(Picture Above: Young Artist Cup Participants, 2016)
The purpose of the Young Artist Cup is to encourage appreciation for the arts, stimulate improvement of talent in the arts among the high school age students of Mountain Crest and Ridgeline High Schools, increase appreciation for the arts among the students and showcase their talents to the community. It is to provide a program where students can be critiqued and suggestions for improvement given in a positive environment. The open competition format is used to promote participation from the students and interest among the public and allow any students wishing to participate an opportunity to perform.
This annual event showcases the musical talents of Mountain Crest and Ridgeline High School students. Students compete for cash prizes and trophies in six areas: graphic arts design, female and male vocalist, strings, brass/winds/percussion and piano.
Awards are be given to first-, second- and third-place winners in each category.
The logo for each year’s Young Artist Cup is selected from submissions by students in a competition held earlier in the year.
Past Young Artist Cup participants have gone on to excel in music and the performing arts.
The Mountain Crest and Ridgeline High Schools Young Artist Cup is headed by George and Julie Whitney and a committee of local parents & teachers.
The 2017-18 Committee members are: Eric Derr, Kathryn Fielding, Anna Lisa Davidson, Jeremy and Ruthanne Ellis, Sharon Hopkins, Sandy Morgan, and Julie Fridal.
The committee is always open to new members. Interested parties should contact Julie Whitney, (435) 363-6154.