Young Artists of America at Strathmore (YAA) ( offers music theater education and performance opportunities to gifted and committed youths throughout the Greater Washington D.C. area. Students perform fully orchestrated, classical and musical theater concerts in state-of-the-art venues, such as The Music Center at Strathmore. YAA also offers free performances throughout the community.

Headquartered: North Bethesda

Serves: Metro region

What a donation buys:

  • $50 provides one student with vocal scores.
  • $300 pays for one student to perform with the YAAOrchestra.
  • $750 pays for one student vocalist to perform with the YAACompany.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • One day: Help with a YAA special event.
  • Weekly: Provide administrative support.
  • Internships