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2012 YoungArts Finalists – Lots of From the Top Alumni!

This week 152 young artists gathered in Miami for the 2012 YoungArts Week, a core program of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. Nine of them are current or soon-to-be From the Top alumni and include:

Noah Dugan, trumpet – Show 235
Kimberly Hou, piano – Show 232
Sirena Huang, violin – Show 188
Grant Jameson, euphonium – upcoming Show 246 in Pittsburgh, PA
John Lee, cello – upcoming Show 251 in Potsdam, NY
Anna Litvinenko, cello – Show 156
Kate Liu, piano – Show 238
John Ringor, percussion – Shows 202, 206, and 220
Rieko Tsuchida, piano – Show 161 and 211

The YoungArts Week performances are being live-streamed on www.youngarts.org with the final performances tomorrow, Friday, January 13!

The finalists are chosen from more than 5,000 applicants in nine disciplines in the visual, literary and performing arts. The week includes master classes by world-renowned artists, performances, and exhibitions. 20 of the finalists will also be selected as 2012 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, an award given at the White House with the opportunity to perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C!

We hope all of our alums have had a great week in Miami!

More about YoungArts

YoungArts is the core program of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA). The organization’s mission is to identify emerging artists, provide educational enrichment and assistance in their pursuit of the arts, and to raise the appreciation for and support of the arts in American society. Dedicated to inspiring and nurturing young artists, NFAA was founded in 1981 by businessman and visionary, the late Ted Arison, and his wife Lin. The YoungArts program identifies the next generation of emerging artists and contributes to the cultural vitality of the nation by investing in the artistic development of thousands of gifted artists in nine disciplines in the visual, literary and performing arts. At the request of The Commission on Presidential Scholars, which is appointed by the President of the United States, NFAA serves as the exclusive nominating agency for the U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts.