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2014
APRIL-AUGUST
Japan Summer Music Outreach Tour
In 2006, The International Music Outreach Tour made its debut in Japan. That first year we visited 5 schools and 650 students. Today we are now touring to Japan for 11 months throughout a year conducting 40 workshops for over 10,000 students.
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Tour Dates | 2014
Schedule will be released soon
APRIL 25-26-27
Yoyogi
APRIL,MAY 29-30-1
Daitou
MAY 2-3-4
Koube
MAY 5-6
Osaka
MAY 8
Osaka
MAY 9-10-11
Takatsuki
MAY 12-13-14
Nishiyamato High School
MAY 16-17-18
Hiroshima
MAY 19
International Pacific University
MAY 20-21-22
Doshisya Elementary School
MAY 24-25
ECC @ Osaka
MAY 27-28
Employee Workshop in Oksaka
MAY,JUNE 30-31-1
Yokkaichi
JUNE 3-4-5
Josho High School
JUNE 6-7-8
Kashiba
JUNE 10
Nara Ikuei West High School
JUNE 11
Nara Ikuei Junior High School
JUNE 12
Kawachi Nagano City
JUNE 13-14-15
Hamamatsu
JUNE 20-21-22
Toyohashi
JUNE 24-25-26
Asuka Mirai High School
JUNE 27-28-29
Tuskuba
JULY 1-2
Company Workshop
JULY 3
ECC Staff Workshop
JULY 4-5-6
Miyamae
JULY 7-8-9
Tokyo Kokusai High School
JULY 11-12-13
Musashi Murayama
JULY 14-15
Employee Workshop in Tokyo
JULY 16-17-18
Kose Girls High School
JULY 20-21
ECC @ Tokyo
JULY 22-23-24
Arakawa
JULY 26-27
Benesse
JULY 29-30-31
Chofu
AUG 1-2-3
Chiba
AUG 5-6-7
Summer Camp
AUG 8-9-10
Fujisawa
AUG 12-13-14
Edogawa
AUG 15-16-17
Ageo
AUG 19-20-21
Yokohama Minatomirai
AUG 22-23-24
Fukushima Girls High School
AUG 27-28
Tribute Concerts
Cast & Bios
Albert-Herrera
Albert Herrera
Florida
NEW KID YEAR: 2012
BEFORE YAs: I planned on finishing my degree in criminal justice and becoming a police detective.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: I played football, wrote for the yearbook, and was very active in choir.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: I have always wanted to help out and make a difference, the YAs gave me the opportunity to do just that on an incredible scale.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I plan on finishing my degree and returning to my hometown to help support dwindling arts programs.
ALEX C
Alex Cesena
California
AlyssaStuk
Alyssa Stuk
Michigan, USA
NEW KID YEAR: 2010
BEFORE YAs: I was in university studying Pre-Med.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: My extra curricular activities included choir, musicals, and volunteer work.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: I joined because I didn’t want to live without music in my life.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I plan on going back to school to get a degree in music therapy.
ANDREA-NEAHOUS
Andrea Neahous
Wisconsin, USA
NEW KID YEAR: 2011
BEFORE YAs: I planned to go to Tennessee State University until I got accepted to the Young Americans.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: I was in Spanish Club, Choir and a group called Best Buddies. I also had a part time job and Culvers and spent most of my afternoons there.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: Because they inspired me so much with their kindness towards the kids and each other, and their love for music.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I would love to move to Southern California and go to college :)
ANDREW-KLEIN
Andrew Klein
Michigan, USA
NEW KID YEAR: 2011
BEFORE YAs: I wanted to go to college to become a choral director.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: I played water polo, football was involved in theater and studied Spanish.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: I joined so that I could teach kids and share my passion of what I love to do.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I now know that I want to become a special education teacher.
Bri-Wickland
Bri Wickland
Idaho, USA
NEW KID YEAR: 2009
BEFORE YAs: I wanted to be a music educator or an English teacher in a foreign country.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: Choir, theatre, cross country, track, dance, and Honor Society.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: To me it represented an opportunity to do everything I love all in one place, which is performing and working with kids!
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I hope to continue my career in performance at Disney and eventually be a music/ performance teacher.
