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 2013 through September 2014
- Act now! $250–$400 includes EMP entrance for groups of 30 students.
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.
- For only $5 admission, participants can explore current exhibitions and interactive installations.
Past STAR performances have included:
January 5, 2013 Mount Vernon High School Jazz Band 20, Mount Vernon, WA
January 20, 2013 Shumba Marimba Ensemble, Seattle, WA
January 31, 2013 Broadview-Thomson K-8, Grade 6-8 Choirs
February 2, 2013 Eckstein Jazz Ensemble, Eckstein Middle School, Seattle, WA
March 1, 2013 Kamiakin Junior High Jazz Band, Kirkland, WA
March 9, 2013 Ingraham High School Choirs, Seattle, WA
March 23, 2013 Sedro-Woolley High School Jazz Choir, Sedro-Woolley, WA
March 30, 2013 JazzEd, Seattle, WA
April 5, 2013 Eureka High School Vocal Jazz Choir
April 13, 2013 Concert Choir, Saguaro High School, Scottsdale, AZ
April 14, 2013 Rain City Rock Camp For Girls, Seattle, WA
April 19, 2013 Burlington Middle School and High School Concert Bands, Burlington, WA
April 28, 2013 Cleveland High School Concert Choir, Portland, OR
April 29, 2013 Lethbridge High School Concert Band, Alberta, Canada
May 12, 2013 Oak Bay High School Concert Choir, Victoria, Canada
May 15, 2013 Immaculate Conception Regional School Concert Band, Mt. Vernon, WA
May 17, 2013 Whitman 7th Grade Concert Band, Seattle, WA
May 27, 2013 Highwood High School Jazz Ensemble, Highwood, Montana
June 2, 2013 Chief Sealth High School Mariachi, Seattle, WA
July 27, 2013 Seattle Youth Symphony's "Marrowstone in the City" Summer Music Camp Orchestras, Seattle, WA
August 3, 2013 Seattle Youth Symphony's "Marrowstone in the City" Summer Music Camp Orchestras, Seattle, WA
September 14, 2013 Juyungo (traditional Andean dance and music), Tulcan, Ecuador
October 12, 2013 The Vera Project’s DJ Class, Seattle, WA
November 2, 2013 Trackademics and Streetlight Media programs at Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club, Seattle, WA
November 30, 2013 Rainier Community Center's RecTech Music Program, Seattle, WA
December 7, 2013 Mount Vernon High School Orchestra, Mt. Vernon, WA