AUDITION INFORMATION

Updated for Winter 2019/Spring 2020

AUDITIONS FOR YAACompany

Grades 9-12

For further information about our YAACompany program for high school students, including tuition, repertoire and schedule, please click here. For further information about our YAAjunior program for middle school students, please click here.


  • Auditions for Winter/Spring Semester 2019-2020 (Dec-March)

    • Friday, November 8, 2019

      • 6:00-7:00pm: Dance call for ALL Friday auditioners

      • 7:00-9:30pm: Solo audition slots

    • Saturday, November 9, 2019

      • 10:00-11:00am: Dance call for ALL Saturday auditioners

      • 11:00am-2:00pm: Solo audition slots

    • Sunday, November 10, 2019

      • 12:00Noon-1:30pm: Solo audition slots

      • 1:30-2:00pm: Dance call for ALL Sunday auditioners

Audition Schedule

 



Logistics

Auditions for the YAACompany are open to all actors, singers and dancers in Grades 9-12 located in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC.

When you register for an audition above, you will select a 30-minute time block. Auditionees for each time block will audition in order of arrival. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled audition time.

Our Student Portal, which includes Rehearsal Schedules, Absence policy and Rehearsal Location information, can be found by clicking here.


Requirements

1.  Come prepared to sing a musical theatre or art song selection of your choosing that best shows off your voice (ballad or uptempo are fine.)  It's best to bring a song that you know well and can perform from memory, not one that was just learned a few days prior.

There will be a pianist at your audition so kindly bring sheet music for them in a binder.

2.  In addition, in order to be considered for a solo in the production, please also prepare one of the excerpted selections that can be downloaded below:

  • Soprano/Alto

    • TBA

  • Tenor/Baritone:

    • TBA

Audition Excerpts coming soon!


You will be notified if you have been accepted into the YAACompany by e-mail by Saturday, November 16, 2019 by 10:00pm.

Those who are accepted into the YAACompany will have to accept their position by paying their tuition no later than 10:00pm on Friday, November 22, 2019.

Click here for tuition information.

Acceptance


Location

YAACompany auditions will take place at both our YAA@HolyCross campus at the Academy of the Holy Cross in Montgomery County, MD as well as at our YAA@RedBridge campus at Red Bridge Studios in Howard County, MD.

Click here for campus information.



YAA junior Auditions

Grades 5-8

For further information about our YAAjunior program for middle school students, please click here.


Spring Auditions for Winter/Spring Semester 2019-2020 (Nov-May)

  • Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 10:00-11:30am

Audition Schedule



Auditions for YAAjunior are open to all actors, singers and dancers in Grades 5-8 located in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC.

When you register for an audition above, you will select a 30-minute time block. Auditioners for each time block will audition in order of arrival. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled audition time.

Our Student Portal, which includes Rehearsal Schedules, Absence policy and Rehearsal Location information, can be found by clicking here.

Logistics


Requirements

Come prepared to sing 32 bars or more of a musical theatre song that best shows off your voice (ballad and/or uptempo are fine). You may prepare the whole song or a 32 bar cut of the song (roughly a verse and a chorus).

If you do not have a musical theatre selection prepared, you can sing another song such as:

  • a pop song

  • Happy Birthday

  • My Country 'tis of Thee

However, please try and prepare a musical theatre song if possible. 

Please bring piano accompaniment music, as an pianist will be provided at your audition. Please make every effort to have the song memorized.

In the audition, students will perform their selection, but might not be asked to sing the whole song, depending on the length. Student may also be asked to vocalize and/or sing parts of the song again with suggested modifications. 


You will be notified if you have been accepted into YAAjunior by e-mail by Saturday, November 16, 2019 by 10:00pm.

Those who are accepted into the YAAjunior will have to accept their position by paying their tuition no later than 10:00pm on Friday, November 22, 2019.

Students will be able to audition for solo opportunities, as well as roles in the JR production during the course of the year long program.

Click here for tuition information.

Acceptance


Location

YAAjunior auditions will take place at our YAA@HolyCross campus at the Academy of the Holy Cross in Montgomery County.

Click here for campus information.


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AUDITIONS FOR YAAORCHESTRA

Grades 9-12

All YAAOrchestra auditions are complete for the 2019/2020 season. For further information about our YAAOrchestra program for high school students, including tuition, repertoire and schedule, please click here.