GYV 2013 is proud to present some wonderful artists in residence and performers.

Charles WilliamsCharles Williams is a vocalist and musician and has been teaching at the Global Youth Village since the 1980′s.  He is looking forward to returning this summer. Louisiana-born  Williams has also performed at Carnegie Hall, The Barns at Wolf Trap, The Smithsonian, and the Kennedy Center. He was the vocal coach for the Grammy-Award winning winning vocal group Sweet Honey on the Rock. Visit Charles’site.

TomTom Teasley is a solo percussionist who offers a wide range of percussion performances and is currently teaching in the Washington, DC area. He has performed with theater, film etc. Tom performed at Global Youth Village in 2012.  Visit Tom’s site to learn more about this master percussionist. Tom performance is supported with a grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts.


Hoorah CloggersThe Hoorah Cloggers are an Appalachian dance group that have performed at Global Youth Village for over 20 years. They introduce GYV participants to traditional bluegrass music and teach a type of folk dance called clogging. 

Visit their site for more info.



jospe-TTP-photo-300x300Robert Jospe is a drummer, band leader and music educator that has shared his love for music with  audiences for decades. Jospé is known for his inventive use of rhythmic styles incorporating salsa, samba, swing, funk and African rhythms into his own unique and distinctive style of contemporary jazz. Jospé, leader of his own jazz band, Inner Rhythm, has been performing at festivals, concert halls, college venues, clubs and private functions throughout the mid-Atlantic region since 1990. Find out more.

Watch Robert perform at GYV with World Beat.


Performances are partially supported by the following:

GYV Program Sponsors