2014-2015 Auditions for Singers

YAA-Martyrs 2012-21 

Auditions for Singers for

Secret Garden 200x500 

Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 6:30pm-9:30pm
Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 11:00am-2:00pm



Auditions for Singers for

WSSRJ 200x500

Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 6:30pm-9:30pm
Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 11:00am-2:00pm

Audition Registration will be available in October 2014.


Audition Information for THE SECRET GARDEN in Concert

Auditions are open to all high-school aged singers in Maryland, Virginia and DC.

When you register for an audition, you will select a 30 minute time block.  Auditioners for each time block will audition in order of arrival. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled audition time.


  • You will be notified if you have been accepted into THE SECRET GARDEN in Concert by Saturday, September 27th, 2014. Singers that are accepted into the Vocal Ensemble will have to accept their position for THE SECRET GARDEN in Concert by paying their tuition no later than Saturday, October 1, 2014.

**Audition information for WEST SIDE STORY + ROMÉO ET JULIETTE will be posted in October 2014.**


Secret Garden 200x500

WSSRJ 200x500



Unless otherwise notified, all auditions and rehearsals will take place in the Chorus Room at Winston Churchill High School: 11300 Gainsborough Road Potomac, MD 20854


Audition Requirements

Please prepare a musical theatre ballad or classical art song that best shows off your voice and musicality. No previous experience in classical singing or opera is required.

There will be a pianist available at the audition. Please bring a clear copy of your sheet music in a black binder for the pianist.

In addition, you can ALSO prepare a pre-selected excerpt from THE SECRET GARDEN that is available for download by clicking the link below. This is optional.

Optional selections available from THE SECRET GARDEN are:

  • SOPRANO:  How could I ever know?
  • ALTOThe girl I mean to be
  • TENOR/HIGH BARTONEWhere in the world
  • BARITONE/BASSLily's eyes

pdfCLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD Secret Garden Audition Excerpts


**Audition requirement for WEST SIDE STORY + ROMÉO ET JULIETTE will be posted in October 2014.**



  • THE SECRET GARDEN in Concert for Singers is $250.
  • West Side Story + Roméo et Juliette for Singers is $495.

Full tuition must be paid to Young Artists of America on our website by the first rehearsal. Unfortunately, there can be no refunds to tuition after the first rehearsal.




Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 4:00pm
Cultural Arts Center at Silver Spring
7995 Georgia Avenue  Silver Spring, MD 20910

West Side Story + Roméo et Juliette

Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 4:00pm
The Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane  North Bethesda, MD 20852


Rehearsal Schedule


  • Tuesday, October 7 from 7:00 - 9:00pm
    • ( + Mandatory Parents' Meeting at 7:00pm)
  • MONDAY, October 13 from 7:00 - 9:00pm
  • Tuesday, October 21 from 7:00 - 9:00pm 
  • SATURDAY, October 25 from 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Tuesday, October 28 from 7:00 - 9:00pm
  • THURSDAY, November 6 from 7:00 - 9:00pm 
  • SATURDAY, November 8 from 11:00am - 2:00pm 
  • Tuesday, November 11 from 7:00 - 9:00pm 
  • THURSDAY, November 13 from 7:00 - 9:00pm
  • SATURDAY, November 15 from 11:00am - 2:00pm 
    • Final Dress Rehearsal **AT CHURCHILL**

West Side Story + Roméo et Juliette

**Not all students will be called to ALL rehearsals, but we ask that you reserve the dates below for rehearsals.**

  • MONDAY, December 15 from 7:00 - 9:00pm
    • (Mandatory Parents' Meeting at 7:00pm)
  • Tuesday, January 6 from 7:00 - 9:00pm (Soloists)
  • Saturday, January 10 from 11:00am - 2:00pm (ENSEMBLE)
  • Tuesday, January 13 from 7:00 - 9:00pm (Soloists)
  • Saturday, January 17 from 11:00am - 2:00pm (ENSEMBLE)
  • Tuesday, January 20 from 7:00 - 9:00pm (Soloists)
  • Saturday, January 24 from 11:00am - 2:00pm (ENSEMBLE)
  • Tuesday, January 27 from 7:00 - 9:00pm (Soloists)
  • Saturday, January 31 from 11:00am - 2:00pm (ENSEMBLE)
  • Tuesday, February 3 from 7:00 - 9:00pm (Soloists)
  • Saturday, February 7 from 11:00am - 2:00pm (ENSEMBLE)
  • Tuesday, February 10 from 7:00 - 9:00pm (Soloists)
  • Saturday, February 14 from 11:00am - 2:00pm (ENSEMBLE)
  • Tuesday, February 17 from 7:00 - 9:00pm (Soloists)


  • FRIDAY, February 20 from 7:00 - 9:30pm (Soloists)
  • SATURDAY, February 21 from 11:00am - 2:00pm (ENSEMBLE)
  • MONDAY, February 23 from 7:00 - 9:30pm (Soloists)
  • Tuesday, February 24 from 7:00 - 9:30pm (Soloists)
  • WEDNESDAY, February 25 from 7:00 - 9:30pm (Soloists) **AT STRATHMORE**
  • THURSDAY, February 26 from 7:00 - 9:30pm (ENSEMBLE)
  • FRIDAY, February 27 from 7:00 - 9:30pm (ENSEMBLE)
  • SATURDAY, February 28 from 11:00am - 2:00pm (ENSEMBLE)


  • MONDAY, March 2 from 7:00 - 9:30pm (Soloists)
  • Tuesday, March 3 from 7:00 - 9:30pm (ENSEMBLE)
  • WEDNESDAY, March 4 from 7:00 - 9:30pm (ENSEMBLE) **AT STRATHMORE**
  • THURSDAY, March 5 from 7:00 - 9:30pm (ENSEMBLE)
  • FRIDAY, March 6 from 7:00 - 9:30pm (ENSEMBLE)
  • SATURDAY, March 7 from 11:00am - 2:00pm (ENSEMBLE)
    • Final Dress Rehearsal **AT CHURCHILL**


Attendance Policy

Due to the short rehearsal schedule for each concert, each YAA vocal ensemble member is allowed:

  • ONE absence in the fall for THE SECRET GARDEN in Concert
    • (No absences allowed for the Dress Rehearsal on November 15.)
  • THREE absences in the winter for WEST SIDE STORY + ROMÉO ET JULIETTE
    • (No absences allowed during PRODUCTION WEEK.)

These absences will include both illness and school/personal conflicts. We have worked very hard to have as few conflicts as possible with school and other extra-curricular activities and expect YAA vocalists to be prepared and on time to rehearsals.

Excessive absences may result in not being allowed to perform with YAA without refund of tuition.



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