YoungArts MasterClass presents world-class creative artists who share their art and life experiences with small groups of young artists who represent a new generation of American talent. Each edition of the program highlights the importance of mentorship, which resonates in the arts and beyond, allowing this new generation of young artists to meet and work with legends, like Renée Fleming, in the fields they aspire to pursue.
La Diva Renée personally selected the four students from amongst numerous classical voice winners from YoungArts, the nation’s premier organization recognizing and supporting young artists. They include Sean Plumb from Los Angeles, attending the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia; Chrystal Vanrell from Huntsville, Alabama, attending the Mannes School of Music in New York City; Aaron Casey from Houston and enrolled at the University of Houston; and, Samantha Hankey of Natick, Massachusetts, attending Juilliard in New York City.
The YoungArts program has honored more than 16,000 young artists with more than $6 million in monetary awards and facilitated in excess of $100 million in college scholarship opportunities. Alumni go on to become leading professionals in their fields and include actresses Vanessa Williams and Kerry Washington, four-time Tony Award nominee Raúl Esparza, Executive Director of American Ballet Theatre Rachel Moore, recording artists Nicki Minaj and Chris Young, musician Jennifer Koh, choreographer Desmond Richardson, and internationally acclaimed multimedia artist Doug Aitken.
I, for one, can not wait ... and after you watch this "official trailer", you'll feel the same, Chiclets. Trust. Once your done watching the trailer, head over to Facebook and make sure to click that little 'like' button.