Young Audiences of Maryland

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The Maryland Affiliate of Young Audiences Arts for Learning.

Young Audiences of Maryland (YAMD), based in Baltimore, is the most far-reaching arts in education nonprofit in the state of Maryland. YAMD partners with schools and community organizations to provide students in all Maryland school districts with discovery, inspiration, and hands-on learning and engagement through the arts.   

Learning in and through the arts creates inspired learning environments and empowers students to think outside the box, and YAMD provides programs to make this happen. Led by professional teaching artists from across arts disciplines, these programs range from interactive live performances to long-term, classroom-based residencies.  Each year, the organization trains new teachers and artists in the use and understanding of arts integration. YAMD also partners with districts to design and evaluate customized arts-integrated programs that transform teaching practice and are a model of school reform. 

Young Audiences began in Baltimore in 1950, when founder Nina Collier sought to bring professional musicians to perform in the city’s schools. This experimental music series marked the beginning of YAMD and sparked the formation of the formation of a national Young Audiences network. 70 years later, YAMD continues to transform the lives of youth through the arts by connecting educators, artists, and communities.

Young Audiences of Maryland
2600 North Howard
Suite 1300
Baltimore, Maryland 21218
(410) 837-7577
Areas Reached
  • Maryland

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