is the sole nominating agency for Presidential Scholars in the Arts. The foundation provides emerging artists with financial support and life changing experiences with internationally renowned artists. YoungArts alumni go on to become leading professionals in their fields. Alumni include Emmy nominated actress Vanessa Williams, three-time Tony Award nominee Raúl Esparza, star of HBO’s Entourage Adrian Grenier and Warner Brothers Recording Artist Josh Groban. For more information, please visit www.youngarts.org