On October 7-9, 2018, Clinton Community School District students in grades 4-12 will have an opportunity of a lifetime. The Young Americans, a performing arts college from southern California will be offering a three day workshop at Clinton High School. First founded in 1962 by Milton C. Anderson, the group is credited with being the first show choir in America, mixing choreography with choral singing. While experiencing national television exposure early on, The Young Americans now teach music to students in the United States and other parts of the world as advocates of music education in their International Music Outreach Tours.
The three day workshop will cover many of the fundamentals of vocal, instrumental, and dance. Students will learn a one hour performance throughout the workshop. But the most important lessons learned in my past experiences with the Young Americans is the passion, self-esteem, self discipline, and teamwork that students will experience over the three days. A student does not have to have a fine arts talent to grow from this experience.
On October 9, the workshop will conclude with a public performance at 7:00 p.m. The first part will be the Young Americans, an off-Broadway quality performance. After intermission, the student participants along with the Young Americans will perform.
Music teachers will be providing information to students during the next two months. Registration will begin at the beginning of the next school year. Here is a link that gives you more information about the Young Americans: