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World Music Singers at Integrated Arts Academy
Pete Sutherland and Sophia Donforth singing at Young Tradition Weekend

Sophia Donforth will be leading a world music singing class at Integrated Arts Academy (IAA) in Burlington in November and December, part of our year-long collaboration with the school.

Several students and families at the school had requested a singing class and expressed an interest participating in what we’re calling the ‘IAA World Music Singers’, a new after school activity at IAA.  Sophia’s residency is supported by Young Tradition Vermont, making it possible for children to participate without paying a fee.


Quebec Fiddle Sessions with Pascal Gemme

November 15th is the 3rd of 4 sessions with Pascal at the  Burlington Violin Shop.   Final one is scheduled for 12/13.  9:30am for young beginners, 10am for Fiddleheads members, 11am for adults ($10 donation for the 11am session).  The sessions are presented by Vermont Violins and Young Tradition Vermont with generous support from the Quebec Government Office in Boston.



Cajun Music Essay by Katie Trautz

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YTV has been asking individuals familiar with its activities to write an essay about their experiences with the organization, its events and presentations, and related topics.  This one is from Katie Trautz….. fiddler, singer, composer, recording artist, producer and all around organizer of the music we all enjoy and love.  Katie participated in the early years of Young Tradition Weekend as a performer, winning 1st place with Julia Wayne the 1st year of the contest, and YTV has featured Mayfly in many showcase events since, near and far.  This was written as an associated essay for the Les Amis Creole concert at Higher Ground on October 19th, but it is applicable well beyond the promotion of that single event.  If you’ve got a perspective on young folks involved with traditional music and dance, we’d love to you write an essay for us!  Click here for the article as published in the 10/19/14 edition of the Burlington Free Press.

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Why should young folks be interested in traditional music (or dance)?

When you hear this traditional music you hear where you’re from.
—Cedric Watson

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