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Young Artists of America - Summer Programs (YAA)

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Welcome to YAA’s new Audition Registration portal, hosted by Acceptd. This portal is where students can apply for one of our award-winning 2021 Summer Performing Arts Intensives (SPAI). In 2021, we are offering both HYBRID (in-person) and VIRTUAL (online) programs for middle and high school performing artists interested in honing their musical theatre and instrumental skills with instruction from top performing arts faculty and teaching artists.

YAA offers the following programs in Summer 2021:

MUSICAL THEATRE

  • Senior Conservatory (Rising Grades 9-12+)
    • HYBRID (in-person) program which includes classes + a full digital production
    • Video audition required for acceptance.
    • Application deadline is Tuesday, June 1, 2021 for all sessions.
  • Junior Conservatory (Rising Grades 5-8)
    • HYBRID (in-person) program which includes classes + a full JR digital production
    • Video audition required for acceptance.
    • Application deadline is Tuesday, June 1, 2021 for all sessions.
  • Senior Academy (Rising Grades 9-12+)
    • VIRTUAL (online only) classes in musical theatre
    • Open to ALL levels. Video audition for class placement only.
    • Application deadline is Saturday, June 19, 2021.
  • Junior Academy (Rising Grades 5-8)
    • VIRTUAL (online only) classes in musical theatre
    • Open to ALL levels. Video audition for class placement only.
    • Application deadline is Saturday, June 19, 2021.

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

  • Maryland Trumpet Institute @ YAA (Rising Grades 6-12)
    • HYBRID (in-person) program which includes classes + a final digital recital
    • Open to ALL levels. Video audition for class placement only.
    • Application deadline is Saturday, June 19, 2021

 

How to register for an audition through this system:

  1. Choose your program on the top left of this page: START AN APPLICATION.
  2. Click the green APPLY button.
  3. Log in or create a new account with Acceptd (if you don't have one already).
    • Acceptd is a new application portal for us, and is not the same as ACTIVE that you may have used in the past to register/pay tuition
  4. Once you're logged in to your Acceptd account, click on ORGANIZATION DIRECTORY on the top menu and search for YAA SUMMER. Click on the search result to begin your application.


ABOUT US:

Young Artists of America (YAA) is a nonprofit performing arts training program based in the Washington DC metropolitan area. YAA trains some of the region’s most gifted and committed students with year-round classes and performance opportunities during the school year. We work with about 500+ students per year and perform for 5,000+ audience members at world-class venues like The Kennedy Center and the Music Center at Strathmore, which is our home stage. What makes our youth performance ensembles different from others is that we perform with our own full youth symphonic orchestra and collaborate with leading artists and educators from the Broadway and classical music world. YAA has won several local accolades including a regional Emmy award. More information on YAA can be found at ‪YAA.org.

There is a $30 application fee. Please note that the fee is only if you are new to YAA in 2020-2021. If you applied to a YAA program during the school year, you can enter the following coupon code to waive this second application fee: 03YAA21

Applicants can apply for a waiver to this application fee by submitting financial documentation to Acceptd. Please visit the Acceptd Support Desk for more information.

For audition questions, please reach out to info@yaa.org or (301) 272-8604

For technical questions, please visit the Acceptd Help Desk.