Students Training in Artistic Reach.
Open to ensembles of all musical genres based in schools or the wider community, EMP’s STAR (Students Training in Artistic Reach) program supports youth music ensembles by conveying the artistic skills necessary to perform in a professional capacity.
Students identify learning goals, receive two hours of dedicated coaching from professional artists experienced in working with youth, and get valuable public performance opportunities on stage in EMP's Sky Church.
- September 2015—September 2016
- $250 for two hours of coaching and performance, plus a $75-$100 administrative fee
- This program is offered free of charge to Free or Reduced Price Lunch (FRPL) designated school groups. Schools with 40% participants in the FRPL program may also apply for bus funding assistance. This coaching program is provided at no cost for invited community ensembles who offer youth significant scholarships to participate. Community groups please apply.
- STAR groups and their attending friends and families receive a discounted group admission rate of $6 per person.
Note: February through May is STAR’s busiest time of the year. We usually have a full roster by January. Please plan accordingly and contact us as early as possible.
Past 2015 STAR performances:
October 25, 2015 Youth Speaks Seattle (Seattle, WA)
November 6, 2015 OneBeat Sharing Out Concert with Roosevelt High School Choir, Simba Youth Marimba Ensemble, Ingraham High School Choir, and Big World Breaks Percussion Ensemble
November 21, 2015 Hendrix Music Academy (Renton, WA)
Email Bonnie Showers, Curator, Education + Interpretive Services, at BonnieS@EMPmuseum.org or call 206-262-3250.
Email Jonathan Cunningham, Manager, Youth Programs + Community Outreach, at JonathanC@EMPmuseum.org or call 206-262-3156.
Email Andrew Wonders, Education Programs Coordinator, at AndrewWP@EMPmuseum.org or call 206-262-3239.