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James House Selected To Teach Prestigious 2015 YoungArts Singer/Songwriters Master Class In January In Miami

James House has been chosen to teach the 2015 YoungArts Master Class for Singers/Songwriters at the January 7th event in Miami, FL. He will lead a class of scholorship winners in the presztigious 2-hour Master Class event.

The National YoungArts Foundation (formerly known as the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts) was established in 1981 by Lin and Ted Arison to identify and support the next generation of artists and to contribute to the cultural vitality of the nation by investing in the artistic development of talented young artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts. Each year, there are approximately 11,000 applications to YoungArts from 15-18 year old (or grades 10-12) artists, and from these, approximately 700 winners are selected who are eligible to participate in programs in Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C. (with Chicago and other regions in the works). With the guidance of YoungArts Artistic Advisors Plácido Domingo, Frank Gehry, Bill T. Jones and others, YoungArts provides these emerging artists with life-changing experiences and validation by renowned mentors, access to significant scholarships, national recognition and other opportunities throughout their careers to help ensure that the nation’s most outstanding emerging artists are encouraged to pursue careers in the arts.

To date, YoungArts has honored more than 20,000 young artists with over $6 million in monetary awards; facilitated in excess of $150 million in scholarship opportunities; and enabled its participants to work with some of the most distinguished artists, such as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jacques d'Amboise,Renée Fleming, Zaha Hadid, Joan Lader,Branford Marsalis, Robert Redford, Martin Scorsese, Marisa Tomei, Kathleen Turner and Bruce Weber.

YoungArts alumni who have become leading professionals in their fields include actors Viola Davis, Anna Gunn, Adrian Grenier, Max Schneider, Kerry Washington and Vanessa Williams; four-time Tony Award nominee Raul Esparza; Cheif Executive Officer of American Ballet Theatre Rachel Moore; recording artists Josh Groban, Judith Hill, Nicki Minaj and Chris Young; musicians Terance Blanchard, Gerald Clayton and Jennifer Koh.

Previous YoungArts Master Class instructors have included Robert Redford, Placido Domingo, Renee Flemming, Bobby McFerrin, Kathleen Turner, Liv Ullmann and Michael Tilson Thomas.