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SHS student named a 2018 National YoungArts Foundation Finalist in Classical Music

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“Rossen Recognized for Excellence in Classical Music (Piano) and participated in 37th Annual National YoungArts Week in Miami, FL  January 7–14, 2018”


ROSSEN Joins 757 Outstanding Teenage Artists from 47 States Across the Nation and will Receive Cash Awards, Mentorship and Professional Development Opportunities”

“BENJAMIN T. ROSSEN of GREAT NECKNY from GREAT NECK SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL, has been named a 2018 National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) Finalist in CLASSICAL MUSIC (Piano), the organization’s highest honor. Selected from the most competitive pool of applications to date, ROSSEN has been recognized for his outstanding artistic achievements and joins 757 of the nation’s most promising young artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts from 47 states. YoungArts winners gain access to one of the most comprehensive programs for emerging artists in the United States, offering financial, professional and artistic development opportunities over the course of their careers. A complete list of the 2018 winners, all 15–18 years old or in grades 10–12, is available online at” 


“YoungArts congratulates all of the 2018 winners. This extraordinary group of young artists represents the vibrancy of our culture for years to come and we look forward to supporting and encouraging them at key junctures in their careers,” stated Carolina García Jayaram, YoungArts President and CEO. “I applaud all of our extraordinary panelists in making this year’s selection, one of the most competitive in YoungArts’ history.”