Brodie-Case
Brodie Case
California
NEW KID YEAR: 2012
BEFORE YAs: Attend Victor Valley Community College, and run tech for a community theatre.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: ASB, Drama, Choir, Mock Trial, National Forensics League, International Thespian Society.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: I’ve always wanted to travel, plus I love teching shows.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: Get a job at a respected theatre or with a touring show doing tech.
Caleb-Green
Caleb Green
California
NEW KID YEAR: 2012
BEFORE YAs: I was going to go to UCLA, and study Musical Theater.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: Dance, Track & Field, Soccer, Drama, Choir, ASB.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: Because of the energy and passion I saw when they performed.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: Still attend UCLA, and eventually try to get jobs on the great white way or the movies.
CAROLINE D
Caroline Dale
Tennessee
Chris Martin
New York, USA
NEW KID YEAR: 2009
BEFORE YAs: Attend SUNY Geneseo for Medicine or Theatre until I learned I was accepted as a Young American..
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: My school activities consisted of drama, musical, tennis, wrestling, broadcasting.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: I came to YA’s because I wanted to move to California, pursuing my passions and living every day like its a party!
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I plan to keep having fun, auditioning, teaching, learning, acting, and making a difference in other’s lives.
Courtney-Ruff
Courtney Ruff
Iowa
NEW KID YEAR: 2012
BEFORE YAs: I planned to go to Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa to major in Elementary Education and minor in Theatre as well as run cross country and track. I actually did this for two years before joining the Young Americans in 2012.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: I ran cross country and track; played soccer, softball, and basketball; was in show choir and choir; participated in theatre and speech; was a member of student council, national honors society, Spanish national honors society, and a group called Undefeated.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: I had always had both a passion for performing and teaching and I felt as though the Young Americans would be a way to combine both of my dreams. I also knew that through this program I would have the chance to inspire others and learn from people from all over the world.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I want to continue performing in some way. I also want to teach at an Indian Reservation and start my own Children’s Theatre.
DANIEL C
Daniel Cervantes
California
DeAndre-Ford
DeAndre Ford
Louisiana
NEW KID YEAR: 2012
BEFORE YAs: My plan before i met the YA’s was to go to the Marines and after to then go to college to be a Choreographer.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: Basketball and Drama.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: What made me join the YAs was the fact that there able to dance and sing together no matter what level they are and to have fun is what got me.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I plan to open up my own dance studio for kids and to host the YA’s to do workshops with the kids.
DeannSullivan
Deann Sullivan
Colorado, USA
Eilidh-McCall
Eilidh McCall
Scotland
NEW KID YEAR: 2012
BEFORE YAs: I was going to move down to London to pursue a dance career there, and if that didn’t work … I was going to go to university to study Physics.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: Well I danced …all the time! And in my spare time I did Acro Gymnastics :) I also loved going into classes and helping to teach the kids at dance and gymnastics.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: I took workshop when I was 9 and decided that I wanted to be a YA when I grew up! I also met the YA’s at Dance ex where my love for the group just grew and grew.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I’d love to work as a professional dancer, my life’s ambition is to be in Cats the musical! But I love teaching and I can’t wait to work as a dance teacher!
Eri-Matsumoto
Eri “Elly” Matsumoto
Japan
NEW KID YEAR: 2012
BEFORE YAs: My dream was to be YAs since I was in junior high.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: I did dance, school band.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: I love music, kids, performing, traveling, and seeing different people. and when I took workshop, YA taught me very important things through the music. I thought this is exactly what I wanna do.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I wanna keep performing!
GABRIELLE P
Gab Piazza
Michigan
GRACIE B
Gracie Bell
England
Hanna-Partridge
Hanna Partridge
England
NEW KID YEAR: 2012
BEFORE YAs: My plans after getting my A-levels was to get a full time job in London.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: Extra curriculars was choir, art, running, hockey.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: I joined because it is such a great organisation and an amazing way to travel the world!
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I plan to do 3 or 4 tours and then hopefully get a job in Music in London.
HITOMI K
Hitomi Kanasashi
Japan
James-Price
James Price
California
JONATHAN V
Jonathan Velez
Arizona
JOSHUA W
Joshua Wright
Louisiana
KALVIN S
Kalvin Sartin
California
KAYLA-THOMPSON
Kayla Thompson
Michigan, USA
Mackenzie-Leal
Mackenzie Leal
Maine
MADELAINE S
Maddi Stanford
Illinois
MAI S
Mai Sato
Japan
Margaret-Schofield
Margaret Schofield
New Hampshire
NEW KID YEAR: 2012
BEFORE YAs: I was going to go to UNH for sports medicine with a minor on dance.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: Throughout high school I danced and was on the varsity fall cheer team.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: I joined the young Americans because it seemed like the right thing to do, not just for myself but to help the kids too. It’s an incredible experience to pass up and such an honor to get accepted.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I’ll probably go back to school but who knows!
