Dear Friends,

On this Giving Tuesday, can you help us double our donations!

Giving Tuesday is a nationwide day of people giving back to causes that touch their lives. If Young Artists of America at Strathmore has been meaningful to you and your family, please consider donating today, at whatever level you can.

Thanks to three generous donors who have offered to match each contribution up to $20,000, even small gifts will double in size and make a big impact on YAA's programming!

What's more...Your donation will help take YAA from "Stage to Screen" in 2017!

On March 12 at Strathmore, YAA will perform a world premiere, The Circle of Life: The Songs of Tim Rice in Concert -- an homage to the legendary lyricist of Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Chess, and The Lion King -- devised and directed by London director Hugh Wooldridge and including the special participation of Sir Tim Rice himself!

One week later, YAA will tape a one-hour version of The Circle of Life for PBS's Maryland Public Television (MPT), which will air later in 2017, in living rooms like yours throughout the Mid-Atlantic!

This collaboration with MPT is an extraordinary honor and opportunity for YAA to reach a vast, new audience. However, it comes at a greater financial cost than any project in YAA’s history.

Instead of raising our tuition,
we are asking our friends to…

Help take YAA from

We have set an ambitious goal
to raise $40,000 by the end of 2016.

"STAGE TO SCREEN" SUPPORTING MEMBERSHIPS begin at just $25, and all donations are tax-deductible. 

Your donation will support both the stage and screen productions of The Circle of Life, plus:

YAA's tuition assistance fund
Free Masterclasses with nationally-recognized artists from Broadway and beyond
The quality productions, summer intensives, and classes you've come to expect from YAA

Since our humble beginning in 2011, YAA has reached more than 500 students and 10,000 audience members in our community.

If you or your child has been touched by a recent YAA program, we hope that you will consider a donation as we launch our students’ talents from "Stage to Screen"...from Bethesda to the entire Mid-Atlantic region!!


Rolando Sanz, Producing Artistic Director

Kristofer Sanz, Music Director
Lisa Larragoite, Executive Director
Young Artists of America at Strathmore