April 18, 2021 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Santa Monica High Singers Named YoungArts Winners:

Jennifer Gsell and Quinn D’Andrea have been named winners of the National YoungArts Foundation’s 2014 YoungArts competition in the discipline of popular voice. They are both seniors that attend Santa Monica High School and met in the high school’s choir department directed by Mr. Jeffe Hulls.

They were selected amongst 11,000 applicants through a blind adjudication process and were chosen to participate for a week of master classes and exhibitions in Miami last month.

Click here to watch a YouTube video of Jennifer Gsell singing.

The National Young Arts Foundation identifies and supports the next generation of young artists in the visual, literary and performing artists.

Since 1981, YoungArts has supported more than 16,000 young artists with life-changing performance and exhibition opportunities, workshops and master classes, and has awarded more than $6 million in monetary awards and facilitated in excess of $100 million in scholarships.

Additionally, YoungArts serves as the exclusive nominating agency for the U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, the nation’s highest honor for artistically talented high school seniors.

YoungArts alumni have gone on to become leaders in their fields.

Just to name a few are: Kerry Washington, Nicki Minaj, Josh Groban, Viola Davis, Judith Hill and Vanessa Williams. Mentors include Mikhail Baryshnikov, Raul Esparza, Patty Lupone, Jacques d’Ambroise, Placido Domingo, Robert Redford as well as many others.

For more information, visit www.youngarts.org.

in News
Related Posts

Edify TV: $2 Billion Beverly Hills Development Proposed Near Westside

April 16, 2021

April 16, 2021

A developer wants to build a $2 billion condo and retail development flanking the Beverly Hilton hotel. Learn more in...

State Funds Two Additional Sustainable Housing Proposals in Santa Monica

April 16, 2021

April 16, 2021

Proposals are designed to help with affordability and sustainability  By Toi Creel California is paving the way for environmentally-friendly housing...

Santa Monica City Council Rejects Proposed Ban of Certain Items at Protests

April 15, 2021

April 15, 2021

Lawmakers vote down item 4-3 at meeting this week  By Sam Catanzaro  Santa Monica lawmakers rejected a motion this week...

Edify TV: LAFD Announces Likely Cause of Ballona Wetlands Fire

April 15, 2021

April 15, 2021

The LAFD has revealed the cause of a March fire that destroyed five acres of the Ballona Wetlands. Learn more...

Shake Shack Set to Open in Santa Monica

April 15, 2021

April 15, 2021

NYC-based burger chain to open at Wilshire and 5th this weekend By Kerry Slater East Coast burger joint Shake Shack...

Restaurant Spotlight: Piccolo Bringing Fine Italian Dining to Santa Monica and Venice

April 15, 2021

April 15, 2021

Latest restaurant from Chef Antonio Mure with two locations on Westside  By Timothy Michael An esteemed chef with deep ties...

Edify TV: Venice Handball Courts Encampment Cleared

April 15, 2021

April 15, 2021

Sanitation crews Thursday cleared a homeless encampment at the Venice Beach handball courts. Learn more in this video made possible...

ArcLight Cinema Santa Monica Closing

April 14, 2021

April 14, 2021

Pacific Theatres will not reopen locations across country due to pandemic  By Sam Catanzaro  The 12-screen ArcLight Cinema complex in...

Westside Cafe Helping Save Monarch Butterflies

April 13, 2021

April 13, 2021

This Westside cafe is doing its part to keep its namesake insect, the monarch butterfly, safe. Learn more in this...

Junior Lifeguards Returning This Summer

April 13, 2021

April 13, 2021

County-run program returns to LA County beaches July and August  By Sam Catanzaro A few weeks are left for prospective...

Earth Day Beach Cleanup at Santa Monica Beach

April 13, 2021

April 13, 2021

Santa Monica Travel & Tourism organizing April 22 event  On Earth Day next week join a “micro-cleanup” to help beautify...

Six Vendors Released on Citation for Fight at Santa Monica Pier

April 12, 2021

April 12, 2021

Santa Monica police cite and release six people involved in Sunday incident By Sam Catanzaro Six individuals were released on...

City Council Passes New Measure to Meet State Affordable Housing Mandate: Santa Monica Beat – April, 12, 2021

April 12, 2021

April 12, 2021

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * City Council Passes New Measure to Meet State Affordable Housing Mandate...