Summer All Year

05/16/2018

 Written by Jaime Clough The 2nd grade Baltimore City Public Schools teacher spoke about how the tools she learned at Summer Arts & Learning Academy have informed her teaching and transformed her classroom at Young Audiences’ annual Impact Breakfast earlier this…

Future So Bright

05/15/2018

Written by Jahsol Drummond The 2017 Bloomberg Arts Intern and Filmmaker delivered the following speech at Young Audiences’ annual Impact Breakfast earlier this month. My name is Jahsol Drummond. I am eighteen and currently a senior at Bard High School…

It Only Takes a Spark…

05/09/2018

Written by Barbara Krebs, Young Audiences volunteer and Sunburst Society member Spark. Ahh, now that’s a great word. Quick, simple, to the point.  And it’s versatile – noun or verb – it’s all good. And if you’re a fan of…

Steve Cyphers Talks the Physics of Sound on smARTbeats!

05/04/2018

smARTbeats returns to WTMD this Saturday, May 5 during the weekly children’s program Young At Heart! On this month’s segment, host Lisa Mathews sits down for a chat with professional frontman and percussionist, Young Audiences teaching artist Steve Cyphers. Tune in and you’ll hear why Maryland…

Arts Empowered Minds Inititative

STEM Cells? Nah, STEAM Sells!

04/27/2018

Written by Barbara Krebs, Young Audiences volunteer and Sunburst Society member Excited. Proud. Love. These are the three words that I heard repeatedly as I attended the unveiling of the mural that sixth-grade students from Brooklyn Park Middle School created. Though…

Donor Spotlight: PNC Bank

04/26/2018

Young Audiences of Maryland (YA) believes that every student – even the smallest ones – should have the opportunity to imagine, create, and realize their full potential through the arts. That is why YA serves as the Maryland affiliate of…

Donor Spotlight: M&T Bank

04/26/2018

For 58 years, Young Audiences of Maryland (YA) has been combining arts and education to create inventive and exciting learning experiences for children across the state. We believe that these experiences shouldn’t stop when the school year does, so we…

Summer Arts & Learning Academy

Repping Baltimore: Young Poets Take the Stage

04/13/2018

Children have a lot to say. Slam Poet and YA teaching artist Femi the Drifish worked with students in last year’s Summer Arts & Learning Academy to help them get their poem to the stage for all of Artscape to…

Bloomberg Arts Internship Baltimore

Realizing Possibility: Announcing the 2018 Bloomberg Arts Internship Partners

04/13/2018

Young Audiences is excited to announce the arts and culture worksite partners for the 2018 Bloomberg Arts Internship in Baltimore. This year’s expansion of the program meant that we needed to partner with even more of Baltimore’s high-quality, renown institutions…

Storytelling Visualized Assigning Functions to a Narrative

Storytelling Visualized: Assigning Functions to a Narrative

04/02/2018

You can feel a good story in your core- the sadness, the suspense, the bitterness, and the beauty. We are good at registering and reacting to all of the characters, events, and plot twists a story throws at us, but…

Lisa Mathews

Summer Arts & Learning Academy to Double in Size, Serve 2,200 Students

03/23/2018

Young Audiences’ Summer Arts & Learning Academy (SALA), the innovative, free, five-week arts-integration program for Baltimore City Public Schools students, will double in size this summer, expanding to eight sites and serving nearly 2,200 students across Baltimore City. New data…

smARTbeats

smARTbeats: Up to Eleven!

03/21/2018

It’s been almost a year since we announced our partnership with WTMD to feature YA teaching artists on their family-favorite Saturday morning radio show Young At Heart! Since May 6, 2017, host Lisa Mathews—YA teaching artist and lead singer of…

smARTbeats

Rock and Roll and Learn: smARTbeats returns with Elias Schutzman

03/07/2018

smARTbeats returns to WTMD this Saturday, March 10 during the weekly children’s program Young At Heart! On this month’s segment, host Lisa Mathews sits down for a chat with Young Audiences teaching artist and internationally renowned resident rock and roll…

The Flavor of Math: Understanding Algebraic Terms

03/04/2018

What do you call a collection of two or more equations using the same set of unknowns? Can you identify the variables and constants in a mathematic expression? Why would a person ever use the Method of Matrices? If you…

smartbeats is Back with Uncle Devin!

02/05/2018

smARTbeats returns to WTMD this Saturday, February 10 during the weekly children’s program Young At Heart! On this month’s segment, hostLisa Mathews sits down for a chat with the original “Drumcussionist,” Young Audiences teaching artist Uncle Devin. Tune in and…

Bloomberg Arts Internship Baltimore

Bloomberg Arts Internships to Expand this Summer

02/02/2018

The Bloomberg Arts Internship program is returning to Baltimore this summer, expanding to 35 paid, six-week internships for Baltimore City rising seniors at local arts and cultural institutions.

