YES Academy Classes and Auditions

YES Academy

Auditions for the 2023/2024 season have closed

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Class Registration

Tuition: $250/year.

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Who is Eligible to Audition?

  • 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 audition for the upcoming YES Company production
  • If you are a current GCYA student, and are currently in 7th-8th grade, you may audition for YES Academy in addition to participating in GCYA

How to Prepare for and What to Expect from Auditions

  • Please come with a 30-60sec musical theater song excerpt prepared, including a backing track.
  • Please come with a 30-60sec memorized monologue
  • Students will learn a short dance phrase to perform in small groups
  • Not sure what monologue or song to perform, see suggestions below

What to Expect at YES Academy Classes

Monthly Classes: Classes are held twice a month and taught by YES Company Director/Choreographer Maggie Sniffen and YES Academy Music Director Tiffany Baxter. All classes are held on Thursdays from 4:00 -7:00 PM. 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 as well as performance preparation.

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 showcase their musical theater training.

Music Suggestions

Monologue Suggestions


Email or call Maggie Sniffen at or (209) 338-5022.