Congratulations to Mira Costa Band junior Cosmo Lieberman, who has been selected as an Alto finalist for his accomplishments in Jazz, Saxophone for the National YoungArts Foundation awards. He joins 720 artists from across the country who are honored for their excellence in visual, literary, and performing arts. Selected through the organization’s prestigious competition, YoungArts award winners, all 15–18 years old or in grades 10–12, are chosen for the caliber of their artistic achievement by esteemed discipline-specific panels of artists through a rigorous blind adjudication process.
YoungArts award winners gain access to one of the most comprehensive programs for artists in the United States, which provides opportunities for financial, creative, and professional development support throughout their entire careers.
YoungArts award winners at the Finalist level, including Cosmo, are invited to participate in National YoungArts Week in January 2023 featuring in person classes, workshops, and mentorship from leading artists in their fields as well as virtual performances and an exhibition for the public. Finalists are also eligible to be nominated to become U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, one of the highest honors given to high school seniors, bestowed by the President of the United States.