Rabin Youth Arts Awards

The Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras awarded the first Rabin Youth Arts Awards in 2001 in honor of their founding conductor, Dr. Marvin Rabin. Dr. Rabin was well known for his international stature as a music educator and a researcher of youth and the arts. Dr. Rabin founded three youth orchestra programs; Kentucky, Greater Boston and Wisconsin.  He was a vigorous spokesperson for society’s need to recognize the positive and creative accomplishments of young people, as well as individuals and organizations that support these artistic efforts. The prestigious Rabin Youth Arts Awards continue the legacy of Dr. Rabin’s life-long mission.   Read Dr. Rabin’s full bio here.

Rabin Youth Arts Awards Nominations are sought statewide from all artistic disciplines, including music, dance, theater, and visual arts, and are presented for:

Artistic Achievement – recognizing an individual or organization who has made a significant contribution in areas such as teaching, program development, leadership in youth performance, and/or presentation to youth audiences.

Philanthropic  Achievement – recognizing an individual or organization for significant monetary or in-kind support of youth arts initiatives, including both sustained support and exceptional one time or ongoing projects.


2021 Rabin Youth Arts Award Nomination Form

View Past Recipients of the Rabin Youth Arts Award


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