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YAA Alum and star of Kennedy Center's IN THE HEIGHTS, Mateo Ferro, poses with playwright, Lin-Manuel Miranda.

YAA Alum and star of Kennedy Center's IN THE HEIGHTS, Mateo Ferro, poses with playwright, Lin-Manuel Miranda.

‘You always expect the best performing arts to be in New York, but (YAA) brings it to the DMV...From (YAA), I got the professional aspect of (professional acting) … the mindset. From there, I was like, ‘maybe I can do this sooner than I thought’.
— Mateo Ferro, YAA Student in an interview on WTOP (about getting cast in Kennedy Center's IN THE HEIGHTS)
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YAA has taught me so much about music, performing, and more...I know I am much more prepared for college and life, after my experience here.
— Young Artists of America Student

Our Alumni from Young Artists of America at Strathmore have gone on to study at many prestigious universities as well as perform professionally at The Kennedy Center, Arena Stage and more. Young Artists of America at Strathmore offers many educational masterclasses and workshops in order to prepare our students for collegiate level auditions and beyond. Below is a list of colleges, universities and consortiums our alumni have graduated on to.

American University

Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Boston University

Baldwin Wallace University

Bowdoin College

Bucknell University

Bringham Young University

Carnegie Mellon University

University of Cincinnati - College-Conservatory of Music

Catholic University of America

Davidson College

DePaul University

Drexel University

Elon University

Franklin and Marshall

Florida State University - College of Music

Georgetown University

Indiana University - Jacobs School of Music 

Ithaca College

James Madison University

Juilliard School

Mannes College - The New School for Music

Manhattan School of Music

Muhlenberg College

New England Conservatory

Northwestern University

NYU Steinhardt

NYU Tisch

Oklahoma City University

Pace University

Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University

Penn State University

Rice University

Rider University

Shenandoah University

Syracuse University

The University of Chicago

University of Maryland - School of Music

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota - Guthrie Theatre

University of Pennsylvania

University of Texas at Austin

University of Virginia

Vanderbilt University

Wagner College

Washington University in St. Louis

College of William & Mary