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Watch: YoungArts TakeOne | Nia Drummond and Aidan Vass

By YoungArts | November 22, 2023

Experience a new musical work, filmed in one take.

Two YoungArts winners were invited to L.A. to perform together for the first time. Prior to filming, communicating with one another beforehand was off limits. On shoot day, they had five minutes to rehearse together, then cameras were rolling for the first—and only—take, TakeOne. Watch their performance of Leaves below, composed by Aidan only days before filming.

TakeOne Season 2, Episode 2 features singer Nia Drummond (2012 Voice) and pianist and composer Aidan Vass (2020, 2021, 2022 Classical Music).

Music: Leaves, composed by Aidan Vass. Words by Sara Teasdale.

Director: Teddy Alvarez-Nissen (2020 Film & U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts)

Producer: Grace Weber (2006 Theater & Voice & U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts)

Director of Photography: Zayd Ezzeldine (2020 Film)

Steadicam: Garet Jatsek

1st AC: Diana Duvanskaya

Sound: Gabe Garcia

Gaffer: Megan Short

Grip: Henry Haber

PA: Naomi Sanyaolu

PA: Cooper Hime

Color: Zach Shenouda

Watch Season 1 here.

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