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Synopsis

Each year, thousands of high school students apply to the YoungArts Program to be mentored by the worlds leading artists. In this all-new YoungArts Masterclass special, Grammy Award-winning vocalist Bobby McFerrin prepares four of these talented mentees to accompany him in concert. Selected by YoungArts  the national program that recognizes young aspiring artists and nurtures the arts in America  the four singers receive individual instruction from McFerrin, learning vocal improvisation and music theory more abstract than what the classically trained students may be accustomed. While highlighting each singers unique vocal style, yet singing together as a group, the mentees create their own arrangement under McFerrins guidance, and are invited to join him on stage at Germanys Festspielhaus in Baden Baden to perform. But Bobby McFerrin: A YoungArts Masterclass isnt just about making the most of a very special opportunity; its about the importance of mentorship, which resonates in the arts and beyond.

Produced and Directed by Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon.

Bobby teaching class

Bobby McFerrin: A YoungArts Masterclass

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