Like to Perform? Learn How to Audition to Be a 2020 Young Performing Missionary in Nauvoo

  • 11 September 2019

Young performing missionaries perform in Nauvoo, Illinois. Applications for the 2020 season are due November 30, 2019.

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  • Applications for the summer 2020 season will be accepted October 1 through November 30, 2019.

Between October 1 and November 30, 2019, single members of the Church ages 18 to 25 are invited to audition to serve as young performing missionaries in Historic Nauvoo.

Applications for summer 2020 (April 29 through August 12, 2020) will be accepted and processed from October 1 through November 30, 2019.

Young performing missionaries include singers, dancers, band musicians, and stage technicians who perform daily in various venues in Nauvoo and in the pageants. According to the FAQs, “only a limited number of missionaries can be called. Talent, training, and experience are very important. Other significant qualifications include character traits such as spiritual maturity, willingness to obey mission rules, and enthusiasm for serving.”

Young performing missionaries are selected by audition and then called and set apart as Church-service missionaries. As such, they are required to be temple worthy, and they commit to live by missionary standards and follow a rigorous schedule of rehearsals and performances.

Learn More

To learn more about this opportunity, visit history.ChurchofJesusChrist.org/ypm. In addition, informational firesides are held at various locations in Utah and Idaho. Return to the main web page to see the times and locations for this year’s firesides. If you cannot attend a fireside, please contact youngperformingmissionaries@ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

How to Apply

To apply, between October 1 and November 30, go to history.ChurchofJesusChrist.org/ypm, and fill out the online application form in the FAQs. You will also need to create an audition video following the requirements for whichever YPM group you are applying for (band, singers and dancers, or stage technicians).

Young performing missionaries in the brass band perform in Nauvoo, Illinois.