Announcing Ten Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award Recipients
We are pleased to announce the Fall 2022 recipients of the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award. The ten recipients will receive an award of up to $10,000 and have been accepted to From the Top’s Learning and Media Lab Fellowship, which culminates in an appearance on From the Top’s NPR radio program.
Since 2005, From the Top and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation have awarded more than $3.4 million to driven and committed young musicians with financial need.
Congratulations to Our New Jack Kent Cooke Young Artists
Recipients can use the $10,000 award to help offset the often prohibitively expensive costs of studying classical music at a high level. They can apply the award towards instrument purchases, summer camp tuition, college audition travel expenses, private lessons, or other music-related needs.
All Jack Kent Cooke Young Artists participate in From the Top’s Learning and Media Lab, a 4-week remote learning program, which culminates in a community engagement activity and the recording of their appearance on From the Top’s NPR radio program.
The Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award program is currently accepting applications through November 15.
All young musicians who wish to be considered for the award in the 2022-2023 season must apply by November 15.
The remaining Award winners for the 2022-23 season will be announced in January 2023.
Congratulations to our new Jack Kent Cooke Young Artists:
- Percussionist Aleo Esparza, 18, from Chicago, IL, appearing on Show 423 Washington, DC, airing week of December 12, 2022
- Violinist Jane Story, 16, from Stevens Point, WI, appearing on Show 424 Washington DC, airing week of December 12, 2022
- Cellist Kyle Ryu, 16, from Burke, VA, appearing on Show 424 Washington DC, airing week of January 2, 2023
- Vocalist Amelia Reines, 17, from Pittsburgh, PA, appearing on Show 432 Atlanta, airing week of June 19, 2023
- Violinist Qing Ng,17, from Madison, WI, appearing on Show 425 San Francisco, airing week of January 23, 2023
- Guitarist Kaz Hudson, 17, from Centennial, CO, appearing on TBD
- Percussionist Anh Ho, 16, from Lawrenceville, GA, appearing on TBD
- Guitarist Brady Davis, 16, from Las Vegas, NV appearing on TBD
- Euphonium Player Jahiem James, 18, from Winter Haven, FL, appearing on TBD
- Mandolin Player Carrera Stamile, 16, from Roebuck, SC, appearing on TBD
Special thanks to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation for making these awards possible.