YES Academy Classes and Auditions

YES Academy

Who is Eligible to Audition?

  • Auditions have closed for the 2022-2023 season. Please consider joining one of our Broadway Day Classes here.
  • If you have participated in a YES Company production and are currently in 7th-12th grade
  • If you have not participated in a YES Company production, are currently in 7th-12th grade, and agree to audtion for the upcoming YES Company production
  • If you are a current GCYA member, and are currently in 7th-8th grade, you may audition for YES Academy in addition to participating in GCYA

What to Expect at YES Academy Classes

Monthly Classes: Classes are held twice a month on the dates listed below taught by YES Company director and choreographer Maggie Sniffen and Music Director Phil Smallwood. All classes are held on Thursdays from 4:00 -7:00 PM with the exception of the masterclasses held four times a year. All classes are held at the Tom Changnon Education Center (TCEC) 1325 H Street, Downtown Modesto. Students can expect both music and theater elements in every class. Most classes will also include rehearsal and preparation for upcoming performances, but class time is dedicated to musical theater training and education.

Masterclasses: Four classes a year, these masterclasses will be in place of a regular monthly class. All masterclasses are held at the Tom Changnon Education Center (TCEC) 1325 H Street, Downtown Modesto.

Community Performances & Engagement Activities: Students have opportunities to perform and volunteer at various community events throughout the season as a way to give back to their community and put their musical theater training to use. So far this season we’re happy to volunteer at The Education Foundation Community Brunch and the Gallo Center for the Arts 15th Anniversary Gala, and perform at the Education Foundation of Stanislaus County 20th Anniversary Dinner, MJC Choir Concert, and Gallo Center for the Arts Holiday Party.