Rolando Sanz is the Founder and Producing Artistic Director of Young Artists of America

Young Artists of America at Strathmore (YAA) is the region’s premier training organization for young collaborative performing artists. It is the only program in the nation where students receive mentorship and individualized instruction from renowned artists while training to perform fully-orchestrated works of music-theatre in state-of-the-art venues. Young Artists of America at Strathmore’s goal is to provide gifted and committed students unique performance and educational opportunities in a professional, nurturing and collaborative environment. 

Rolando is proud to bring leading artists from the symphonic and theatre world to work with students at Young Artists of America.

Bel Canto in Tuscany

Head of Young Artist Division
Summer Opera School

Bel Canto in Tuscany (BCT) is a three-week intensive training program for singers and opera coaches that takes place in the charming town of Greve in Chianti, Italy. The new Young Artist division allows serious singers aged 16 and older to jumpstart their understanding of the bel canto singing style and immerse themselves in Italian culture with other high caliber artists. The program allows young artists to prepare for college or graduate school auditions by perfecting their rep with faculty members in daily coachings and voice lessons, while also benefiting from acting classes and Italian language classes, as well as daily masterclasses and lectures.

Teatro Nuovo

Voice Faculty
Apprentice & Young Artist Programs

The Young Artist Program at Teatro Nuovo supports its overall mission: cutting-edge interpretation of classic Italian repertory. Program participants work with the greatest possible depth and intensity on a very narrow group of topics, all directly related to the performance of the score. The program puts strong emphasis on the classic building blocks (legato, precision of attack, messa di voce, registration, agility) that are universally honored in name, but no longer widely insisted upon in practice in the profession.

Masterclass with Stephen Schwartz

Tony & Grammy Award winning

Wicked  |  Godspell  |  Pippin

Masterclass with Steven Lutvak

Tony Award-winning Composer/Lyricist

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

Masterclass with Andrew Lippa

Tony & Grammy Award nominated Composer/Lyricist

The Addams Family  |  Big Fish  |  The Wild Party

Masterclass with Jeanine Tesori

Tony Award-winning Composer

Fun Home  |  Caroline, or Change  |  Shrek The Musical  |  Thoroughly Modern Millie


Masterclass with Anthony McGill

Principal Clarinet of New York Philharmonic

Masterclass with Jason Robert Brown

Tony Award-winning Composer/Lyricist

Parade  |  The Bridges of Madison County  |  The Last Five Years

Masterclass with Kim Scharnberg

Drama Desk nominated
Broadway Orchestrator

Jekyll and Hyde  |  The Scarlet Pimpernel  |  The Civil War  |   Little Women