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Announcing our 2014-2015 Season --- "BRITISH INVASION"

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Updates

Young Artists of America is hiring: Part-time Operations Manager

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 jennifer@youngartistsamerica.org.  Applications are due by August 15, 2014.
 

Announcing our 2014-2015 Season!

July 17, 2014 


 


2014-2015 Season | "British Invasion"



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A Weekend in DC, Part 2

March 22, 2014 


Photo by: Richard Udell


And so it came to pass that 52 musicians and 35 singing actors, the vast majority of whom were not even born when Songs for a New World debuted in 1995, convened on the stage of the auditorium at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, MD to perform an explosive and emotional concert of the music from my first show, and I got to stand on stage with them.

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.

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BroadwayWorld reviews Jason Robert Brown's 'Songs for a New World'

March 17, 2014 

by Charles Shubow BroadwayWorld DC

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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.

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5-star review for 'Songs For A New World’ with Jason Robert Brown'

March 16, 2014 

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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.

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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.”

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