July 24, 2014
Young Artists of America is seeking to hire an Operations Manager. This is a part-time position. Please see the job description below. Inquires and applications should be e-mailed to Jennifer Boudrye, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due by August 15, 2014.
July 17, 2014
2014-2015 Season | "British Invasion"
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March 22, 2014
Rolando and Kristofer Sanz began Young Artists of America three years ago, bringing together the finest young musicians and actors in the Washington DC corridor, and by the time they reached out to me about doing a concert of Songs, I had already heard about the amazing work they’d been doing. Nothing is more satisfying to me than watching young people get inspired by the kind of music I love, and nothing makes me happier than conducting big orchestras, so I signed on immediately.Read more →
March 17, 2014
by Charles Shubow, BroadwayWorld DC
It was about a year ago that the Young Artists of America (now in its third season) had contacted Jason Robert Brown about obtaining his orchestrated version of SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD for a performance. When Brown heard what YAA was up to, he expressed an interest in participating.
Well, March 15 and 16, 2014 there was Brown center stage conducting 52 musicians and 35 singers in his popular song cycle. It was quite an experience. Brown mentioned he initially wrote the full orchestrations at the behest of St. John the Divine in New York City for a performance for a celebration for the Millenium. Hearing his incredibly powerful score with a full orchestra was a real treat and I can only envision symphony orchestras around the country performing it.Read more →
March 16, 2014
by Joel Markowitz, Publisher & Editor, DC Theater Metro Arts
Fifty-two instrumentalists (prepared and rehearsed by Musical Director Kristofer Sanz, and joined by professional guest mentors) and thirty-five vocalists (prepared and rehearsed by Vocal Director Maureen Codelka and Artistic Director Rolando Sanz) from thirty-five different high schools from the DC Metro area filled Winston Churchill High School’s Bish Auditorium with a glorious performance of Jason Robert Brown’s popular song cycle Songs for a New World by Young Artists of America. Joining them as conductor (and sometimes accompanist) was Composer/Lyricist Jason Robert Brown himself, with Adam Michael Kaufman serving as Guest Pianist. Local artists Rachelle Fleming, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Michael J. Mainwaring, and Nova Y. Payton also performed.
Jason Robert Brown explained to the audience that Songs for a New World was produced Off-Broadway in 1995 and lasted for only 28 performances at the WPA Theatre. Young artists have fallen in love with it because the show means a lot to them. “The show is about people who come up against obstacles, and how they are going to get through them, or if they are going to run away from them. Nothing makes me happier than being with young artists on this journey and I wanted to be part of that journey tonight.”Read more →
Live highlights from our recent performances of SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD!