The Young Americans experience offers extensive travel opportunities. In conjunction with The Young Americans Music Outreach Tours students have the opportunity to travel across the United States and to countries around the World.
Travel & Inspire
Students spend their first two semesters in Southern California at the YACPA campus. During this time they complete 30 units of coursework, learn 6+ hours of performance material, perform 4 different shows, and spend time forging bonds with their fellow cast mates. In the summer of their first year, and into the years beyond, students begin auditioning for tours and performance projects with The Young Americans. AA Degree-seeking students continue their studies in conjunction with the touring programs through practicums and online courses.
The Young Americans Music Outreach Tour is made up of 36 cast members who spend 3 to 5 months touring a region of the world visiting 20 or more communities. At each tour stop, The Young Americans host a performing arts workshop for k-12 children. The Young Americans serve as workshop leaders and help teach the performance material to the participants. While The Young Americans cast members are teaching songs and dances the emphasis is to help participants develop self-esteem and self-confidence.
Currently, The Young Americans produce annually:
- 4 United States Tours
- 4 Japan Tours
- 2 European Tours
- 1 United Kingdom Tour
- 1 South East Asian Tour
In addition to performing, studying, and leading workshops while touring, The Young Americans cast members have the privilege of staying with host families in the countries visited. This provides an incredible way to experience the diverse cultures of our world, all while being musical ambassadors.