YAA Summer Institute Recitals at Sandy Spring Friends School This Fri & Sat July 6 & 7 at 7:30 PM by Jane Coyne

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Young Artists of America Summer Institute Participants Learn First-Hand
What Happens Behind the Scenes When “The Show Must Go On”

Young Artists of America, the power-house organization that has been wowing area audiences with their standing room only concerts at Strathmore and their performances in the regional premiere of The Phantom of the Opera, are learning that when “The Show Must Go On” there is a whole lot of extraordinary work and effort that goes on too.  

Kristofer Sanz conducts the over 80-piece orchestra of Young Artists of Ameica's 'The Phantom of the Opera' on March 26 and 27, 2012. Photo by Tracey Meadows.

Students participating in the first ever YAA Summer Institute are entering their third week of rehearsals at the Sandy Springs Friends School, in preparation for their upcoming end of program recitals on July 6 & 7. The problem is, due to extensive tree damage and power outages resulting from the violent area storms in our area, Sandy Springs Friends School has been forced to close its campus until July 5.

from the Young Artists of America Inaugural Concert, at The Music Center at Strathmore's Atrium on May 7, 2011.

While the timing of this storm could not have been worse for the YAA Summer Institute, all staff and students are showing admirable maturity and understanding that the most important issue at hand is the safety and welfare of the entire community. Like the troopers that they are, YAA Summer Institute participants from across Maryland, Virginia, and DC are not missing a beat, as they rehearse in their own homes this week in preparation for their performances on July 6 & 7.

Young Artists of America Summer Institute musicians escape the heat of Summer 2012.

The YAA Summer Institute Recitals will take place at the Performing Arts Center at Sandy Spring Friends School in Sandy Spring, Maryland at 7:30pm on Friday, July 6, and Saturday, July 7.

Performances will feature Italian art songs, musical theatre selections, and ensembles from the operatic repertoire. Click here to guarantee your reservation.

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Jane Coyne
Jane Coyne has been involved in the arts for all of her life. As a singer, she has toured the country as a soloist, appearing at major venues throughout the United States, performing with musicians including Duke Ellington, Johnny Coles, Paul Gonzalves, and Tyree Glenn, and she has appeared in many musical theatre productions. She has managed the careers of a number of a number of international conductors and composers and previously served as the vice president of the National Philharmonic at Strathmore, executive director of the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras, and associate director of Washington’s Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts. Jane directs the National PTA Reflections Program (one of the largest arts education programs in the country). She is also one of the founding directors of Young Artists of America, and manages the career of her son, composer and violinist Joshua Coyne.