Building Up STEAM

01/24/2018

Written by Barbara Krebs, Young Audiences volunteer and Sunburst Society member If you follow education trends even a little, you can’t avoid the STEM acronym. In fact, at many area high schools, getting a slot in the highly popular STEM…

Jamaal “Mr Root” Collier Talks smARTbeats on Young At Heart

01/09/2018

smARTbeats is back this Saturday, January 13 on WTMD during the weekly children’s program Young At Heart! On this month’s segment, host Lisa Mathews sits down for a chat with Hip Hop performer, YA teaching artist, and Maryland Wolf Trap Artist, Jamaal “Mr. Root” Collier. A dynamic…

Young Audiences Arts for Learning Maryland

Young Audiences Hires New Chief Operating Officer, Creates New Director of Summer Learning Position

12/11/2017

Young Audiences, the statewide nonprofit that boosts student achievement by bringing arts integration into classrooms and children’s learning experiences, has hired Leyla Layman as its new Chief Operating Officer. Former Young Audiences COO Kurtis Donnelly will remain with the organization,…

America Celebrates Maryland

America Celebrates: Maryland

12/07/2017

In 1923, a 48-foot Balsam fir was erected by the District of Columbia Public Schools to the south of the White House. The tree was decorated, lit, and named the “National Christmas Tree.” Though the trees have varied, the National Christmas Tree still…

Algebra in the Drum Shop: Plotting the Rate of Change with Kevin Martin

12/01/2017

“Will I ever use this in real life?” A teacher could rattle off the professional fields that a mathematician could enter after pursuing a degree when students challenge, “Why do we have to learn this?” Or, they could show them…

smARTbeats

123 Andrés Talks Music for Bilingual Learners on smARTbeats!

11/30/2017

smARTbeats returns Saturday, December 2 during the weekly children’s music program Young At Heart on WTMD. On this month’s smARTbeats segment, Young At Heart host Lisa Mathews sits down with YA roster artists and Latin Grammy winners Andrés Salguero and Christina Sanabria, better known as…

Young Audiences Art Crawl

Art Crawl:  The Intersection of Arts, Education, and Cocktails

11/30/2017

Written by Barbara Krebs, Young Audiences volunteer and Sunburst Society member On Friday, November 17, Young Audiences hosted its second annual Art Crawl at City Neighbors High School, an arts-integrated public charter school in Baltimore City. Approximately 75 attendees filled…

Ryan Diehl

The Global Beat Connection: Explore Music’s Rhythmic Roots

11/01/2017

  YA roster artist Ryan Diehl and the Global Beat Connection’s music assembly connects students’ love of modern music to its rhythmic roots, revealing its history. Their highly interactive assembly invites students to explore a diverse array of cultures from…

Femi the DriFish

Hear Slam Poet Femi the Drifish on smARTbeats!

10/30/2017

smartbeats is back this Saturday, November 4, during the weekly children’s music program Young At Heart on WTMD. On this month’s smARTbeats segment, Young At Heart host Lisa Mathews sits down for a chat with professional spoken word artist, slam poet, highly-animated and engaging frontman,…

North County High School: Creating Learning Opportunities Through the Arts

10/30/2017

The Arts Empowered Minds Initiative (AEMI) is aimed at ensuring equitable access to the arts for Northern Anne Arundel County Public Schools through in-school arts integration, out-of-school arts programming, and professional development for teachers. Now in its second year, the…

The Artist-Teacher Partnership: A Teacher Reflection

10/17/2017

    Written by Jaime Clough, 2nd Grade Teacher at Margaret Brent Elementary Middle School and Summer Arts & Learning Academy Classroom Teacher “This hit, that ice cold, Michelle Pfeiffer, that white gold.” As soon as I heard the music echo into…

Max Bent

Beatboxer Max Bent on Young At Heart

10/11/2017

smARTbeats returns to WTMD Saturday, October 14, during the weekly children’s music program Young At Heart. On this month’s smARTbeats segment, Young At Heart host Lisa Mathews sits down for a chat with beatboxer and YA teaching artist Max Bent. Performing for adults and the Pre-K set…

Tasty Monster Productions

Tasty Monster Productions: Tackling Bullying Through Empathy

10/05/2017

Promoting empathy and kindness in all schools is a priority across school systems, with particular attention paid to encouraging a positive school climate in the month of October, National Bullying Prevention Month. New YA roster artist Tasty Monster Productions designed an…

Meet the Parents

09/11/2017

It was a summer filled with activity, singing, dancing, reading, creating, and sunshine. We witnessed the excitement of mastering new skills and discovering new talents. We felt the calm of classrooms illuminated with only the rays of light peeking in…