Queens College, New York
JIN-XIANG "JX" YU ’14 is already a soprano of note. After only three years of classical training at the Aaron Copland School of Music, she gained admission to the Yale School of Music’s opera department, a program so exclusive that it accepted just six singers this year, giving all of them full scholarships. She also won a 2014 Graduate Arts Award from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation; recipients are eligible for as much as $50,000 a year for up to three years, to cover tuition or living expenses.
2005 Graduate Scholar Randy Regier will be featured in the “State of The Art: Discovering American Art Now” show at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. We asked Randy a few questions about his career as an artist, his inspiration for NuPenny, and what he has been working on recently.
What scholarship program were you a part of/what year?
LANSDOWNE, VA – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is pleased to announce the 20 up-and-coming artists receiving the 2014 Graduate Arts Awards. The leading graduate scholarship in the nation for the visual arts, performing arts, and creative writing, the Graduate Arts Award provides up to $50,000 per year for up to three years for exceptional students with financial need to study at an accredited graduate institution in the U.S. or abroad.
It’s an honor every composer dreams of: hearing your own work performed by an orchestra. For 2012 Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Scholar Nell Shaw Cohen, the dream became reality earlier this month as the New York University Symphony performed Cohen’s orchestral composition, an art-inspired tone poem titled "Point Reyes from Chimney Rock." Cohen complemented her NYU Master of Music studies by becoming one of three composers-in-residence for this year’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development program, and hearing her work performed by NYU's orchestra is the primary benefit.
What made Jack Kent Cooke destined for greatness? Whittling that down to one answer may be a fool’s errand, but history suggests that music—an abiding love of Mr. Cooke’s—set forth at least one bridge to success. And now science may suggest the same.
In this article, Education Week highlights the findings of multiple studies that suggest music training and performance strengthens a student’s cognitive development, especially in the areas of creativity, decision-making, and complex memory.
We found a compelling blog post for young artists on the Huffington Post. Turns out that blogger, Clara Lieu, writes weekly for the Huff Post and is a visual artist, author and adjunct professor at the Rhode Island School of Design. Clara is on Twitter and makes her email available at the end of the article below.
Lansdowne, VA – Today the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announces the opening of its Graduate Arts Award application. The Graduate Arts Award recognizes and rewards America’s up-and-coming artists from lower-income backgrounds with up to $50,000 per year for up to three years to attend an accredited graduate institution in the U.S. or abroad.
“By offering one of the most generous graduate scholarships in the fine arts, performing arts, and creative writing, we hope to foster the development of exceptional artists and writers from lower-income backgrounds,” said Emily Froimson, vice president of programs at the Foundation.