Students: would you...

  • Like the experience of trying out your college audition repertoire in front of a distinguished panel?  
  • Value a day of watching educators and professionals work one-on-one with other singers?
  • Appreciate some guidance with the college pre-screen and audition process? 

Parents: are you...

  • Curious about your child’s possibilities for success if they pursue the arts in college? 
  • Overwhelmed with the college application process?
  • Wondering how to find the “right fit” school for your child?

Young Artists of America's Audition Intensive Workshop will answer those questions and prepare you for this next important step.

Young Artists of America at Strathmore is again hosting its popular College Audition Intensive Workshops for Musical Theater students and Classical Vocalists. This experience will provide students the opportunity to work with college professors and professionals and receive feedback on their audition repertoire and presentation. Each student will have the opportunity to perform audition repertoire for college professors (and peers), receive feedback and learn from others’ experiences. Participants will work not only on the repertoire they are preparing, but also on audition skills and tactics.

A brown-bag, lunchtime information session for both parents and students will provide the opportunity to hear from and ask questions of college professors and parents who have lived through the process.  
Not ready to audition, but want to see what it’s all about and get the information? You can also AUDIT the audition workshop for a reduced fee! See below for details. 

Musical Theatre Audition IntensivE

Confirmed Faculty



9:00am - 12:30pm

  • Musical Theatre Audition Workshop
  • College Information Session for Students

12:30pm - 1:30pm

  • College Information Sessions for Parents and Students
  • Please bring a brown bag lunch. We will provide water.



Strictly limited to 8 participating students per session only.

Classical Voice Audition Intensive

Confirmed Faculty




  • College Information Sessions for Parents and Students
    • Please bring a brown bag lunch. We will provide water.


  • Classical Voice Audition Workshop
  • College Information Session for Students

Strictly limited to 7 participating students per session only.


general information


$200 (or $75 for Auditors)

Includes Parent Q&A College Session

Singers can choose to participate in both the Musical Theatre and Classical Voice workshops for a reduced fee of $350 total for both. Note that different repertoire will be required for each session.

These workshops are not only for students that are currently preparing for college auditions, but also for any student who is looking to improve their audition skills and is seeking feedback from people in the business.

The Audition Intensives are open to ALL students, not just previous YAA students, so please spread the word about this unique opportunity to your friends!

Each session will be strictly limited to only 7 participating students to allow for individualized attention from the faculty, so sign up early!

Not ready to present your audition repertoire yet, but you and your parents want to start gathering information for your future college search? AUDIT the Audition Intensives! For a reduced fee, a student can come sit in on the workshop and parents can sit in on the college Q&A session to learn more about the process.

**NOTE: Vocalists can sign up for both the Musical Theatre (AM) and Classical Voice (PM) workshops at a discount. Different repertoire will be required for each session, however.**

Who Can Participate?

How the Day Will Run

Each session will begin with a Q&A for students in each specialized field. Students will be able to ask specific questions of the faculty about their personal situation in their college application process.

After each student performs their audition repertoire, the panel will work with each student in a masterclass setting and provide valuable feedback to students with recommendations on interpretation, repertoire, audition attire, and other audition pointers.

The day will also include a Q&A Session for Parents to be able to ask questions of college professors about school selection, the audition process, what they are looking for in a student, and more!

Students should be prepared to perform standard college audition repertoire, for example:

Musical Theatre

  • Monologue no longer than 2 minutes
  • Two brief, contrasting songs from the Broadway repertoire: one ballad and one upbeat selection. Limit each song to 2 minutes, preferably 32 bars (a verse and a chorus).

Classical Voice

  • Two contrasting songs chosen from solo vocal literature (songs of composers such as Gluck, Handel, Purcell, Mozart, Schubert, Faurè, Barber, or Rorem). One piece must be in English.

**Musical Theater and Classical voice students must bring copies of sheet music. A pianist will be provided.

What Should I Prepare?