The audition and application process to be an international member of The Young Americans is a holistic process that incorporates talent, work ethic, leadership, and communication skills.
Before joining a touring cast all new members of The Young Americans must complete a training program. The nine-month program takes place in Corona, CA and encompasses performance techniques in voice, dance, and acting, as well as courses that expand self-understanding and global awareness ,and develop teaching and musicianship skills. The training process is essential to ensuring that each cast member is ready to be an effective performer, teacher, and representative of The Young Americans.
For those international members whose primary language is not English, the audition and application process includes an English language proficiency evaluation. This helps us ensure that every new Young American has a high chance of successfully completing the training program.