2018 Class of Texas Young Masters to be Presented at Austin’s Zach Theatre on April 16

by Texas Cultural Trust

Texas Young Masters is a joint initiative between the Trust and TCA, which recognizes 8th through 11th grade students who demonstrate artistic excellence in dance, theater, film, music, media, and literary and visual arts. Every biennium, the program grants 15 students with $10,000 multi-year awards to enhance and build their professional artistic studies and provide access to developmental opportunities before college.

The 2018 class of Texas Young Masters will be recognized during the vibrant ceremony on April 16, 2018, which will feature performances by Texas Young Masters alumni. The evening program will highlight performances by the GRAMMY award-winning choral ensemble Conspirare, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, an original composition by composer Allen Robertson and artwork by and discussion with Cruz Ortiz. To close the show, Texas’ legendary singer-songwriter and guitarist Joe Ely will delight guests with a taste of Texas country honky-tonk and rock and roll.

The list of 2018 Texas Young Masters recipients can be viewed here. For more event information and to purchase tickets, please visit https://txculturaltrust.org/young-masters/event.

WHEN: April 16, 2018

WHERE: ZACH Theatre, 202 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78704

The 2018 Young Masters program was made possible through the generous support of Dr. Ernest and Sarah Butler, Texas Women for the Arts, The SermoonJoy Organization, Neiman Marcus, Wayne Fisher, Jeanne and Mickey Klein, Judy and Kirk Robison, Alturas Foundation, Covert Auto Groups, Kathleen and Ben Keating, Karen and Charles Matthews, Locke Lord LLP, and RWM Foundation. [As of 4/3/18]

Diana Cantu
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The mission of the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) is to advance our state economically and culturally by investing in a creative Texas. TCA supports a diverse and innovative arts community in Texas, throughout the nation and internationally by providing resources to enhance economic development, arts education, cultural tourism and artist sustainability initiatives. For more information on TCA and its programs, please visit www.arts.texas.gov.