Participants in the 2018 Youth Track cohort get ready for the Saturday concert.

Participants in the 2018 Youth Track cohort get ready for the Saturday concert.

Apply

** We are not currently accepting applications. Applications for the 2020 program will open in the spring. **

Please read the information provided below for youth and advocate (adult) participants. Links are provided to the site where you will complete the application (and upload any necessary forms) and the payment site for your application deposit. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

 

Program costs:

Youth Track fee:

2019 Early Bird pricing: $600 per participant (includes tuition, housing, and meals)

2019 Regular pricing: $650 per participant (includes tuition, housing, and meals)

Advocate Track fee:

2019 Early Bird pricing: $750 per resident participant (includes tuition, housing, and meals)

$500 per commuting participant (includes tuition and meals)

2019 Regular pricing: $800 per resident participant (includes tuition, housing, and meals)

$550 per commuting participant (includes tuition and meals)

Youth applicants

You will need to provide basic information like your name, age, primary instrument, and so forth. There is some information you will need to provide that you might not know off the top of your head. So, when you begin your application, please be sure you have the following:

  1. a recent photo you can upload,

  2. your contact information,

  3. contact information for your parent(s)/guardian(s),

  4. name and contact information for your parish music director or school music teacher,

  5. your t-shirt size and dietary needs,

  6. completed “Health Information” form,

  7. completed "Code of Conduct" form, and

  8. completed "Parent(s)/Guardian(s) Consent" form.

You will also need to respond to a few short essay questions. These questions help us get to know you and your experiences better. The questions you will respond to are:

  1. Tell us why you became involved in music ministry at your church or school. What motivates you to continue to serve in this role? 

  2. Tell us a little more about your musical background and abilities. Do you study music at school or take private lessons?

  3. If accepted into this program, what do you hope to gain or take-away?  

  4. (For those interested in serving as a peer minister) Why are you interested in serving as a peer minister? What gifts do you hope to share with your peers?

You will need to provide us the name and contact information for someone who can serve as a reference for you.  Ask your parish or school music director, youth minister, pastor, or someone who can speak to you musical and leadership experience.

 

Advocate (adult) applicants

You will need to provide basic information like your name, title, parish/community, and so forth. There is some information you will need to provide that you might not know off the top of your head. So, when you begin your application, please be sure you have the following:

  1. a recent photo you can upload,

  2. your contact information,

  3. your t-shirt size and information about any special dietary needs,

  4. your NPM membership number (if you are a member),

  5. parish/school contact information, and

  6. evidence of VIRTUS safe environment training.

You will also need to respond to a few short essay questions. These questions help us get to know you and your experiences better. The questions you will respond to are:

  1. What do you see as the biggest obstacle you face to maximize youth participants gifts of music and leadership in service of the liturgy?

  2. If accepted into this program, what do you hope to gain or take-away?