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Take classes in the areas of voice, dance, songwriting, acting, and performance. We encourage every student to become more confident in who they are and what they’d like to become.

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Our Signature Workshop format has been extended to offer participants additional learning opportunities in our week-long Summer Camps. Don’t miss out on this National Tour visiting 20+ locations.

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1,000 cast members including hundreds of students and our cast of Young Americans come together to perform and share their love and passion for the arts in large performance venues!

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A conference for passionate performing arts educators who are looking to expand their teaching methods and learn new and innovative ways to build student engagement.

Host an Event

To host one of our youth programs, you need to be associated with a public/private school, educational organization, or foundation. Please follow this link and submit your information to be considered. To learn more about how to host our programs, please view this PDF.

Local Sponsorship

Governments, companies, artists, and parents have responded with overwhelming support of our programs. There are countless stories of how they help to change the lives of the students and communities we visit. We need your help to sponsor children in need of financial assistance. Please consider giving the gift of music today.

Become a Volunteer

At all of our events, we utilize local volunteers to help during meal breaks, donate food or water for the cast, and host our cast members in their home for the duration of the program. If you can help, please submit your information today and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions | Signature Workshops

Administrators & Teachers

What kinds of facilities do you need?

We ask that our host provide a main venue space during the event. This is typically a high school theatre or gymnasium. Sometimes the schedule provides the ability to conduct the workshop days in a space that has fewer school conflicts and then move to the main venue for the day of the show.

Additional teaching spaces: (e.g. choir room, band room, small theatre, wrestling room, small gym) We only need two of these additional spaces during the workshop days when we split up to teach different groups at the same time.

How does the fundraiser work?

Turn Up The Music will donate money back to your programs based on the level of students registered for your workshop.

  • 50………………. $250
  • 100…………….. $500
  • 150…………….. $750
  • 200…………….. $1,500
  • 250…………….. $1,750  + $1 / SHOW TICKET
  • 300…………….. $2,000 + $1 / SHOW TICKET  + CHANCE TO WIN $8,000
  • 350…………….. $3,000 + $1 / SHOW TICKET + CHANCE TO WIN $8,000

*$8,000 Drawing: Only schools that reach 300+ students in a 20 city tour (there is one tour each season) are entered in for the drawing to win.

Additional Fundraiser: Schools can also add a fee on top of our participant fee or ticket price as an additional fundraiser. Selling concessions during the event is another great option that a majority of our schools organize as well.

What fees are associated with hosting?

There is no fee to the school for the workshop or fundraiser. The Young Americans collect a participant fee of $59/student and ticket sales for the show. This includes registration for all three days and a Young Americans tour t-shirt, the costume for the show. Our online registration site can help with any parent who’d like to pay via credit card. Parents that would like to pay by cash or check can do so with your school. Our business manager can then invoice the school for any funds collected. Tickets for the final performance are sold by The Young Americans: $10/adult and $8/student. Our staff will take care of this upon arrival.

What kind of training and background do your teachers have?

All of our Young Americans undergo training at The Young Americans College of the Performing Arts before they can tour with our youth programs. In addition, each of our students are subjected to a state and federal background check. 

Does The Young Americans help with insurance and liability?

Yes, no problem. We issue a certificate of insurance for your school/organization. Let us know how you’d like it to read and we can make it happen!

Parents

Is this event good for students with no training?

Yes. There are many students that take part in our programs without any previous training. We always have 30-45 teachers that can work with students one on one if they need any extra help.

What if my student has years of training? Can this program help them grow?

Yes. The designed show has material that can be utilized for students with previous training. In fact, students with training, enjoy these programs due to the variety we provide. Having to be a “triple threat” is becoming increasingly more popular, and learning this type of show alongside international performers provides appropriate growth in those areas.

When and where can I purchase tickets for the show?

Tickets are sold during the event at the show venue. Stop in at the beginning or end of each day to purchase any tickets you family may need. We recommend stopping by before show day to guarantee getting a ticket for the show(s). Participants in the show do not need a ticket.

I see there are two acts to the show, what is in each act?

The first act is performed by the cast of Young Americans as a “thank you” to the campers and families for welcoming us into your community. The second act features the participants in a variety show they learn throughout the workshop.

Does my student need water, food, or sunscreen?

We suggest that everyone bring plenty of water and sunscreen if the weather permits being outside. Plan to bring a packed lunch during meal times scheduled throughout the event.

Students

Is this event good for students with no training?

Yes. There are many students that take part in our programs without any previous training. We always have 30-45 teachers that can work with students one on one if they need any extra help.

What if my student has years of training? Can this program help them grow?

Yes. The designed show has material that can be utilized for students with previous training. In fact, students with training, enjoy these programs due to the variety we provide. Having to be a “triple threat” is becoming increasingly more popular, and learning this type of show alongside international performers provides appropriate growth in those areas.

Am I in the same group as my friends?

Yes. There are three main groups for the event. Those groups are elementary, middle, and high school. If you and your friends are close to being in one group or another, you can choose what group you’d like to be with.

Frequently Asked Questions | Summer Camps

Parents

Is the camp indoor all day or will the campers need sunscreen?

While most of the camp takes place inside, a group may occasionally enjoy the beautiful outdoors as they learn a show segment. As a precaution, applying sunscreen daily before your camper arrives is recommended.

Is your summer camp for experienced dancers/singers?

Yes, with every event we do, we’re able customize material for students with previous training. We continue to make sure each student receives their next step in performing arts education.

I see there are two acts to the show, what is in each act?

The first act is performed by the cast of Young Americans as a “thank you” to the campers and families for welcoming us into your community. The second act features the campers in a variety show they learn throughout the week.

How much is camp?

Follow the camp info and registration link in our tour schedule section to find out how much camp costs at the location near you.

When and where can I purchase tickets for the show?

Tickets are sold during the week of camp at the show venue. Stop in at the beginning or end of each camp day to purchase a ticket. We recommend stopping by before show day to guarantee getting a ticket for the show(s).

Do the campers have to buy tickets for the show?

No. The campers are performers in the show.

Is the camp suitable for kids with special needs?

All are welcome! The Young Americans have a successful history of integration in their teaching endeavors and strive to work with any student interested in the camp. We’re aware, however, that each situation is unique. If you have a special needs student, we invite you to please contact our Summer Camp Producer to discuss what is best for your individual family circumstance.

Have more camp questions?

Email us at summercamp@youngamericans.org, and we are more than happy to help answer your questions!