2017/2018 Young Tradition Touring Group Application (for Group Members)
One application per person please! Adults should complete the survey that is specifically for adults.

Rehearsal dates referenced in application (as of 7/5/17).....
Except where noted otherwise, location is Elley Long Music Center in Colchester www.vyo.org, starting at 10am, ending at 2pm.....

9/30/17

10/28/17

12/2/17

12/26/17 through 12/28/17 (2 overnights, arrive 12 noon on 12/26, leave by 12 noon on 12/28, at Bishop Booth Conference Center in Burlington www.rockpointvt.org/conference_center)

1/27/18 (performance at Spice on Snow Festival in Montpelier that evening www.summitschool.wixsite.com/summitschool/winterfestival)

2/24/18 (likely performance TBA that evening)

3/24/18 (likely performance TBA that evening)

4/7/18 (placeholder for final rehearsal before trip, may change to 4/14/18, but we'd have to do it somewhere else as Elley Long isn't available that day) (likely performance TBA on whatever evening)


Organizational goals for Young Tradition Vermont referenced in application…..

inspire young people with traditional music and dance

ensure learning opportunities for those who are inspired

ensure performing opportunities for those who are inspired and have learned

use our inspiration, what we have learned and our performing ability to serve others, including families with children in life-threatening/life-altering situations


Touring Group goals referenced in application…..

perform for and visit schools and other organizations in Vermont, the Northeast and other parts of the world

spend time with and learn from master musicians and dancers in Vermont, the Northeast and other parts of the world

share traditional music and dance styles from Vermont and the Northeast with young people who may not be familiar with it

establish relationships with young people and organizations with similar interests from other parts of the world and host visits by them in Vermont and the Northeast

first name
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last name
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e-mail address
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home phone number
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cell number
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mailing address (street number & name/post office box)
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mailing address (town/city)
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mailing address (state/province)
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mailing address (zip/postal code)
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parent's or legal guardian's full name(s) (na if 18 or older)
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parent's or legal guardian's mailing address (na if 18 or older) (include town, state and zip)
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parent's or legal guardian's e-mail address (na if 18 or older)
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parent's or legal guardian's home and cell number(s) (na if 18 or older)
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If selected, would you consider yourself an 'anchor' member (extensive recording and performing experience as a solo or in a duo or small ensemble featuring folk/traditional music/dance, older and or less likely to participate in future touring groups, advanced level skills for at an adult level, ability and experience teaching others at an advanced level, experience traveling for several days or more as a performing artist in a solo or small ensemble format, demonstrated leadership, follow through and commitment to other groups)?
If selected, would you consider yourself an 'associate' member (some performing or recording experience in ensemble or a large group featuring folk/traditional music/dance, young enough to possibly participate in future touring groups, ability and/or experience teaching other teens at an intermediate or advanced level, some but limited experience traveling as a performing artist in an ensemble or large group, demonstrated follow through and commitment in other groups)?
If selected, would you consider yourself an 'apprentice' member (little or no recording and/or performing experience featuring folk/traditional music/dance, younger teens likely to have future opportunities to participate in the touring group, intermediate skills, little or no teaching experience, very little or no experience traveling as a performing artist, experience with commitment and follow through with other groups)?
What is your primary musical instrument?
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Would you consider your instrumental skill level to be upper intermediate to advanced?
How do you learn music?
What instruments you are able to play at an intermediate to advanced performance level?
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What styles or genres of music can you play at a performance level (e.g. Irish, Scottish, Quebec, Bluegrass, Old Time, etc.)?
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Do you fit the age range criteria as a Touring Group member as of 4/19/18 (at least 13 years old, less than 20 years old)?
In addition to playing an instrument, what else can you do at a performance level?
Is the primary instrument you play best suited to ......
What type of teaching/learning situation do you feel you learn best in?
Do you have experience teaching or mentoring others as a friend, mentor, instructor?
What other group travel experiences have you had with people who are the same or similar age, music/dance-related or otherwise?
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Have you done anything where you spent a week or more away from your family?
Have you participated on other Young Tradition Touring Group tours?
How do you propose completing the audition process? (final deadline is 9/1/17, but don't risk losing out by waiting that long)
What other performance groups have you been part of (e.g. orchestras, bands, choirs, dance troupes, etc.)?
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If selected as a member of the Touring Group, will you attend the scheduled rehearsal dates (listed above)?
If selected as a member of the Touring Group, will you attend the 3-day retreat in late December, including that extra cost (not to exceed $200 per person)?
If you have conflicts with any of the rehearsal dates, what are they? (what's the date, and what's the reason?)
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If selected, will you to help host youth groups as our quests, including those from the places the Touring Group has visited?
If selected, will you commit to the organizational goals of Young Tradition Vermont (see above)?
If selected, will you commit to the Touring Group program goals of Young Tradition Vermont (see above)?
If selected, will you commit yourself to the full project year, starting in September 2017 and continuing through early May 2018?
If selected, will you commit yourself to the Touring Group whether or not there is an April tour, and whether or not that tour is in Scotland?
If selected, will you read and respond as requested quickly to e-mail messages from the Touring Group manager, Artist Leaders and Youth Leaders
If selected, can you commit to a non-refundable deposit by 9/1/17 (which will be credited toward the total package cost)?
If selected, can you commit to regular payments or full payment toward the total package cost (between $2,500 and $3,000), in addition to group fundraising projects, beginning in September 2017 to be completed not later than March 2018?
If selected, will you commit to individual fundraising for Touring Group fundraising projects totaling at least $500 (e.g. selling raffle tickets, CDs and shirts, collecting donations, promoting through social media, requesting grants, selling banner space, etc.)?
Have you, or do you plan, to recruit others to apply for the Touring Group this year?
Additional information you would like to share.
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