“Wynton Marsalis: A Youngarts Masterclass” nominated for 66Th Annual Emmy® Award

Wynton Marsalis: A YoungArts MasterClass, an HBO Family Documentary Special, has been nominated for a 66th Annual Emmy Award in the Outstanding Children’s Program category. This is the third season the YoungArts MasterClass series has received an Emmy-nomination. The program features some of the work of the National YoungArts Foundation, the non-profit that contributes to the cultural vitality of the nation by supporting the artistic development of talented young artists.

Wynton Marsalis: A YoungArts MasterClass follows three promising musicians selected by YoungArts–saxophonist Patrick Bartley, pianist Tony Madruga, and bass player Russell Hall–as they work with the jazz icon. The episode debuted on Monday September 9 on HBO.

A YoungArts MasterClass was previously nominated for an Emmy Award in 2013 and 2010. Upcoming programs will feature six-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner Alan Alda and Grammy award-winning violinist Joshua Bell.

2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Ceremony
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Wynton Marsalis: A YoungArts MasterClass is a production of Simon & Goodman Picture Company and was produced by:
Sheila Nevins, Executive Producer (HBO)
Lin Arison, Executive Producer (National YoungArts Foundation)
Jackie Glover, Supervising Producer (HBO)
Karen Goodman, Producer/Director (Simon & Goodman Picture Company)
Kirk Simon, Producer/Director (Simon & Goodman Picture Company)

And features National YoungArts Foundation Master Teacher and Jazz at Lincoln Center Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis with YoungArts Alumni saxophonist Patrick Bartley, pianist Antonio Madruga and bassist Russell Hall.

The three-time Emmy® nominated HBO Family Documentary Special YoungArts MasterClass chronicles the work of renowned artists sharing their art and life experiences through master classes with National YoungArts Foundation alumni. Each edition of the program highlights the importance of mentorship, which resonates in the arts and beyond, allowing the next generation of young artists to meet and work with legends including Plácido Domingo, Frank Gehry, Bill T. Jones, Patti LuPone, Bruce Weber and Kathleen Turner, in the fields they aspire to pursue. For more on the show, visit

YoungArts MasterClass is produced by Executive Producer Lin Arison and documentary filmmakers Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon, whose Simon & Goodman Picture Company has received numerous nominations and awards including an Academy Award, many Emmys®, and the duPont-Columbia Award for Independent Programming.

In conjunction with Columbia University’s Teachers College, YoungArts developed a Study Guide based on YoungArts MasterClass, which is distributed free to schools nationwide to help teachers use the arts as an education tool and encourage students to pursue their passions.

The National YoungArts Foundation (formerly known as the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts) was established in 1981 by Lin and Ted Arison to identify and nurture the next generation of artists in the literary, visual, design and performing arts. Each year, YoungArts receives more than 11,000 applications from the nation’s most talented young artists (15-18 year old or grades 10-12). From this pool, approximately 700 Winners are selected through a blind adjudication process and are recognized for their outstanding work and accomplishments. To date, YoungArts has honored more than 20,000 young artists with over $6 million in monetary awards; facilitated in excess of $150 million in college scholarship opportunities; and enabled its participants to work with master teachers who are among the most distinguished artists in the world, such as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jacques d’Amboise, Plácido Domingo, Bill T. Jones, Quincy Jones, Robert Redford and Martin Scorsese. Additionally, at the request of the Commission on Presidential Scholars, which is appointed by the President of the United States, YoungArts serves as the exclusive nominating agency for the U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, the country’s highest honor for young artists.

For more information about YoungArts, visit

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