Fifteen more YoungArts winners are added to the New world school of the Arts roster this year

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With 21 Presidential Scholars in the Arts since 1989, and 89 YoungArts Finalists / 310 YoungArts Winners since 2002, New World School of the Arts students continue to leave their artistic mark in our community. Among the 171 YoungArts Finalists selected this year are seven NWSA students, joining the ranks as in their respective artistic fields. In addition, NWSA students received three YoungArts Honorable Mentions and seven Merit Awards for a grand total of 17 awards.

NWSA 2019 YoungArts Finalists: Ian Muñoz (MUSIC) Saxophone/Alto; Andre Perlman (MUSIC) Trombone; Daniela Lopez (VISUAL ARTS); Cherline Philogene (VISUAL ARTS).

According to the National YoungArts Foundation website, all winners are eligible to participate in YoungArts’ regional programs, including YoungArts Miami, YoungArts Los Angeles, and YoungArts New York, and will join a professional network of distinguished artists. This year’s Finalists have the opportunity to participate in the 37th annual National YoungArts Week in Miami. Finalists are also eligible for nomination to the White House-appointed Commission on Presidential Scholars. As the sole nominating agency, YoungArts selects 60 Finalists each year, 20 of whom are selected to become U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, one of the highest honors for a graduating high school senior.

NWSA 2021 YoungArts Honorable Mentions: Ian Muñoz (MUSIC) Saxophone/Alto; Adam Stein (MUSIC) Saxophone/Alto; Amy Riumbau (VISUAL ARTS).

NWSA 2021 YoungArts Merits: Roel Arazo (MUSIC) Euphonium; Sophia Molina (MUSIC) Violin; Gabriel Barnard (MUSIC) Double Bass; Lucas Netto (MUSIC) Saxophone/Tenor; Scott Schaffer (MUSIC) Trombone; Claudio Silva (MUSIC) Percussion; Bruno Tzinas (MUSIC) Trombone; Arianna Pero (MUSIC) Spoken Word.

About New World School of the Arts: Founded in 1987, New World School of the Arts (NWSA) is a center of artistic and academic excellence in the visual and performing arts, dedicated to training High School and College students interested in careers in dance, music, theater, and visual arts. Through its educational partnerships with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College, and the University of Florida, NWSA confers the high school diploma, Associate of Arts degree, and Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees, in programs accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance, Music, Theater and Art & Design.

Blind to academic standing at the onset, New World School of the Arts’ acceptance policy is based solely on artistic talent - allowing students from all backgrounds, ethnicities, and socioeconomic status to compete for their spot in the school’s coveted arts programs based on their individual talent. Earning respected national merit and leadership-based scholarships such as the Gates Scholarship, Posse Foundation, and Presidential Scholar in the Arts, NWSA students have demonstrated over the years that a rigorous arts curriculum not only helps foster their passion and create the next generation of artists, but it also helps students engage and achieve excellence in any academic discipline.

Through its gifted, emerging artists and unique programs, New World School of the Arts has become an educational and creative beacon of the arts, cultivating a generation of artists who have significantly marked the local and global artistic landscape. Trained by professional artists in their respective arts fields, our alumni are a source of inspiration to young artists from all walks of life in our community and in our state, and their success is a testament to the possibilities that emerge when the right blend of support and resources are engaged.

New World School of the Arts was created by the Florida Legislature as a center of excellence in the performing and visual arts. It is an educational partnership of Miami Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College, and the University of Florida.

Information about New World School of the Arts at 305-237-3135 or