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Spence Sophomore Receives Prestigious Music Award

Jenny J. ’22 has received a 2020 YoungArts award for excellence in classical music. Jenny, who plays the violoncello, was selected for an Honorable Mention from a competitive pool of applicants across 40 states for “the caliber of her artistic achievement.” Jenny received accolades for her renditions of a concerto, a movement of a Bach cello suite, two movements of a Beethoven cello sonata and a contemporary piece. In all, fewer than 10% of applicants were selected for an award after an intensive application process overseen by “esteemed discipline-specific panels of artists.” 
As a YoungArts recipients, Jenny will gain access to one of the most prestigious programs for emerging artists in the United States in which they will have opportunities for creative and professional development throughout their entire careers. 
Congratulations, Jenny! 


About the National YoungArts Foundation
National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) was established in 1981 by Lin and Ted Arison. YoungArts identifies the most accomplished young artists in the visual, literary and performing arts, and provides them with creative and professional development opportunities throughout their careers. Entrance into this prestigious organization starts with a highly competitive application process for talented artists ages 15–18, or grades 10-12, in the United States, that is judged by esteemed discipline-specific panels of artists through a rigorous blind adjudication process.
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