Students Training in Artistic Reach.
Open to ensembles of all musical genres based in schools or the wider community, MoPOP’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 MoPOP'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.
April 25, 2017 Kamaikin Middle School Jazz Band (Kirkland, WA)
April 28, 2017 Sentinnel High School Spartanaires Chamber Choir (Missoula, MT)
May 5, 2017 Burlington-Edison Intermediate Concert Band (Burlington-Edison, WA)
May 19, 2017 Emerald City Sings Choral Festival (Seattle, WA)
May 20, 2017 Cello X (Seattle, WA)
May 25, 2017 Nathan Hale High School Orchestra (Seattle, WA)
May 31, 2017 Nathan Hale High School Wind Ensemble (Seattle, WA)
June 3, 2017 Steel Pan Summit (Seattle, WA)
June 6, 2017 Albuquerque Youth Symphony (Albuquerque, NM)
June 8, 2017 Gateway Middle School Concert Choir (Everett, WA)
Past STAR performances:
January 19, 2017 Whitman Intermediate Orchestra (Seattle, WA)
January 20, 2017 Roosevelt High School Choir (Seattle, WA)
January 21, 2017 Wenatchee Mariachi (Wenatchee, WA)
January 27, 2017 Whitman Middle School Concert Band (Seattle, WA)
February 3, 2017 Canyon Park Junior High Symphonic Band (Bothell, WA)
February 7, 2017 Evergreen High School Wind Symphony (Vancouver, WA)
February 10, 2017 Canyon Park Junior High Orchestra (Bothell, WA)
March 10, 2017 Union High School Chamber Orchestra (Camas, WA)
March 10, 2017 Hudson's Bay String Orchestra (Vancouver, WA)
March 16, 2017 Mesa High School Choir (Mesa, AZ)
March 25, 2017 Naches Valley Ranger Band and Naches Valley Ranger Choir (Naches, WA)
March 28, 2017 Highline Jazz Band (Burien, WA)
March 29, 2017 Scripps Ranch High School Orchestra (Scripps Ranch, CA)
March 30, 2017 La Venture MS Symphonic Band (Mount Vernon, WA)
April 4, 2017 Tillicum MS &th Grade Band (Bellevue, WA)
April 13, 2017 Evergreen High School Wind Symphony (Vancouver, WA)
April 15, 2017 Weiser High School Concert Band (Weisser, ID)