The Young Americans, a highly-respected group of performers that has graced the stage of Disney World and other renowned venues, is bringing their International Music Outreach program to the Huron Valley School District community.
The Young Americans is comprised of 200 college-age members from over 37 states and seven countries. Forty of them will be teaching students who wish to participate from Sunday, Feb. 13 through Tuesday, Feb. 15 at Milford High School.
The intensive instruction includes music and performance workshops covering vocal techniques, dance, acting, chorale, auditioning and stage presence.
Apart from earning a name for themselves as entertainers, the Young Americans are trained teachers who encourage self-growth, self-esteem and teamwork among the students they take under their wings.
“They show great excitement and a strong love for music. The kids walk away feeling good about themselves,” said Maryann Lambrecht, chorale director for Milford High School. “They have a personal connection with the kids and their excitement is contagious.”
Each Young American will teach five students at a time.
“As a teacher it’s a challenge to get students to an exciting moment on why music is important but this group does that in just a few days,” Lambrecht said.
The cost to participate is $57 per person. Once 200 students register, the Milford High School Vocal Music and Theater Program will garner a portion of the proceeds to purchase music supplies, sheet music and instruments.
Registration forms can be picked up at the Milford High School office. Contact Lambrecht with questions at email@example.com.
The three-day program will culminate the third evening with both the students and Young Americans performing along side one another.
“It’s all very exciting from an educational perspective,” Lambrecht said. “Now we’re trying to figure out how to capitalize on the enthusiasm to keep it going.”