Seattle Office of Film + Music

EMP Seeks New Youth Advisory Board Members
June 14, 2012, 2:43 pm
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EMP seeks new members for the 2012-2013 Youth Advisory Board (YAB). 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. YAB members also get an inside peek at museum exhibits and special events. You must be high school-aged to apply.


Sound Off! is the Northwest’s foremost underage battle of the bands event. Each year EMP is electrified by this annual musical event that provides a stage and spotlight for promising young bands in the Seattle area. Those interested in participating can submit an application starting September 2. Sound Off! has been the launching ground for various artists and bands including The Lonely Forest, Dyme Def, Sol, New Faces, The Lonely H, Schoolyard Heroes and Brite Futures (Formerly Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head). Last year’s winner was pop-centric group Tomten. Participants must be 21 or under, and live in Washington, Oregon or British Columbia. EMP will also have a booth in Center Square during Bumbershoot this weekend with more information about next year’s Sound Off!

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Vera Project
Josh Powell, former Program Director at the Vera Project proudly settles into his new position as the Managing Director. Powell is a long-time all-ages music connoisseur, with a diverse package of experience in his back pocket. Cofounder of nonprofit The Bikery, Executive Assistant at NPower Seattle, and Administrative Assistant at The Old Fire House Teen Center only highlight a portion of Powell’s history and all strongly suggest the torch has been handed to the right person. Shannon Roach, who held the position previously, is moving on to a different stage: Executive Director of the Recording Academy’s Pacific Northwest Chapter.  The transition period was carefully designed so that Powell acquires all of Roach’s seasoned know-how and hard-earned knowledge.  Currently, Vera is accepting applications for the Program Director position.

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June 24, 2011, 10:06 am
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Curated by EMP’s Youth Advisory Board, After Hours brings together premiere musical talents from around the Seattle area to perform in front of an all-ages crowd; it’s a program designed by teens for teens. This year marks the first hip-hop lineup for the quarterly event. Attendees can expect energetic sets by notable local hip-hop artists like Sol and Grynch, plus newcomers Kung Foo Grip and DJ Nphared. EMP’s main gallery space will also be open during the performances, allowing people to browse the recently-opened exhibit Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses. Adding to the evening’s event will be youth-made music videos by the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY), dance showcases from the UW Hip-Hop Student Association B-Boys, and much more.

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