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Youth Advisory Board

YAB connects teenagers to the Northwest's all ages arts and music scene by giving them an opportunity to be a driving force in EMP's teen programming.

  1. The 16 members of YAB meet twice a month throughout the 2013–2014 school year. By making their pop culture passions known these high school teens contribute to the continued development of EMP Museum’s youth programs.

    Photo courtesy of EMP staff.

  2. Youth Advisory Board (YAB) participants are active on facebook.com/TheSoundboard, where they've created top ten lists, posted concerts listings, and hosted giveaways.

    Photo courtesy of EMP staff.

  3. YAB members had a hand in building listening content for Block by Block: Inventing Amazing Architecture. They selected songs for the buildings represented in the exhibit to represent the spirit of the cities that house them (New York, Chicago, Seattle, London, Dubai, Taipei, and Kuala Lumpur).

    Photo courtesy of EMP staff.

  4. Youth Advisory Board (YAB) members play a vital role in programming and help to enhance EMP's all-ages focused programs including, Sound Off! the Northwest's premier 21 and under battle of the bands.

    Photo courtesy of EMP staff.

  5. One of the winning photos from Oh Snap! The Youth Advisory Board (YAB) 2013 photo contest. Photographer Jacob Christensen captured a mesmerizing silhouette of band, Kiss the Gunner's Daughter.

    Photo courtesy Jacob Christensen.

Youth Advisory Board (YAB) members directly influence teen programming at EMP Museum, collaborating with local musicians, artists, and community groups and promoting teen programs such as Sound Off! EMP’s 21 and under battle of the bands. In addition, youth create original content for The Soundboard, an online social network devoted to the all-ages music scene and actively contribute to EMP events and exhibit openings.

Accepting applications for 2014-15 school year

Opportunities for YAB Members

  • Screen and discuss Sound Off! submissions
  • Assist at events like Bumbershoot, Sound Off! and more
  • Develop EMP's youth voice and reach out to other teenagers in the community
  • Help showcase EMP programs to the greater Seattle community
  • Get an inside peek at museum exhibits and special events
  • Participate and network on The Soundboard—EMP's online community devoted to the NW's all-ages music and arts scene

Applications

Requirements

  • Must be high school-aged
  • Must complete the YAB application
  • Attend meetings twice a month Thursday evenings at EMP
  • Have a basic knowledge of and enthusiasm for music
  • A commitment to serving on the board for nine months

Deadline: August 8

Apply

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