Mary-Thomas
Mary Thomas
California
MEGAN-SMITH
Megan Smith
Michigan, USA
NEW KID YEAR: 2011
BEFORE YAs: Ever since I was a kid my dream was to be a Young American. I almost went to school for sales and marketing, but at the last second I changed my mind and became a Young American.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: Women’s choral ensemble, musical theatre, backstage work, traveling children’s theatre group, and Dutch dance.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: I took workshop 3 times before becoming a ya. I loved the way they made me feel and so I wanted to make kids around the world feel the way I felt.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I really enjoy the sales and marketing field, but besides that I have no clue!
MISHA B
Misha Bernas
Philippines
NIC S
Nic Slocum
Michigan
Nick-Hudson
Nick Hudson
Indiana
NEW KID YEAR: 2012
BEFORE YAs: Plans were to attend Purdue university for psychology.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: Show choir, choir, diving team, drama, and French club.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: Taking the workshop my senior year at my high school and watching the YAs perform Lion King. Their passion inspired me to give my all and want to share my love of music with the world through teaching.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I hope to pursue music and either finish my degree in music education or be able to write and share my music with the world through performance.
RAESHAYL-GARCIA
Raeshayl Garcia
Nebraska, USA
NEW KID YEAR: 2011
BEFORE YAs: I didn’t have any other plans to be honest. I was set to be a Young American ever since I was in 7th grade.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: Volleyball, Basketball, Track, Drama, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Swing Choir, Concert Choir, FLC, Dance Team, Football Cheer, FCCLA, Math Club.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: I want people to be able to know that you don’t have to be afraid to be themselves and not have to care about what others think about you. I want to change the view of life in their eyes.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I want to go to Hollywood and become an actress in movies and then also do photography and painting as a minor.
Richard-Kennett
Richard Kennett
England
NEW KID YEAR: 2012
BEFORE YAs: I had no idea where I was headed after high school, I worked at a Pet Store but knew I should be somewhere else…
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: I was a performing arts student as well as playing football (soccer).
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: I had never considered becoming a YA ad amazing as it would be, but a Young American in their first year at the time insisted I auditioned!!
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: After Young Americans I want to use the knowledge and skills I have gained to live life to the full!!
ROBERT-NEITZER
Robert Neitzer
Wisconsin, USA
NEW KID YEAR: 2011
BEFORE YAs: I would have gone to Columbia in Chicago for music.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: Choir, baseball, and swimming were my three main high school activities. I went snowboarding a lot during the winter but my school didn’t have a ski team. If we had one I definitely would have joined.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: I wanted to see the world and this group offered exactly that. Plus I get to share my love for music and inspire children everywhere. It was just perfect.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I want to start writing and recording my own music and maybe one day you’ll be listening to me on the radio.
SARAH-GOETZ
Sarah Goetz
Alaska, USA
ShanielleTrotter
Shanielle Trotter
California, USA
NEW KID YEAR: 2010
BEFORE YAs: My plans after high school before I met the young Americans were to go to school and study to be a child psychologist.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: I did choir, K.I.D.S academy, track, key club, and dance.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: I wanted to join YAs because they moved and inspired me so I wanted to be apart of something so positive and motivating.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I will continue in my schooling and get my degrees in psychology.
SHANNON TW
Shannon Tweed
California
SHANE B
Shayne Boyd
Louisiana
SHELBY-DUBIN
Shelby Dubin
Michigan, USA
NEW KID YEAR: 2011
BEFORE YAs: I was planning on going to a college in Michigan.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: My extra curriculars were dance and clubs.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: I saw the Young Americans perform at Dance Excellence and instantly fell in love and knew I wanted to be a part of the group.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I plan on auditioning and going to school to finish my degree.
SIMON D
Simon Davies
England
SOMA H
Soma Hiyane
Japan
TRENT D
Trent Douglas
Michigan
ZACH-SMOLNIK
Zach Smolnik
Nebraska, USA
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