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Artistry. Excellence. Mentorship.


Artistry. Excellence. Mentorship.

The only program of its kind, Young Artists of America presents symphonic theatrical productions featuring young performing artists alongside professional mentors.

 

 

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Artistry. Excellence. Mentorship.


Artistry. Excellence. Mentorship.

The only program of its kind, Young Artists of America presents symphonic theatrical productions featuring young performing artists alongside professional mentors.

 

 

 

Setting the stage


Young Artists of America at Strathmore (YAA) works with high school and middle school level performing artists and leading, professional artists to present fully-orchestrated productions at state-of-the-art venues like our home stage at Strathmore Music Center.

Learn more about our past and upcoming performances...

I want to thank this absolutely extraordinary company of artists, musicians, singers, and actors.
— Stephen Schwartz, Tony Award Winning Broadway Composer, Lyricist & YAA Mentor
 
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Master Excellence.


Master Excellence.

The premier performing arts training organization in the region, preparing students to take the stage. 

 

 

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Master Excellence.


Master Excellence.

The premier performing arts training organization in the region, preparing students to take the stage. 

 

 

 

life is better with music


Songs for a New World with Jason Robert Brown

Songs for a New World with Jason Robert Brown

With campuses in the Washington, DC area, Young Artists of America at Strathmore (YAA) works with high school and middle school level performing artists every step of the way. From our one-of-a-kind Mentorship Program with leading professional artists, to essential music, dance, and acting training, to performance opportunities at state-of-the-art venues like our home stage at Strathmore Music Center, we offer a unique experience like no other in the nation.

Founded and led by brothers Rolando and Kristofer Sanz, Young Artists of America at Strathmore’s goal is to provide gifted and committed students unique performance and educational opportunities in a professional, nurturing and collaborative environment.


Come join us!

Music is what gave me a direction and a reason to wake up in the morning when I was a teenager.
— Jason Robert Brown, Tony Award Winning Broadway Composer, Lyricist & YAA Mentor
 
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Take the Stage.


Take the Stage.

Join us for high-caliber performing arts training programs with unique opportunities for high school and middle school students all year long.

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Take the Stage.


Take the Stage.

Join us for high-caliber performing arts training programs with unique opportunities for high school and middle school students all year long.

join our Programs


We offer a wide range of musical theatre training for students in the Virginia, Maryland and DC areas. Browse through the following to learn about our acting, dance, theater, instrumental and orchestra programs for teens and pre-teens during the school year and summertime.

school year

September - May

Learn more about our Orchestral and Vocal programs for high school and middle school students during the school year.
Jekyll & Hyde in Concert

summer

June - August

Learn more about our Musical Theatre Intensive Camps for high school and middle school students during the summer.
Once on This Island
Young Artists of America gave me the confidence and the push to aspire to do and be my best when it comes to performing.
— Young Artist of America Student
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DON'T MISS A THING.


DON'T MISS A THING.

We produce state-of-the-art performances and host unique educational events throughout the year for students, parents and the community.

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DON'T MISS A THING.


DON'T MISS A THING.

We produce state-of-the-art performances and host unique educational events throughout the year for students, parents and the community.

OUR EVENTS


Throughout the year, we produce and host various events such as PerformancesMasterclasses and Workshops, and Auditions for high school and middle school students, their parents, families and for our wider-community.

Young Artists of America is a class act and they keep proving it with every production. What a joy to experience as an audience member and as a parent!
— Young Artist of America Parent
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Reach the stars.


Reach the stars.

Our one-of-a-kind Mentorship Program brings professional performers from Broadway and around the world to work with our students.

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Reach the stars.


Reach the stars.

Our one-of-a-kind Mentorship Program brings professional performers from Broadway and around the world to work with our students.

our MENTORSHIP PROGRAM


Mentors Kristen Chenoweth and Andrew Lippa with our students after performance.

Mentors Kristen Chenoweth and Andrew Lippa with our students after performance.

The cornerstone of Young Artists of America at Strathmore is its unique Mentorship Program where students work alongside major leading performing artists from national and regional stages as well as leading university programs. Past mentors have included Kristen Chenoweth, Stephen Schwartz, Jason Robert Brown, and more.

Learn about our recent mentors as well as Masterclasses and Workshops with current mentors. 

Performing in front of Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin) in rehearsals and at Strathmore was the most thrilling experience.
— Young Artist of America Student
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News


News

Check out our blog to stay up-to-date!

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News


News

Check out our blog to stay up-to-date!

What's new at yaa?


Fantastic things are always happening at Young Artists of America so we created a blog to keep you informed. Click the button below to be directed to our blog or browse the latest stories below.

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Speak into the mic.


Speak into the mic.

Reach out to us anytime by phone, email or social media! We want to hear from you!

 

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Speak into the mic.


Speak into the mic.

Reach out to us anytime by phone, email or social media! We want to hear from you!

 


Plant your feet on the stage and act like you own it, because you do.
— Rolando Sanz, Co-Founder