We sat down with YAA alum Jordana Meyer ('16) to talk about her Freshman year at NYU.

Current School: New York University

What's your news!?: New York is a dream! I'm a semester into my freshman year, soon to declare an English major with a concentration in Creative Writing, and a double minor in Social and Public Policy, and Music. I got to perform with the NYU Chorale last semester and hope to join the Jazz Choir this semester. Since I was last with YAA, I also interned with a great social justice nonprofit called Operation Understanding and I worked on some voter registration and civil rights campaigns.

Tell us about something you learned at YAA and applied to your life today.: In addition to the stellar vocal training, YAA (especially Rolando) taught me the value of professionalism. In rehearsals, not a moment was wasted; every direction was constructive and was delivered with respect. New York is certainly an intimidating and unfamiliar place to audition, but I know I have the training and the confidence to put myself out there.

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