“When I created the Network for Young Artists All-Star Music Awards, I wanted the students, alumni, and those in the music industry to have the opportunity to see fresh talent that our program has fostered and encourage other students to just do their best inside the classroom, so that can be honored and recognized for their hard work,” said Executive Director Diana Arevalo. “It’s a chance to recognize students enrolled in the program, musicians who embody our mission, and alumni who are working musicians.”
Award recipients include: Network for Young Artists Legacy Award recipient Isabel Marie Sanchez, and Network for Young Artists Ambassador Award recipient Grupo Remedio.
Isabel Marie Sanchez, a former student at the Network for Young Artists, serves as a role model for our current students. She has created a path for other students to follow in music.
Grupo Remedio’s Destiny Navaira and Rigo Navaira grew up in a musical family, but were equally dedicated to their academic studies all the way to the University of Texas at Austin while fulfilling their dreams by winning Best New Female Vocalist and Best New Male Vocalist (respectively) for the Tejano Music Awards.
Destiny graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014 with a major in Business, Government, & Society. Her brother Rigo is an undergraduate student majoring in Radio, Television and Film at the University of Texas at Austin and will graduate in 2018. They embody the mission of the Network for Young Artists of academics and music.
“There are several programs that teach music, but our focus has always been music, performance, and education at an affordable cost for parents,” Arevalo added. “Our awards show is just like others, we have a red carpet, pre-show performances, exciting award categories limited only for our students, and various performances throughout the show. This year we are adding the Network for Young Artists Rising Star category honoring students that have been enrolled and are now performing with their own bands.”
The Network for Young Artists All-Star Awards, a free event open to the public, will take place at the Jo Long Theatre from 5:00 pm to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Founded in 1999, the Network for Young Artists promotes art and culture through voice, dance, musical instruments, and performing arts programs. Its objectives are to provide resources for youth between the ages of four and twenty to develop their talents in the performing arts and to provide opportunities for youth to showcase their talents, while providing mentoring and educational programs to ensure they succeed academically. NYA’s guiding principle is “School and family first.”
WHAT: Network for Young Artists All-Star Awards
WHEN: Sunday, September 10, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
WHERE: Jo Long Theatre, 226 N Hackberry, San Antonio, Texas, 78202