The Young Artist Training Program (YATP)

Talented youth and young professionals, working together to reach their performance goals.


Under the direction of Stephanie Riggs, Educational Director, YATP is our world class musical theatre training program. Established in 1993 in Flower Mound, YATP celebrates our 29th year in 2021. We have trained students with careers on both stage and screen, that span across the United States and Europe, from London to Los Angeles, New York to Chicago, and right here at home in Big D.


YATP students make a big impact wherever they go.  


The small, conservatory style program admits students by auditions each year, most of whom train with the program for more than five years until graduation, when they move on to both professional careers and outstanding university programs. Many of our working professional alumni, credit YATP with giving them the strong foundations for the work they do today.

We hope you enjoy the videos of our students and parents.  They can best describe the magic of YATP.  


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For our current Parent Information Handbook(including info on Admissions and Placement, Tuition/fees, Proposed Calendar) and Tuition Assistance please reference the below links to download applicable PDFs. Returning student enrollment for 2021-2022 closes May 28, 2021.  


New students interested in 2021-2022, audition through our 2021 SUMMER CAMP (**Open enrollment) June 1-5, 2021. School-year Conservatory openings are filled from auditions from campers as space allows. Further program information may be found in our Parent Information Handbook PDF link below. Email for more information.




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Admission by audition for 2020-2021 School Year Conservatory is closed.

Auditions for 2021-2022 Year will be held  June 1-5, 2021 (Tuesday to Saturday) during the Musical Theatre Summer Camp.


No audition is required for Summer Camp.  This is the only open enrollment event for the year. 


Join our E-News to receive information by clicking 'Contact' above. Click the above link to enroll in Summer Camp beginning February 1st.  

Beginning/Intermediate Musical Theatre Camp - June 1-5, 2021 (Tuesday - Saturday)

Interested in joining our YATP family and becoming one of the selected Young Artists for 2021-2022? 

Audition through our 29th annual Summer Camp.

Camp is the only open enrollment event of the year, and serves as your audition for the fall/spring conservatory.

Camp fills quickly each year, so early registration is encouraged. Download PDF file Summer 2021 Camp (link on this page) for more details. The decision for camp to be virtual vs. in-person will be made by 5/17/21 based on current Covid-19 conditions and evaluation of singing safely together at that time. YATP has been operating an excellent virtual platform since the beginning of the pandemic and is prepared to handle either in-person or virtual camp with great success. **UPDATE: As of 4/5 a hybrid camp option is the most likely scenario with mornings in person for acting and dance and afternoons virtually for vocal technique. Sign up for our E-Newsletter to receive further updates as they are announced.  

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