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Receive it, carry it, pass it on!

Young Tradition Vermont (YTV) is an organization that uses traditional music and dance to ensure young people have opportunities to be inspired and inspiring, to learn and teach, to perform for others, and to serve communities where they live and visit.  With more than two dozen programs, free or at the lowest possible cost to participants, we invite you to become part of the dynamic, committed, diverse and inclusive world YTV is part of.

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The Programs

Young Tradition Vermont programs are inclusive, at low – or no – cost.

Touring Group

Teen and near-teen players, singers and dancers focusing on learning and performing traditional music and dance over a 9-month season, including an April performance tour.  Group members learn from and are supported by a manager, artist leaders, and master musicians.

Fiddleheads

Fiddleheads is about being inspired by traditional music and playing that music with others.

Young Tradition Festival

A week-long celebration of relationships involving students, teachers, apprentices, master artists and families in local, regional and international traditional music and dance communities.

Instrument Loan Program

Young Tradition Vermont has a variety of acoustic instruments available for loan, at no cost, for young folks (25 and under). 

Tom Sustic Fund

Supporting families who’s children are being treated for life threatening conditions and/or are in hospice care.

Trad Camp

Information about Trad Camp in general. By the new year, there will be updates about camp plans for July 2022.

Instrument Petting Zoo

The Instrument Petting Zoo (IPZ) is a collection of instruments that are installed at schools, farmer’s markets, festivals, parks, recreation programs, music camps, and special events with the express purpose of letting young people play them.

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Latest updates

What’s up right now.

20 September 2021 / Read more

Touring Group 2021/2022

Young Tradition Touring Group enters its 2nd full season of the pandemic with a combination of online and hoped-for in-person activities.

15 September 2021 / Read more

Touring Group deadline 9/15/21

Touring Group deadline for applications and auditions

14 September 2021 / Read more

2021 Junior US National Scottish Fiddle Champion

2021 Junior US National Scottish Fiddle Champion

13 September 2021 / Read more

YTV presents Kowal Family Band at Rokeby Museum’s Harvest Day 9/19/21 2pm

Kowal Family Band at Rokeby Museum’s Harvest Day.

11 September 2021 / Read more

Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas 10/2/21 7pm

Alasdair Fraser, long regarded as Scotland’s premier fiddle ambassador, and the sizzlingly-talented Californian cellist Natalie Haas.

11 September 2021 / Read more

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4 core Integrated Arts Academy partners on the back of the school’s 2021 t-shirt

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We can't do it without you.

A big shout out to those who make what we do possible.

Judy Allan

Jeremy Beaudry

Jeff and Julie Benay

Daniel Bergeson

Birchen Music

Nancy Bove

Alan Bradbury

Lisa Brande

Matt Buckley

Burlington Irish Heritage Festival

Doug Campbell

Terry and Hans Carstensen

Rick Ceballos

Chandler Center for the Arts

Michele Choiniere

Mike Conlogue

Nowa Crosby/Randolin Instruments

Kerry Cullinan

Ruth Dennis

Danielle Devlin

Cheryl Dressler

Alec Ellsworth

Emily Ewald

Mark Fowler

Patricia Freed-Thall

Beth and Brad Freisen

Gardnertown Farm

Garrett School of Irish Dance

Carmen George

Susan and Jeffrey Goodell

Amy Henry

Jan Hilborn

Christopher Hollis

Fred and Joyce Holmes

Nelia Horikawa

Sarah Hotchkiss

Melissa Hutson

Monika Ivancic

Drew Kervick

Jane and Matt Kimble

Renee King La Casse

Kathryn Kuba-Dandurand

Claude Lehman

Ann Lipsitt

William Marcinkowski

Anne McNeill

Samuel Meir

Middlebury Town Hall Theater

Alyssa Miller

Frank Miller

Tammy Morissette

Phil Mozeika

James Munkres

Nelson Family Foundation

Jessica Noyes

Amy O’Donnell

Brenda O’Grady

O Bread

Otto & Associates

David and Mary Otto

One Arts

Ann Pearce

Peoples Trust Company

Keren Peterson

Mary Lynn Riggs

Bob Rosenfeld

Oliver Scanlon

Gary Sckolnick

Emily Schoenberg

Elizabeth Schwartz

Laura Selikson

Laurel Shelmandine

Linda Simoneaux

Mary Stevenson

Andy and Linda Suntup

Mark Sustic and Deborah Travis

Pete Sutherland

Andrew Swayze

Thistle Stone Works

Cynthia Thomas

Laura Travis

Turrell Fund

UVM Lane Series

Vermont Folklife Center

Gigi Weissman

Janet White

Dana Whittle

Marc Wolman

Grace Ziesing

Robert Ziesing

Selma Zjakic