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Dear {First Name}:

As the sole national organization dedicated to encouraging and recognizing artistic excellence in the visual, literary and performing arts, YoungArts ensures the nation’s most outstanding high school students are encouraged – at critical junctures in their lives – to pursue careers in the arts.

By now your school should have received our materials to post about applying to YoungArts. The deadline for the 2013 application cycle is October 19, 2012. Please encourage your students, grades 10-12 or ages 15-18, to visit for details on the application requirements for each discipline and the application process.

Some of the many benefits of the YoungArts program include:
•   Exclusive U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts nominations – only through
    YoungArts can a student receive this prestigious honor!

•   Master classes with world-renowned artists
•   Access to scholarships, career opportunities and professional contacts
•   $500,000 in total monetary awards and more than $100 million facilitated in
    college scholarships since 1981
•   Alumni network of 16,000+ talented artistic professionals, including
    recording artists Josh Groban and Nicki Minaj, choreographer Desmond
    Richardson and X Factor finalist Marcus Canty

  The 2012 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts will perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC on Monday, June 18 at 8:00 p.m., and you are invited to be our guest. If you live in the DC area and would like to attend, please email us at Or, tune in to the livestream at  

Please contact us if you have any questions, need additional posters, or if there are other colleagues at your school we should include on our mail and email lists to receive future announcements and updates. Our toll free phone number is (800) 970-ARTS (2787), and you can email us at

We look forward to hearing from the young artists in your school – thank you for sharing this important opportunity!


Paul T. Lehr
Executive Director



777 Brickell Avenue, Suite 370
Miami, FL 33131

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