prepare to take stage this summer!

Train for two weeks with the region’s top performing arts faculty in a rigorous and inspirational environment!

Choose either our daytime Academy or overnight Conservatory to learn technique, increase confidence, and grow as a performing artist. Whether you're interested in Acting, Dance, Voice, Instrumental Music (new!)-- or some combination of these disciplines-- YAA’s Summer Intensives can be tailored to your interests. 

Location:  The 140-acre campus at Sandy Spring Friends School in Montgomery County, MD. School bus service available.


Students at Sandy Spring Adventure Park - the largest zipline park in North America!

I learned so much at the YAA Summer Intensive...my singing has improved dramatically and...I got to know so many amazing and talented new friends!
— Young Artists of America Summer Intensives Student

The Academy is our Daytime program that focuses on the artistic process to educate aspiring young performers of all levels in Acting, Dance, Voice, and Instrumental Music (new!). 

July 15 - 27, 2017

Junior Academy is open to rising 6th-8th graders.
Senior Academy is open to rising 9th graders through college freshman.

The Conservatory is our Overnight program that focuses on artistic process PLUS applied training, culminating a full production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights. 

July 15 - 28, 2017

The Conservatory is open only to rising 9th to 12th graders and college freshmen.