By Kelly Zhou
This weeklong program is widely considered to be the highest level of artistic achievement for youth aged 15 to 18, and alumni of the YoungArts program have gone on to be extremely successful in their respective fields. Notable alumni include Grammy-winner Josh Groban, actors Viola Davis and Kerry Washington, and internationally acclaimed artists Doug Aitken and Daniel Arsham.
Arts students are invited to apply to a variety of different categories, such as the Cinematic Arts (film), Jazz, Dance, and Visual Arts. Judges select the students via a completely blind judging system for the opportunity to from professionals in the field, including previous alumni.
The finalists will head to the YoungArts Headquarters, located in Miami, in January.