Thursday, November 6, 2014

"Blogs for a New Client": Young Artists of America

KRPR is excited to announce our newest client, Young Artists of America (YAA). Young Artists of America is a non-profit educational organization that was founded to provide aspiring and talented young musicians with exceptional opportunities to study, rehearse, perform with and be mentored by professional artists and educators. Students perform in fully orchestrated concerts including large-scale works of opera, musical theatre, oratorio and dance. In just three short years, YAA has quickly established itself as the premier collaborative musical program in the region for youth interested in classical and theatrical repertoire.

Enjoy highlights from one of their performances, "Songs for a New World":

Young Artists of America was founded by internationally-recognized operatic tenor, Rolando Sanz along with his brother Kristofer Sanz, the Music Director and Philharmonic conductor for the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras. YAA seeks to fill a void in the music education of instrumentalists, vocalists and dancers in the secondary and college music programs.

One of the cornerstones YAA is most proud of is their mentoring program. Beginning with their Inaugural Concert, YAA has incorporated a mentoring system in which the student instrumentalists and singers study and perform alongside professional musicians. Recently they have brought in such guest performers as composer and Tony Award Winner, Jason Robert Brown (Songs for a New World, Parade), Broadway conductor, pianist and composer Jeanine Tesori (Shrek, Violet) and Anthony McGillPrincipal Clarinet of the New York Philharmonic.

Young Artists of America has several exciting announcements and events in the works that KRPR will be helping to promote. We are incredibly excited about working with YAA and looking forward to all of the great things they have in the works. For those interested, YAA will be performing The Secret Garden in Concert on November 16th at the Cultural Arts Center at Silver Spring. Tickets are on sale now!