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 2015-16 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)
January 14, 2016 Whitman Middle School 7th Grade Orchestra, Seattle, WA
January 16, 2016 Wenatchee Mariachi, Wenatchee, WA
February 5, 2016 Whitman Middle School Concert Band, Seattle, WA
February 27, 2016 Canyon Park Junior High Symphonic Band, Bothell, WA
March 3, 2016 Lochburn Middle School 8th Grade Band, Lakewood, WA
March 4, 2016 Kentwood High School Choir, Covington, WA
March 9, 2016 Highline High School Jazz Ensemble, Burien, WA
March 10, 2016 Chief Sealth International High School Band, Seattle, WA
March 11, 2016 Hudson’s Bay High School String Orchestras, Vancouver, WA
March 19, 2016 Canyon Park Junior High Orchestra, Bothell, WA
March 24, 2016 LaVenture Middle School Symphonic Band, Mt. Vernon, WA
March 28, 2016 Jefferson Township High School Chamber Choir, Oak Ridge, NJ
March 31, 2016 Robbinsdale Cooper High School Orchestra, New Hope, MN
April 1, 2016 Emerald City Choral Festival, Nationwide
April 9, 2016 Upland High School Choir, Upland, CA
April 16, 2016 Denton High School Jazz Band, Denton, TX
April 21, 2016 Kamiakin Middle School Jazz Ensemble, Kirkland, WA
April 27, 2016 North Lake Middle School Choir, Lake Stevens, WA
May 6, 2016 Burlington-Edison School District Intermediate Band, Burlington, WA
May 25, 2016 Nathan Hale High School Wind Ensemble, Seattle, 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 Jessica Lane, Education Programs Coordinator, at JessicaL@EMPmuseum.org or call 206-262-3239.